The Raleigh Acupuncture insomnia treatment works wonders. Have trouble falling asleep? Do you have elaborate rituals each night to fall asleep? Do you wake in the middle of the night and can’t fall back. Have you been taking Ambien for years and are worried about the side effects? If you answered Yes to any of these questions, come in for acupuncture.
Raleigh Acupuncture Insomnia Treatment
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Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep are symptoms resulting from imbalances in the body. Once we identify and correct those imbalances, the symptoms resolve themselves. In Chinese medicine, we recognize various triggers for different types of insomnia:
- Difficulty falling asleep typically points to heart or liver blood deficiency.
- Waking during the night with difficulty falling back to sleep points to either kidney yin deficiency or liver qi stagnation.
The Raleigh Acupuncture insomnia treatment is custom-designed to address your specific imbalances. Once corrected, your sleep will improve.
Ten people coming to us suffering from insomnia may have ten different root causes responsible for their sleep troubles. Depending on their particular imbalance, we treat them in ten different ways. Our job as Chinese medicine practitioners is to identify their specific imbalance and treat it accordingly.
Some people can’t sleep because they have ANXIETY. Others because they have DEPRESSION. Still others struggle with sleep because they have too much STRESS in their life. No matter your situation, acupuncture can help.
Acupuncture Relieves Insomnia
When you first come in, we will conduct a full intake exam. We ask you many questions about your health, feel your pulse, and look at your tongue. This process identifies your root imbalances in preparation for treatment.
You receive a complete Raleigh Acupuncture insomnia treatment during this first visit. All needles are sterile, single-use, and hair-thin. The acupuncture points we select will address the imbalances responsible for your insomnia. The treatments are relaxing – many of our patients fall asleep during their sessions. Afterward, you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
Recent Insomnia Case
We recently had a 34-year-old man come to the clinic complaining of severe insomnia – he fell asleep fine but woke every morning at 2:00 am. It took hours for him to fall back asleep, and some nights he could not fall back at all. Ambien used to help, but now even medication would not give him an uninterrupted night’s sleep. Finally, he was at his wit’s ends and came to acupuncture searching for help.
His examination revealed several imbalances:
He said he was stressed and overworked when we asked about his emotions. His job was demanding and relentless, leaving him feeling distressed most of the time.
He recently broke up with his long-term girlfriend and was distraught.
His tongue had rough edges, and his pulse was strong and wiry.
These signs and symptoms pointed to a pattern imbalance of Liver Qi stagnation, a common cause for waking in the middle of the night.
His treatment included the following acupoints: LV3, LI4, Si shen cong, Yintang, CV12, and ear points Shen Men and Insomnia. He was amazed to experience a whole night of uninterrupted sleep following his first treatment. It took only four sessions to resolve his insomnia completely. In addition, his stress levels decreased, and his mood improved significantly.
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What our Clients are Saying
Turning to acupuncture was my last resort to battling insomnia. I had been prescribed two heavy sleep aids with no success. After the third appointment, I went from averaging less than 2.5 hours of sleep to over seven, without any sleep aids. I still go and pretty sure I wouldn’t be here today without success from Raleigh Acupuncture.
Raleigh Acupuncture was recommended by a friend after I mentioned my insomnia and dependency on a sleeping pill. My apprehension was short lived because of the results of my visits to Dr. Mark. With acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbs I was able to begin sleeping well and continue to do so. Dr. Mark is a good listener and encourages his patients in all health issues as well as the original purpose for treatment. Consequently, my knees are stronger and I’m walking better and with more confidence. I haven’t had the need for a cortisone shot in a year and a half. Occasionally, I would use a cane and it’s now somewhere gathering dust. Also, I had a persistent headache that my primary physician had no solution for, and after two acupuncture treatments it’s a thing of the past. Hot flashes were another issue that was treated successfully. I am so grateful to have found a knowledgeable and caring person to treat my ailments, many of which I thought would only grow worse as I aged. Generally, I feel healthier.
I would like to thank Raleigh Acupuncture for the wonderful and very helpful treatments. I had been seeing them for my insomnia, which was making excellent progress at the time and has since been cured. On a previous Monday I was involved in a minor traffic accident. Due to the stress of the accident on Tuesday I awoke in a severe flare-up of my fibromyalgia. The pain was so bad I took pain killers and stayed in bed for the day. The following day I had an appointment with Dr. Mark which I wanted to cancel. My husband suggested I keep the appointment and tell Dr. Mark about the pain. After our discussion, he modified the treatment he had planned for me and treated the pain. I came home, took another pain pill and went back to bed. The following morning I woke pain free and have been since, which is about 2 to 3 months. Thanks again Raleigh Acupuncture!
I became a patient of Raleigh Acupuncture in 2007. I did a lot of research prior to selecting them and I never regretted it. Over the years, I have been treated for various conditions – insomnia, an auto-immune disease, a herniated disk, etc. I have recommended Raleigh Acupuncture to various friends and family members.
I highly recommend the practitioners of Raleigh Acupuncture. I’ve seen them for several years and have always recommended them highly and without hesitation to many of my friends, all of whom have been equally thrilled with the care provided. They are genuinely interested in your health and general well-being, with a focus on getting you healed quickly and gently. My hot flashes are GONE! and the Chinese herbs for sleeplessness are awesome too!
I haven’t slept well for 20 years. That all changed when I was treated at Raleigh Acupuncture for my insomnia. They said it would take 12 treatments, so I took a leap of faith and tried it. I saw changes start to happen after just a few treatments. Over the course of three months I was able to sleep better and better. I weaned myself off of Ambien, and am now sleeping like a baby again. I never thought I’d see the day! It really worked. And guess what? I’ve got more energy now. Imagine that – a good night sleep gives you more energy! Rocket science! Thanks guys!