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It’s no secret to Acupuncturists that acupuncture can offer great relief for sufferers of insomnia. In fact, most patients report improved sleep even when it was something else that brought them into our office. Studies are continually coming out showing clear results backing this statement. According to a new study published in September 2012, 30-40% of adults experience bouts of insomnia each year; 10-15% of which report chronic insomnia. In this study conducted by the National Institute of Health, 33 chronic insomnia sufferers participated in comparing acupuncture with the commonly …
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How Important is Melatonin?
We have all heard about melatonin’s importance for our sleep-wake cycle; however researchers have also discovered it is important for healthy blood pressure levels and a strong immune system. While it benefits both men and women; has been found to be particularly helpful for improving sleep in men with hypertension.
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Zizyphus refers to the seed of Zizyphus jujuba, var. spinosa, often labeled simply as Zizyphus spinosa (see Figure 1). The Chinese name for the herb is suanzaoren [suan = sour; zao = date;ren = seed; hence, seed of the sour date], or just zaoren. This herb is related to the one commonly called jujube, which comes from the fruit of Zizyphus jujuba (see Figure 2); the Chinese name for jujube is dazao (da = large; a smaller, red variety is called hongzao; hong = red). Both zizyphus and jujube are said to have sedative properties, with zizyphus being the primary …