Insomnia has more debilitating effects than are commonly recognized. An estimated 3.3 million Canadians aged 15 or older, or about one in every seven, have problems going to sleep or staying asleep. Traditional Chinese Medicine has shown great success in treating insomnia.
Insomnia may present itself in different ways. For some, it is the inability to fall asleep, while others are unable to reach a deep level of sleep and wake frequently throughout the night. Any insomnia symptom would frustrate most sleepers, but night after night for months or years, the most serious issues of insomnia accumulate.
- Decline of cognitive performance, increased risk of accidents
cardiovascular risk increases by 2x
- increased risk of obesity and Type 2
- reduced recovery from illness, wound healing
- reduced anabolism (immune disorders, central nervous system problems, musculoskeletal pain)
- reduced memory
The common noted benefits of acupuncture include deeper breathing, improved digestive abilities, better sleeping patterns, decrease in various pains and a general sense of well being.
Insomnia may have a number of causes, including stress, depression or anxiety, irregular work schedules, medications, drug or alcohol abuse, major life changes, chronic pain, hyperthyroidism, and arthritis. Acupuncture and herbs as an insomnia remedy can greatly improve sleeping patterns, but in order to successfully and completely resolve sleep disturbance, one must address all the contributing factors.
If you suffer from insomnia in Calgary, let us help you achieve the restful sleep that you deserve.