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Acupuncture for Insomnia

If you struggle with insomnia, you’ve probably already heard all of the tips and tricks before–turn off your phone an hour before bed, go to bed earlier, have a set bedtime, incorporate a relaxing pre-bed routine, exercise, etc. But sometimes you can seem to do all the right things but not see much success.

Tired woman clutching forehead while sitting on a bed.
Dr. Garrison applying acupuncture to the neck area of a female client.

How Does Acupuncture Work for Insomnia?

Acupuncture is a great natural alternative to sleeping pills and medications. Acupuncture stimulates blood flow and bring the body back into balance, which can include reducing stress and anxiety, often contributing factors to someone’s insomnia.

Acupuncture is also a long-term solution. While prescription sleep medications or sleeping pills might get you to go to sleep at night, they don’t treat any underlying conditions that may be causing your insomnia. Acupuncture, however, brings systemic healing to the root problems and doesn’t cause any of the unpleasant side effects that sleep meds do.

But healing doesn’t happen overnight. Acupuncture is not a one-and-done treatment. Just like it usually takes time for your body to fall out of balance, it will take time to bring it back into balance. During your full exam, we’ll outline a treatment schedule based on your specific body and needs. Then as we start treatment, we’ll adjust the schedule as needed.

Using natural, alternative approaches like acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help you finally get a good night’s sleep–every night.

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Be well rested.