Acupuncture and Insomnia

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Suffer from poor sleep?

Acupuncture can help!

Acupuncture has shown to help achieve a relaxing and sound sleep. Two powerful points in the ear can send you off to dreamland.

Take a moment: Make some time in your schedule for a pre-sleep relaxation ritual. Taking a hot bath just before bed has been shown to promote a deep, restful sleep. You can also add a cup of Epsom salt or a handful of hops to the bathwater or place a small amount of dried hops wrapped in a cloth inside your pillow case. Hops are used to reduce restlessness during sleep. Epsom salts are magnesium salts that can help relax muscles and ease tension before going to sleep.

Aromatherapy: Put a few drops of chamomile or lavender essential oil on your pillow just before bed. You can also use an aromatherapy diffuser or add a few drops to water in a spray bottle to disperse the scent around your bedroom.

Relax your soles: Tap the soles and both sides of the feet gently with a hairbrush for five minutes, paying special attention to the point below the ball of the foot in the center, about one-third the distance between the toes and heel.

Evening snack tips: It is best to eat dinner at least 3-4 hours before you plan on going to bed. If you get those late night cravings, the best snacks are higher in protein, low sugar. Some snack suggestions are: apple and nut butter, poached pear, or turkey slices with avocado.

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Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc

  • Master’s Degree in Acupuncture
    Bastyr University
  • Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
    Bastyr University
  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry
    Northern Arizona University
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