Acupuncture for sleep disorders and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), with their focus on treating syndromes as well as individual symptoms, is widely used to treat sleep disorders. Acupuncture for sleep disorders can correct imbalances causing the disorder and increases production of certain chemicals in the brain, including serotonin, which appear to aid sleep. Acupuncture for sleep disorders can reduce the chronic pain that may exacerbate sleep disorders. Sleep disorders may be caused by deficiency of endorphins; acupuncture for sleep disorders can increase levels of endorphins. Common noted benefits of acupuncture for sleep disorders include deeper breathing and better sleeping patterns. Acupuncture for sleep disorders can treat many of the health conditions that lead to sleep difficulties, including sciatica, neurological disorders, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, cardiovascular conditions, and stress. Allopathic therapies for sleep disorders are aimed at symptomatic treatment and often have the side effect of sleeplessness. For individuals hesitant to take medication, acupuncture for sleep disorders is a safe alternative. Acupuncture for sleep disorders also clears obstructions in the muscle and nerve channels and facilitates flow of qi. Acupuncture for sleep disorders is particularly indicated for reharmonizing a disturbed sleep-wake cycle and has a calming effect on the nervous system. Used in conjunction with acupuncture for sleep disorders, Chinese herbal formulas can aid in enhancing the immune system, reducing occurrence of insomnia, and providing symptom relief while addressing the underlying origin of the imbalance. If frequent sleep difficulties or daytime fatigue occurs, an insomnia and herbal treatment health plan should be recommended for you by your acupuncture physician. Acupuncture for sleep disorders is commonly one component of a health regimen which may also include yoga, hypnosis and other relaxation techniques that can effectively treat sleep disorders. For more information about acupuncture for the treatment of sleep disorders call (305) 595-9500 and ask for Dr. Richard Browne, Acupuncture Physician and Homeopath. For Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy program information ask for Joe Calareso.