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ACUPUNCTURE FOR SLEEP

Insomnia, tiredness, lethargy.  All of these symptoms play havoc with your physical and mental health.

Syndromes such as chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia are life-changing conditions.

Click on the links below to see if acupuncture might help you with insomnia or other chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia.

I wrote a post on how acupuncture and Chinese medicine view insomnia here.

FIBROMYLAGIA

"Acupuncture therapy is an effective and safe treatment for patients with fibromyalgia, and this treatment can be recommended for the management of fibromyalgia"

"Sixteen studies with 1346 subjects showed acupuncture appeared to significantly reduce fatigue severity measured by Chalder's Fatigue Scale and the Fatigue Severity Scale compared with other types of control."

In a single-centre, single-blinded, and randomized controlled clinical trial seventy-two patients with primary insomnia were randomly assigned into two groups - the acupuncture group, who received acupuncture treatment, and the control group, who received sham acupuncture treatment. Compared with the pretreatment baseline, patients in both groups had varying degrees of improvements in their sleep conditions and improving their psychological health.

Acupuncturist in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire