Insomnia is the difficulty of getting to sleep or sleeping long enough to feel refreshed in the morning and is a problem which most people will experience at some point in their life. It is estimated that a third of people in the UK have episodes of insomnia but a number a factors ranging from age, lifestyle or even your diet can influence the amount of sleep you get.
Acupuncture aims to promote relaxation and an overall wellbeing by stimulating the nervous system to release neurochemical messengers. By stimulating particular acupuncture points, certain areas of the brain are affected which reduces pain and stress, allowing the individual to relax and deactivate the ‘analytical’ brain which is responsible for anxiety and insomnia.
According to the British Acupuncture Council,’ Reviews are consistent in showing that most trials have found acupuncture (or acupressure or related procedures) to be significantly more effective than hypnotic drugs’ proving how acupuncture can have a positive effect on individuals with insomnia.
If you are suffering from Insomnia, Acupuncture That Works are able to offer a range of acupuncture which could help. For more information and to make an appointment for your free initial consultation then please call us on 0800 051 76 88.