Acupuncturist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY


Insomnia services offered in Upper East Side, New York, NY

If you’re struggling with the sleeplessness caused by insomnia, acupuncture can help. At Alpha Acupuncture on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in New York City, Qing Yang, L.Ac, uses acupuncture and other alternative solutions to remedy insomnia. Insomnia can have a profound impact on your quality of life, but there are holistic solutions. Call today or use the online tool to book an appointment to learn more about acupuncture and its effectiveness in managing sleep disorders.

Insomnia Q&A

What is insomnia? 

Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or experiencing nonrestorative sleep. You may wake in the middle of the night and not be able to fall back asleep or wake up early before you get a complete night’s sleep. 

When you have insomnia, you struggle with daytime fatigue, irritability, and a reduced quality of life.

What causes insomnia?

Insomnia occurs for many reasons, including:

  • Medical problems, like sleep apnea
  • Chronic pain
  • Irregular sleep schedules
  • Mental health problems, like anxiety

In some cases, there is no known reason for insomnia. This is called primary insomnia.

How does acupuncture help with insomnia?

Acupuncture is an effective alternative to pharmaceuticals when it comes to managing insomnia. By stimulating specific acupuncture points, the practice helps regulate the body's natural sleep-wake cycle, promote relaxation, and alleviate the symptoms of insomnia.

Acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system, releasing endorphins and promoting relaxation. It can also help correct imbalances in the body's energy flow that may contribute to insomnia. 

Acupuncture also helps alleviate chronic pain and anxiety, both of which contribute to insomnia. It helps regulate the brain's interpretation of sensory signals that distract you from sleep.

Can acupuncture complement other insomnia treatments?

Acupuncture can be a stand-alone treatment for insomnia, but it can also complement other approaches. These additional approaches may include lifestyle changes, such as limiting caffeine, herbal treatments, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. 

Qing helps you determine the best course of treatment based on the severity of your insomnia. He may also recommend cupping and Chinese massage therapy as part of your treatment plan.

How many acupuncture sessions do I need to improve my insomnia? 

The number of acupuncture sessions needed to address insomnia varies from person to person. You may experience improvements after just a few sessions, while others may require more extensive treatment. 

Qing work with you to create a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs and goals.

If you’re struggling with sleepless nights and the effects on your daytime productivity and energy, contact Alpha Acupuncture today. Use the online tool or call the office to set up an appointment.