Acupuncture for Insomnia

Sleep Better with Acupuncture

Acupuncture treatment strengthens the body’s ability to heal itself by removing pain and tension, offering a safe and natural solution.

In today’s fast paced stressed-out world insomnia and sleep disorders are on the increase.

The proverbial good night’s sleep seems more elusive than ever. So many people are facing sleepless nights, and fear the side effects and addictive nature of sleep medications. Luckily, acupuncture offers a safe and natural solution.

The Benefits of Acupuncture and a Good Night’s Rest

How does acupuncture help with insomnia and other sleep issues? Studies show that acupuncture:

  • Increases nighttime melatonin production
  • Increases total sleep time
  • Helps patients fall asleep faster
  • Decreases stress and calms the central nervous system
  • Regulates various hormones and neurotransmitters- including melatonin, serotonin, endorphins and many others that play major roles in sleep regulation
  • Improves sleep quality

A 2014 study published in Asian Journal of Psychiatry found that acupuncture may be as effective as the sedative drug zolpidem (Ambien) in alleviating sleeplessness. In addition, a 2009 meta-analysis of 46 randomized trials that involved 3,881 patients found that acupuncture is extremely effective in easing insomnia.

Acupuncture strengthens the body’s ability to heal itself. When tension and pain are removed, you eliminate much of what is causing the insomnia. Chinese medicine sees insomnia as a symptom, not a disease. People present with different patterns and therefore require different treatment protocols and herbs.


After just one visit to Wellnest I felt better than 10 visits to other acupuncturists. Garryn is exceptionally attentive and knowledgeable. She listened to all of my concerns and issues, and explained everything as she was doing it. The office is relaxing and welcoming and I left feeling like a new person! I also greatly appreciate her ability to schedule on weekends. I’m always looking forward to my next visit!

Whitney P.