Acupuncture: Traditional Chinese Medicine Effectively Treats Insomnia
“This is what makes acupuncture so individualized and effective: there is no one prescription for a condition. Each time a patient comes in, they are re-evaluated, and each treatment is specifically selected. This is also why it is so common to see all sorts of symptoms clear up – not just the one someone has come in to treat. Rarely do acupuncturists just work on one symptom alone; in every treatment, the whole person is being addressed and treated.
However, some points are so useful in treating insomnia that they will be strongly considered no matter what the cause, including:
Heart 7 (Shen Men), on the wrist, which helps calm the heart and spirit
An Mian, an extra point translated as Peaceful Sleep, which is on the back of the head, where the head meets the neck
Yin Tang, another extra point which is between the eyebrows and promotes relaxation