New Report Shows Acupuncture Offers Effective Relief in the Treatment of Insomnia

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 prescribed Ambien. The study “found that both treatment groups improved significantly in sleep quality and at a similar rate between the two groups.”

The good news for you is that acupuncture is not habit forming and does not have the side effects of the commonly prescribed medications. Other good news is that acupuncture does have side effects. These include improved digestion, energy, mental clarity and you might just find yourself a little more pleasant to be around.

Herbs can also be very helpful in the treatment of Insomnia. Ask your acupuncturist what formulas would be helpful for you! -Mariah Van Horn L.Ac.

COVID-19 Announcement

To Our Community

Acupuncture Atlanta is committed to providing quality care and helping you stay healthy in this environment defined by a new normal. Acupuncture at its core is a preventative modality and our practitioners are here to work with you and design a treatment plan that is suitable for your specific needs.

We will also be taking extra protective measures to ensure the safety of our patients and staff:

·      All visitors musk wear a mask entering the building, checking in and waiting in the lobby. No exceptions.

·      We are providing disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizers for all guests to use in several areas.

·      Each treatment room has a HEPA filter with a built-in UV-C air sanitizer (also used in hospital settings.)

·      Practitioners will wear protective masks and/or gloves.

·      Use of disposable paper sheets or change out sheets in between each patient.

·      Treatment tables and other surfaces will be sanitized after each patient.

·      We try to minimize the number of people waiting in the front lobby - your practitioner may ask you to wait in the car until the room is ready.

Please check your appointment confirmations for specific instructions. Our commitment to keeping everyone safe and healthy is our top priority.