All I Want is…. Peaceful Sleep!

Girl sleeping in grass

Most people occasionally go through periods of restless or insufficient sleep. If this occasional lack or poor quality of sleep lingers on it can affect one’s energy level and vitality to the point, that simply getting through the day can seem overwhelming.

 

Tranquilizers can often leave one feeling drowsy, lethargic or in some cases a little disoriented. Acupuncture or Chinese herbs provide a safer alternative.  Acupuncture can be used alone or with herbs to resolve sleep and accompanying issues without the unwanted side effects.

 
Anmian, a curious or extraordinary point found behind the ears, is effective in treating insomnia of any etiology and is usually combined with other points depending on individual symptoms. Curious points do not lie on any specific meridian, and have distinctive energetic qualities.

The name Anmian is (very poetically) translated as Peaceful Sleep. Could there be a better name for a point that helps treat insomnia? When I mention this to patients as I needle the point, they usually smile. I can feel them letting go, and calmness taking hold. More often than not they doze off on the table, and get some much needed … zzzz

 

But there is more… An Mien Pian also known as Peaceful Sleep tablets (by Plum Flower) may be used to supplement acupuncture. This formula acts by nourishing blood and calming the psyche (shen), used for sleep issues and other related issues such as anxiety.

 

Manju Ladha, 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.

The clinic resumed treatments on May 7th with limited hours and new guidelines, and we are slowly working towards full-time hours. Please check the Book Appointment page for available days and time slots, or call us. 

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·      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.

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·      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.

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