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Treat Insomnia with Chinese Overland Park Acupuncture

Insomnia is caused by discordant cycles within the body. When afflicted by it, people tend to experience inability to sleep. When the body is deprived of sleep, it busies itself by producing the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline, which in turn leads to edginess and frustration. One problem that often contributes to sleep deprivation is when people are awake they tend to drink more coffee and tea that further aggravates the problem of sleeplessness because of the caffeine that is found in these drinks.

One alternative treatment used to treat people suffering from insomnia is Chinese Manhattan acupuncture, which is a holistic approach to the problem rather than the more traditional forms of treatment. Acupuncture is an ancient healing method which is done using very fine needles that are inserted into particular body surface points and these points lie along the meridians, which are the energy conduits in the body according to Chinese medicine. When stimulated through acupuncture, physical and mental changes that are beneficial are brought about.

Since ancient times, Chinese medicine has acknowledged the existence of more than one form of insomnia. They also believe that each different form of insomnia warrants a different form of treatment. These treatments are comprised of several combinations of stimulating the meridians together with different formulas of herbal medicines. Healing of insomnia through acupuncture is usually customized to meet the individual’s needs and every individual is considered unique in Chinese medicine, there are many variants of treatments as there are people that suffer from insomnia.

It is a holistic method that incorporates the purpose of the body and mind balancing emotional and mental sufferings effectively and naturally. There are certain points in our body that can sedate the person enough to make him feel sleepy. When this procedure is performed the acupuncture needles are applied to certain points of the body and these points are found in the wrists, ear and between eyebrows. In placing the acupuncture needles in these points, it sends series of signals to the brain, which promotes relaxation and sleep. The whole concept of acupuncture rests on balancing the human body’s “chi” or life energy to augment the physical, mental and spiritual health. The best time for acupuncture treatment is in late afternoon for a person that suffers from insomnia. Acupuncture is a treatment that has little or no pain as the needles are inserted the patient should feel no more than a prick like that of a mosquito bite.

Along with this treatment other changes are made that are incorporated with the use of acupuncture needles and these are the consumption of caffeine which is restricted during the course of treatment and in place of drinks with caffeine custom-made herbal medicines are taken. There are also changes made in the patient’s daily routine to facilitate maximum benefit of the treatment.

The Chinese acupuncture treatments for patients with insomnia would usually last approximately twenty or thirty minutes once or twice a week. It will only take a short amount of time until the patient begins to see results with this type of treatment.

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