How Acupuncture Can Improve Your Sleeping Habits


Can Acupuncture help improve your sleep?  Acupuncture has been around since the times of ancient China. It is a healing remedy that can help physical ailments. But it can help the body heal at the cellular level due to the stimulation of the nervous and energy meridians. And acupuncture CAN improve your sleep.

Acupuncture has many uses. It acts as a muscle relaxant. The procedure relieves stress and anxiety. It is also used to open your Chi (qi) or life force energy that runs through your body.

You can actually feel the positive effect it has on your sleeping habits. It is a scientific fact that acupuncturing can cure a person’s insomnia and rid them of other sleeping irregularities as well.


The Effect of Acupuncture on Sleeping Habits

Acupuncture is known to ease anxiety and has a positive effect on a person’s sleeping habits. It can help you feel more relaxed and less anxious, which may encourage you to fall asleep easier. Acupuncture has also been shown to help manage sleep apnea, because it can strengthen the tongue and prevent it from dropping back during the night and blocking your airway.

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Scientific studies have shown that acupuncture has a positive effect on sleeping habits. In a study conducted at the start of the 2000s, the effects of acupuncture on sleep were quite detailed. According to the study, people with anxiety saw an increase in their melatonin levels during the night after having acupuncture. The people who received acupuncture also fell asleep faster and were less stressed during the night.


The results of the study clearly conclude the positive effect acupuncture has on the human body and sleep as well. Not only did people with acupuncture go to sleep faster, but they also had better sleep.

Tips for Getting Acupuncture

Many people are scared by the idea of acupuncture. No one likes to think of needles stuck in their body. However, with such great benefits, acupuncture should be considered as a holistic healing practice. Here are three things you need to remember when looking for an acupuncturist:

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Find a Good Acupuncturist

Ask friends or integrative physicians for recommendations to find a good local acupuncturist. Local health publications are a good source to look for acupuncture clinics. Some clinics offer lower cost acupuncture group sessions where you might share a room with one or two other people for a lower cost alternative.

Feel comfortable with the acupuncturist

Spend time at the first appointment talking with the acupuncturist and be specific about what issues you would like to work on. You can ask for specific treatments to do things such as lower your cortisol levels and stress or that you want to work on having better sleep.

Do not give up

Many people do not immediately see the effects of acupuncture and tend to give up after the very first try. This keeps them from seeing the positive effects that can happen after several sessions. Ask your practitioner how long it can take to see the results you are looking for, they can tell you based on how complex your issues are.

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2 thoughts on “How Acupuncture Can Improve Your Sleeping Habits

  1. Michael says:

    Acupuncture and a very soft mattress is such a good combination, good thing my favorite local clinic on acupuncture in miami has their soft bed to lay down. but after few sessions my insomnia lessens and helps me to improve my sleeping habit and much longer sleeping hours

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