Sleep is the best medicine. But what do you do when you cannot fall asleep and suffer from sleepless nights? Insomnia is the inability to initiate or maintain adequate nighttime sleep. Acupuncture and Asian medicine can be a safe and non-invasive form of correcting an imbalance that is causing sleeplessness. Acupuncture is used to quiet the mind and calm overactive energy.
Acupuncture is often used in conjunction with traditional Asian herbal medicine or moxibustion to treat chronic and debilitating sleep disorders. Currently, there are several studies that support the belief that acupuncture helps improve insomnia; however, more high-quality, long-term research needs to be done in order to determine how much acupuncture is effective for various types of insomnia in adult patients.