Over 25% of adults now suffer from sleep issues on a regular basis. As a result, requesting acupuncture for sleep problems is one of the most common queries we get.

A good night’s sleep is fundamental to our day-to-day sense of well-being. It is a critical period in which our body replenishes its energy store and repairs itself. It is the time for our minds to organise and process the day’s events. Unfortunately, it is also one of the first areas to suffer during periods of physical or mental stress. And over time this takes its toll.

Five element acupuncture is focused on treating the underlying cause of a patient’s imbalance in order to relieve the presenting symptoms. It is this aspect that makes it so highly suited to helping to treat sleep disorders, which are themselves a symptom of an underlying physical or mental stress.

Your acupuncturist, Bruce will aim to uncover the root cause of the imbalance occurring in your body’s energy pathways. He will target treatment to resolve any points of stagnation. Bringing the mind, body and spirit back into harmony. Restoring this balance will help to alleviate the associated sleep issues that you are experiencing.

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Bruce’s experience of acupuncture for sleep problems

The problem with not sleeping properly is that it affects every other aspect of our lives. We can’t exercise properly, work efficiently, our mood suffers and even fun stuff becomes a grind. The result is often that we need to rely on coffee to get through and the vicious cycle begins…
While centred on solid, bespoke five element acupuncture treatment, my approach to helping with sleep issues also includes an in-depth discussion about why you’re having trouble sleeping and working out a strong programme of things you can do in your daily life that will help you turn the negative cycle around.
Five element acupuncture takes natural cycles into account and sleep is one of the most fundamental of these. As the acupuncture nudges your sleep cycles into balance, the lifestyle changes we make will reinforce this, and help break the negative cycle of poor sleep patterns.

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