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    Categories: Naturopathic Medicine

How Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Can Help Your Insomnia

Traditional Chinese Medicine (which includes acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas, and diet and lifestyle adjustments) defines insomnia as the inability to fall asleep and/or stay asleep, and identifies eleven different causes and treatment plans for the condition.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (which includes acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas, and diet and lifestyle adjustments) defines insomnia as the inability to fall asleep and/or stay asleep, and identifies eleven different causes and treatment plans for the condition. As an alternative to the sedative drugs used by Western Medicine, it has been proven in countless North American studies to be a highly effective and quick cure for insomnia.

Insomnia affects about 35% of Canadian women and 25% of men in any given year. Women need more sleep than men, and yet usually get less of it. The fallout of only one night of insufficient sleep can include increased irritability, mood swings, muscle pain, clumsiness and small accidents, and poor work and school performance.

Poor sleep over even just a few weeks has far more serious consequences. Recent studies have discovered that people deprived of sufficient sleep begin to put on weight almost immediately, as the body shifts its focus to higher carbohydrate foods and stores them to handle the increased demands on the system. It also compromises our immune system, leading to more colds, flu, and other illnesses, and decreasing our ability to handle already existing health conditions.

Lack of sleep over extended periods of time has been identified as a contributing factor in the development of not only obesity, but Type II diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, memory loss in seniors, bipolar disorder, anxiety attacks, and motor vehicle accidents.

Sleep is the time when our bodies heal themselves. Acupuncture is a safe and relaxing way to get your body back into balance and allow it to sleep easily, deeply, and naturally. Make an appointment today with one of our highly trained and friendly Doctors of Acupuncture at Vitamins First Holistic Clinic [403.993.5487; 587.284.1590].

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