Dr. Hui (Grace) Gao LAc., TCMD
By helping them to communicate well with acupuncture their organs, they can sleep well.
This is a very great question. Acupuncture does treat sleep problems. I will suggest trying acupuncture first. Some sleep problems are different. Some are due to stress, or imbalance of your nerve systems, or lack of melatonin, etc. Through different diagnosis, acupuncture can help you get better.
Yes, acupuncture can often help with insomnia, if that's the problem with sleep to which you are referring. Also, there are herbs than can be taken in place of pharmaceuticals or over-the-counter drugs. I would strongly encourage you to find an acupuncturist in your area and get a series of treatments (one is rarely enough).
Hope this helps!
Dr. Pai Hsiang Peng, L.Ac.
John Holt, DiplOM LAc
Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.
Yours in health!
Give it a try and don't give up if it doesn't work right away. Also, it could be ok to start taking meds if the treatments don't work right away and eventually you can be weened off of them. I'm not saying to start taking meds now, but keep them as an option or compliment to the treatments.
For the best results, make sure you're seeing a board certified and state licensed acupuncturist.