Acupuncture for Sleep

Restless Nights? Find Natural Sleep with Acupuncture for Sleep

Acupuncture for sleep is to help those who have lost the ability to sleep deeply or have a temporary issue that is causing disturbed sleep. Millions of people struggle with sleep issues, leaving them feeling exhausted and unable to function at their best. But what disrupts our sleep, and are there natural ways to achieve restful nights?

Western Medicine and Sleep Issues

Western medicine categorises sleep issues into various types, like insomnia and sleep apnea. Treatment often involves medications like sleep aids, addressing underlying conditions like anxiety, or lifestyle changes like improving sleep hygiene.

The Limitations of Western Medicine for Sleep Issues

Sleep medications can be habit-forming and have side effects. Addressing underlying conditions can be a complex process, and lifestyle changes may not always be readily achievable.

A Natural Path to Restful Sleep

Acupuncture offers a holistic approach to improving sleep. When people go through difficult life circumstances, it can impact their sleep.  New mothers can often find it difficult to get their sleep back on track after having it disturbed for so long with a newborn.

There are many ways to approach poor sleep.  A thorough diagnosis will be done to get to the bottom of sleep issues from a Chinese medicine perspective.  Balancing the persons Qi and treatment for the spirit is often required to help someone re-establish deeper sleep.

For the those whose sleep issue is temporary, looking at where the mind is overactive will also assist the person to be able to get back to sleep more easily.  The cause of someone who finds it difficult to sleep versus someone who wakes in the early hours of the morning will be different and will be approached differently during treatment.

Treatments involve stimulating specific acupuncture points along meridians to restore balance and promote a healthy flow of Qi, facilitating better sleep. Research suggests acupuncture may be effective in improving sleep quality. A 2019 study published in Sleep Medicine found that acupuncture significantly improved sleep quality and reduced daytime sleepiness in patients with insomnia [1]. Another study published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine conducted a systematic review of acupuncture for sleep quality in people with insomnia showed that acupuncture was as effective method at reducing insomnia [2].

Rebel’s Story: Embracing Sleep with Acupuncture

Rebel, a 45-year-old graphic designer, battled insomnia for years. She’d wake up frequently throughout the night, feeling groggy and unfocused during the day. Medications provided some relief but caused unwanted side effects.

Desperate for a natural solution, Rebel decided to try Acupuncture. During her consultation, Caryn identified where her issue with sleep was coming from and set about to correct these imbalances with personalised treatments, Rebel noticed a some changes after the first treatment and as the weeks went on, her sleep became deeper and less of an issue She started falling asleep more easily and experienced fewer nighttime disturbances. She woke up feeling more rested and energised.

Acupuncture provided Rebel with a natural solution to overcome her insomnia. By addressing the underlying energy imbalance, acupuncture helped her regain control of her sleep and improve her overall well-being.

If you’re struggling with sleep issues, Acupuncture may be the answer. Unlike medications, it focuses on restoring balance within your body, promoting a natural path to restful sleep and renewed energy.


  1. The Effects of Acupuncture on Sleep Quality in Patients With Primary Insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Trial.Sleep Medicine, doi:10.1016/j.sleep.2019.03.012.
  2. A systematic review of acupuncture for sleep quality in people with insomnia in Complementary Therapies in Medicine.

With over 28 years of clinical experience, I am still fascinated by the power of this system of medicine and it’s ability to change mental, emotional and physical symptoms. It’s incredibly rewarding to make such a tangible difference in people’s lives. Contact me and I will be happy to talk to you about whether this treatment is right for you.