An occasional sleepless night happens to almost everyone at some time, but ongoing insomnia can indicate a deeper issue and could lead to further health concerns. If you struggle with an insomnia, no doubt you are also suffering from exhaustion, headache, mental sluggishness, difficulty concentrating, irritability or low moods, and trouble performing everyday tasks. Since sleep strengthens the immune system, insomnia can leave you susceptible to many other health concerns as well. Sleep is absolutely vital to our health, and one should not ignore your body’s need for adequate and good quality rest.

Katherine Binder The Eye 2019 Watercolor, gold paint over graphite underdrawing on paper (18” x 24”)

Far too often we reach for over the counter and prescription sleeping medications. These can cause side effects or even dependence. Furthermore, most common sleep aids do not address the “root” cause(s) of your sleep disturbance. With the “root” cause(s) not addressed your insomnia are likely to persist. 

Acupuncture offers a safe and effective approach to relieving insomnia, without causing harmful side effects. It is a holistic practice meaning that it will examine all aspects of your health and wellness so as to better address the “root” cause(s) of your sleep disturbance. 

At Eastern Shore Acupuncture we can get to the root of your sleep issue by taking into account all the factors that may be contributing to your sleep disturbance – stress, anxiety, medications, depression, chronic pain, menopause to determine the underlying causes of your insomnia. Many of our patients who come for other conditions will often remark during their follow-up appointments that they have been sleeping better after receiving acupuncture. If you’ve been having difficulty sleeping or have further questions or would like to discuss your health concerns with our acupuncturist, please feel free to call or email for an initial consultation.