Acupuncture going mainsteam for insomnia?

It always excites me when I read or hear about acupuncture in the media.  Acupuncture had been growing and more people are seeking acupuncture and other laternative treatments more and more these days.

Today I read that a recent analysis of national survey data revealed that over 1.6 million American adults use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to treat insomnia or trouble sleeping.

I have treated people with sleeping problems and they almost always have improved sleep.  Interestingly, many patients that come to me for a problem other than sleep, don’t tell me about their sleeping issues until after it has improved.  What happens is they notice they are sleeping better and ask me if acupuncture can be helping that in addition to their primary complaint.  My reply is, “WHAT A GREAT SIDE-EFFECT!  Yes, acupuncture helps with trouble sleeping.  When your body is in balance, you will sleep better!”

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