Acupuncture redirects the flow of your Qi, or energy, which can become imbalanced due to stress, medications, travel, or other causes. In other words, acupuncture increases the amount of sleep-promoting substances in the brain and stimulates the nervous system and well-being of the body. Unlike prescription sleep medications, which only treat the symptoms of the condition, acupuncture has the potential to treat the symptoms and the cause.
Since there is no single trigger for insomnia, a skilled acupuncturist will create an individualized plan for you. Reviewing possible contributing factors like your sleep patterns, medications, mood, daily habits, and physical health can help your acupuncturist determine how to address your specific insomnia symptoms.