To experience good sleep is to experience increased energy the next day, ease and serenity, an uplifted spirit, a sharpened memory, and a healthy weight!
To experience quality sleep is to nourish your yin, your youth, and your vitality. It is the water to your fire, the yin to your yang. You cannot have one without the other. You cannot have activity and energy without rest and peace.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine sees insomnia (poor sleep) as an imbalance between these two dynamic energies. We work to harmonize them, by unraveling stress, nourishing what is deficient, and subduing what is excess.
In modern medicine, acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been found to regulate hormones (ex. Melatonin), increase production of GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, and induce delta brain waves associated with deep sleep.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine not only offer effective methods to improve sleep, but are safe and have no adverse side effects like their Western counterpart, sedative-hypnotics, which can often leave patients drowsy during the day, nauseous, dizzy, dependent…just to name a few.