Acupuncture for Insomnia

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Insomnia Definition:

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    Insomnia is defined as having disruptions in normal sleep cycle either trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking frequently in the night. Above all, it often leads to decreased energy and quality of life stemming from poor sleep.

Insomnia Causes:

Insomnia maybe caused by:

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • medications
  • change in schedule
  • poor sleep habits
  • caffeine intake
  • eating later in the evening
  • and more

Insomnia Symptoms:

Symptoms of insomnia include:

  • Difficulty falling asleep at night
  • frequent wakening during the night
  • Not feeling well rested after a night’s sleep
  • Daytime tiredness or sleepiness
  • Irritability, depression or anxiety
  • Difficulty paying attention, poor focus
  • Tension headaches


Insomnia Treatments:

How can acupuncture help?

One of the most common responses following an acupuncture session is: they “had the best nights sleep ever.”

Acupuncture works by tapping into the parasympathetic nervous system, which is active during our sleep. 

For insomnia, acupuncture can specifically work to regulate the circadian rhythm and help calm the mind to prepare for more restful sleep.

Most patients find the treatment very relaxing and find their sleep improves with acupuncture treatments.

Give our Bothell office a call today at (425) 686-4498 to see how we can help improve your sleep.

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Pain Specialist in Bothell, WA


Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist in Bothell, WA at her practice Starting Point Acupuncture. She is a pain specialist, seeing people who suffer from chronic pain, migraines, as well as digestive issues. Offering pain relief injections, acupuncture, and nutrition consults. Most insurances accepted. Dr. Ellie Heintze is also the author of the book, A Starting Point Guide to Going Gluten-Free on Amazon. As the director of the nonprofit, The Pain Relief Project, she also offers sliding scale, low-cost care for those on Medicare or uninsured.