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Can Acupuncture Improve Sleep?

Do you often have problems falling asleep? Find yourself waking up during the night? Suffer from insomnia? Interested in a more natural treatment option to improve your sleep? Recent research has shown that acupuncture treatment can actually improve a patient’s sleep. Today, we’re discussing acupuncture for insomnia/sleeping problems and the recent research that has been conducted on the topic. Have questions about acupuncture treatment in Clearwater, Florida? Interested in scheduling a consultation with Dawn Potter Acupuncture? Reach out today, we would be happy to help with any of your needs.

During a recent meta-analysis of 1,108 acupuncture patients, it was found that placebo controls were less effective than acupuncture when it comes to improving sleep. Total sleep time, sleep onset latency, sleep efficiency and waking from sleep were all looked at. Auricular, electroacupuncture and standard body style acupuncture were all examined, each were found to be therapeutically effective for improving sleep.

In another investigation by researchers at the University of Toronto which was published in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, they found that acupuncture treatment was effective for insomnia and anxiety treatment. Using only acupuncture, patients were administered 10 acupuncture treatments over a five week period. These patients in the investigation had increases in melatonin secretions, reduced anxiety and overall improved sleep.

How Can Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater Help?

At Dawn Potter Acupuncture we are proud to offer acupuncture for a wide range of conditions and ailments, including insomnia and other sleep disorders. We would be happy to provide a consultation to discuss your sleep problems, medical history and the various treatments available that could be of help. Simply reach out, let us know what is going on and we’ll get you added to our schedule.

Start Acupuncture Treatment in Clearwater Today

Suffer from insomnia or other sleeping problems? Interested in acupuncture treatment in Clearwater to improve your sleep? Contact Dawn Potter Acupuncture today to get started.


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