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Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep for the desired amount of time. Often insomnia is linked to functional impairment during the waking hours.
Many with insomnia turn to sleep medication. Although these medications sometimes provide temporary relief, they rarely address the underlying problem and can often have negative side effects such as low blood pressure, increased anxiety, and nausea. These medications often become less effective with long-term use and also run the risk of dependency.
The Center for HAS offers a natural and effective alternative for treating insomnia.
Acupuncture and herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years to treat insomnia and sleeplessness. Acupuncture works to stimulate points on the body and “unblock” the Qi meridians. Often opening up these energy pathways and restoring the body’s natural balance is an effective way to reduce stress and treat insomnia. Acupuncture also reduces stress hormones in the body that are often overproduced due to lack of sleep.
Insomnia is most often related to other conditions such as depression, chronic pain, stress and emotional trauma. Psychotherapy can be very useful in treating the underlying causes of insomnia.