Acupuncturist Questions Sleep Disorders

Can an acupuncturist help me with my sleep disorder?

I am 27 years old and I work with an IT firm. I have erratic working hours due to which my sleep cycle is completely disrupted. Can I go to an acupuncturist to get resolution for my sleep disorder?

32 Answers

Acupuncture definitely can help with your sleep disorder.

Dr. Hui (Grace) Gao LAc., TCMD
Acupuncture works well for stress and insomnia. The body likes routine in eating, sleep, waking and rest. Erratic hours can disrupt your balance. Seek out an acupuncturist, and discuss your options.
Yes and your schedule is working against you. That being said, acupuncture and herbs can help you sleep as well as possible given your situation.
Yes, since acupuncture helps balance the body, and acupuncture can help you with your sleep disorder.
Yes! I highly recommend acupuncture for sleep disorders. A positive "side effect" with this type of treatment, is lowered stress response! I recommend patients refrain from all electronics at least an hour before bed time. This tip alone helps with insomnia.
Yes, Acupuncture have been proven effective in the treatment of most sleep disorders. However, if a person does not change their schedule or life style it will be a little more challenging. One tip I share with my patients with erratic work hours is to be sure they don’t eat at least two hours before going to bed, no television and never go to bed angry or stressed. This will improved the quality of sleep.
Yes, you can see an acupuncturist along with herbal therapy.
Well, acupuncture certainly can help your sleep disorder, but it won't cure it if you are keeping your erratic working hours.
If you were looking for sleeping during normal hours, I would say yes. Yours is a complicated case though... our bodies are meant to have a certain rhythmic harmony with nature and in this case the rising and setting of the sun. I have, in fact, treated a patient who worked nights with the same issue before and although she only came three times (which really wasn't adequate), we didn't really get much accomplished. Best advice I can give you is to attempt to find a job that allows you to sleep when the sun is down as nature intended us to do.
Absolutely. Insomnia is a condition that acupuncture can help successfully. Your condition is caused by irregular hours of working and your inner body energy is not well balanced. Acupuncture treatment can help you to balance your energy and then you can sleep easily.
Yes! Acupuncture helps a great deal with sleep!
Yes, acupuncture is very effective at treating sleep disorders :)
Thank you for your question.

Acupuncture would help best as part of a comprehensive approach to addressing your sleep. The best approach to sleep is sleep hygiene. Sleep disruption can degrade your overall health. Acupuncture alone would not be the best avenue in your situation.

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Yes, acupuncture treatment can help you.
Yes. You can be helped with a sleep disorder with an acupuncturist. Go check on acupuncturists near you.
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We offer a very effective program for sleep disorder. Yes, acupuncture will help.
Hello,

Acupuncture does increase nighttime melatonin production and total sleep time. Acupuncture along with herbs should help with your condition, yes.

Warm regards,

Aleksandra Dianova, L.Ac.
Insomnia usually occurs when your heart is disturbed by some internal or external stimulation. Acupuncture and/or herbal medicine can restore your balance to help you sleep better. However, it depends on your current condition; it might take a little longer if your working schedule is off or if you are stressed out. In severe cases, it would be better combining herbal medicine with your treatment. If you have more questions, you can directly send an email.
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Yes. Another thought is to get some amber tinted glasses. Put those on 30-60 minutes before you want to go to sleep. They will filter out blue spectrum light from electronic devices and help your melatonin production. This will help you sleep.
Acupuncture can help you manage your sleep better as it is usually recommended for people who are experiencing insomnia.

Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.
Hello, 

Acupuncture does help with sleep disorders by helping the mind and body to relax. Acupuncture also helps to release tension and stress to help you sleep deeper.

Sincerely,

Scott Sang In LeeChun Am Acupuncture천암 한의원 
Yes, you can go to an Acupuncturist to get help with your sleep disorders. It sounds like your erratic schedule is a contributor, but there may be other factors as well. The Acupuncturist may suggest Chinese Medicine in addition or only as well.

Best wishes,

Romi Epstein, EAMP
Yes, there are extensive resources online that will explain the treatment in detail.
The simple answer to this question is yes, acupuncture can help with sleep issues. Your case is a little more complicated, however, since your sleep cycle is so disrupted. The best way to solve that would be to stop disrupting it which might not be an option for you since its work related. Because of this acupuncture would be a good option to help you to get better quality sleep when you are able to sleep. It can also help to balance out your sleep cycle quicker if you are switching between day and night shifts.
Definitely yes, a licensed Acupuncturist diagnosis and figure out what to treat, and how to treat. I personally use herbal formula and acupuncture/moxa for sleep disorder. It is not just one time you can do it, it is recommended to get 4-6 sessions of treatment.

Hi,
This is a great question. I do believe so. An acupuncture treatment will help you regular your own energy (Qi), and also balances your melatonin.
My suggestion is find an acupuncturist and start pick up your sleep ZZZ.
Good luck and have a great rest.

Huan Wen Jonathan Fang
There are many different techniques of acupuncture that can help with this. As always, though, a practitioner would need to see you to know the best course of action. Your lifestyle will be an issue (like a person with cough who still smokes, we can treat the cough but the smoking isn't helping).

Even with knowing your lifestyle, the practitioner can do treatments to rebalance the body's sleep clock, can help to reduce the stress in your body (work related and other stressors) and can also help you sleep more deeply. The treatments can include acupuncture, maybe herbs, and lifestyle discussions on taking breaks, how to approach sleep, dietary advice, etc.

I hope I answered your question, if not, feel free to ask another. Good luck in your health goals.
Yes, you can use acupuncture to help your sleep cycle indeed. Acupuncture regulates your autonomic nerve system, i.e., upregulate parasympathetic nerves and deregulate sympathetic nerve when you are ready to rest. Acupuncture is a non-drug therapy; therefore, you don't develop dependency/addiction. Try it.
It depends on individual situation. Just like some people work on night shifts.
It will be difficult to resolve your sleeping disorder if the cause of your insomnia is your erratic working hours. Try to go per diem with the IT job and find another per diem job that has better hours, so at least a few days of the week you are able to sleep soundly at night. Night time is Yin. Daytime is Yang. During the Yin time, your body is able to recover and heal. Many professions require their workers to work at night, and some people have adapted to erratic working schedules. However if your body cannot tolerate it, it may be time to make a change. After your made changes and your still suffer from insomnia, Acupuncture is the modality for you. There are many patterns (causes) for insomnia and we can do an assessment and verify which pattern is causing the insomnia. Examples are: Stomach Heat, Liver Damp Heat, Heart Fire, etc., to name just a few.
In Oriental Medicine, sleep is related to the heart. The heart is connected to the spirit, and the heart must be stable to sleep well. It is therefore important to stabilize the heart, or spirit. In addition, when there is a fire in your mind or a problem with your stomach, it also affects sleep. And even if your body is weak, you can not sleep well. Oriental Medicine finds these causes and treats them with appropriate acupuncture and herbal medicine. Thank you.
Yes acupuncture can help you with this problem