Monday, January 18, 2010

Can't Sleep? Acupuncture Can Help

A recent review of 46 randomized controlled trials involving 3,811 acupuncture patients revealed what acupuncturists, and most acupuncture patients, already know: acupuncture can help you sleep better. The results showed that acupuncture was superior to medications regarding the number of patients with a greater than three hour increase in sleep duration. In addition, herbs with the addition of acupuncture was found to be superior to herbs alone for increased sleep rates.

Because acupuncture is part of a holistic medicine that treats not only the symptom, but the root of imbalance, patients who are treated for insomnia usually see improvement in their overall health. Another bonus: better sleep without the side effects or addictive nature of medication. If you are suffering from insomnia, I encourage you to give acupuncture a try.

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