Insomnia & Acupuncture Treatments

Acupuncture and Insomnia

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Insomnia is a condition characterized by the inability to fall asleep or maintain sleep. It is difficult to initiate sleep and have an adequate amount of rest. People with this condition find difficulty falling asleep even after adequate sleep, waking throughout the night, or wake in the early morning. Some factors that affect insomnia are stress, depression, discomfort, jet lag, alcohol, menopause. medications, and caffeine.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, if you wake up during the night, during a specific time, wake up early in the morning, or find it difficult to fall asleep, there is a deficiency in a specific channel. Most of the common channels affected are heart, lung, liver, kidney, and stomach.

Specific points in the body are chosen to treat stress, depression, alcohol, and other factors. Knowing the cause is important for finding the best individual points and channels.

The video below describes how acupuncture is performed and commonly asked questions. Many people seek acupuncture for their forearm muscle and elbow joint pain, it is also very effective when combined with conservative therapy and medical treatments.

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Learn more about Acupuncture in our Chandler AZ Clinic. Chiropractic, physical therapy, massage therapy, and acupuncture can be used alone or combined to enhance many types of treatments and injuries. Many people with insomnia often have chronic pain, and finding relief from the pain can improve sleep quality and quantity.

Alpha Chiropractic and Physical Therapy provides treatment for many patients in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Phoenix, and Maricopa. Most patients have never seen a clinic that combines treatments from different providers into improving your chronic pain. Chiropractic Adjustments are enhanced with physical therapy exercises and stretches on the injured and sore areas. Some patients with insomnia have significant amounts of tendinopathy or tendinitis around their joints, especially the neck, back, shoulder, and hip.


Many patients are amazed how their muscle pain and “knots in their muscles” are quickly improved with Graston Technique treatments combined with massage. Graston Technique helps break up scar tissue and enhance tendinopathy healing. Massage therapy helps decrease muscle spasms in the neck, back, leg, shoulder, and arm muscles, which often contribute to increasing joint pain.

Therapy and treatments for many types of conditions can be improved with a combination of acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy. Learn more about our unique Chandler Chiropractic Clinic.