Can Acupuncture Help with Sleep?

//Can Acupuncture Help with Sleep?

Can’t sleep? Statistics Canada shows that 1 in 3 Canadian adults sleep less than the healthy recommendation of 7-9 hours a night. We get it, with the ongoing pandemic and all the stress you may have it is hard to find time for sleep, even though it is something essential. Your sleeping issues may be because of anxiety. Worrying about a task for work or a new project for school can really mess with your sleep cycle. You are probably in need for a good night’s sleep right now but do not know how to get one. Luckily, it has been shown that acupuncturing services can help you get back on track.

In a study conducted in 2004, it was found that acupuncture can indeed increase melatonin secretion and it also reduces insomnia and anxiety. Thus, letting you be able to relax without being stressed or anxious about anything and getting the good night’s sleep you deserve. You may now be wondering, what is acupuncture exactly? Let us show you:

 

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

Acupuncture is a treatment in which fine, thin needles are placed strategically on specific points of the body. The needles are sterilized and then placed to lightly penetrate into the skin. They are generally painless, opposite to pain felt when getting blood take or a getting a vaccine. Though, depending on the issue you have come to resolve, some acupuncturists may use electricity or heat on the needles to give you better results. Your acupuncturist may also help give you better service by using both massage techniques and acupuncture needles. The placement of the needles on precise acupuncture points will help your body in the release of opioid peptides (chemicals that help with pain management). In the case that someone has trouble falling asleep or actually suffers from insomnia, the needles will be placed on certain points that will assist in releasing more melatonin and taking away any anxiety. Sometimes, it may be ideal that you have follow-up with your acupuncturist in order to get the best results possible.

 

SO, DOES ACUPUNCTURE ACTUALLY HELP WITH SLEEP?

The goal of acupuncture is to put needles in certain points of the body to stimulate that part of the body. Although there is not enough evidence to prove that acupuncture can fully cure insomnia, there is proof that acupuncture can stimulate a good sleep. Acupuncture is used to relieve the body of any tension or pain and those are often reasoning why people do not get good rest.

Giving you a better sleep will be the main goal of your acupuncture session, but it comes with many other benefits that you will find:

  • More energy during the day
  • Better productivity
  • Mental clarity
  • Less anxiety
  • Low stress levels
  • Better digestion
  • Help with headaches

 

WHERE CAN I GET ACUPUNCTURAL SERVICES IN MISSISSAUGA, MILTON, OR ETOBICOKE?

Providing the best Acupuncture treatment for you is our priority at The Health First Group. Here, acupuncture is often used to complement physiotherapy or massage therapy. The Health First Group Acupuncture clinic and center is one of the best and multi-specialty acupuncture clinics located in the Greater Toronto Area. Our acupuncture clinic and center is the best place for you to receive your treatment. Let us help you get the sleep that you deserve! Come and book an acupuncture session with one of our qualified and registered acupuncturists in Mississauga, Milton, or Etobicoke today!

 

REFERENCES

  1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14990755/
  2. https://www.sharp.com/health-news/can-acupuncture-help-you-sleep.cfm
  3. https://www.whytechiro.com/pain-clinic-edmonton-blog/chiropractic-treatment/the-benefits-of-acupuncture-treatment-if-you-suffer-from-insomnia/
  4. https://www.healthline.com/health/pressure-points-for-sleep
  5. https://www.healthline.com/health/acupuncture-for-sleep#benefits

 

WRITTEN BY:
Dr. Preety Somal, Chiropractor
Preety works at The Health First Group’s Milton and Mississauga Millcreek Chiropractic Clinic

 

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2021-06-25T17:52:56+00:00