Get peaceful night’s sleep

Last night WOL Acupuncture hosted our first private yoga class focused on improving sleep quality.  In my private practice, I spend a lot of time the first visit with patients going over every aspect of their health and wellbeing.  Sleep is an area that is discussed in detail.  Questions such as “Do you have trouble falling asleep?” or “Do you fall asleep easily, but wake frequently?”.  It is quite alarming how many people struggle in this area.  As you know, sleep is incredibly important for our bodies to reset/recover and to function optimally.  Getting quality sleep can help protect your mental health, physical health, and quality of life.  Of course we all may struggle now and again with a poor nights sleep, but when it is an ongoing problem, you may be at risk for more serious health problems down the road.  There was a recent research study linking severe sleep dysfunction and psychological symptoms such as anxiety and depression.  There are proactive steps you can take in help improve your sleep.

Acupuncture & Acupressure

Acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medical practice has been helping people improve their quality of sleep for generations.  As a trained licensed acupuncturist, I look for the root cause and pattern of your sleep dysfunction.  There are many different probable causes of poor sleep quality from a traditional Chinese medical approach.  Herbal medicine and supplements are also instrumental to addressing poor sleep.

Acupressure is an ancient healing technique much like acupressure, but without the use of needles.  It involves applying pressure on specific acupuncture points on the body.  These key points can help sedate and ground your energy to help you relax.  Many of the points used to benefit sleep are also points that help reduce anxiety, nausea, and of course counteract insomnia

Contact Melissa Peters to learn more about getting a good night’s sleep:

p.  631.670.6690
e. mpeters@wolacupuncture.com

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