An article published in P3 on 1st October 2012, highlighted the issue of stress and its increasing impact on our health. In particular the article discussed the importance of sleep for maintaining our mental wellbeing.
The Great British Sleep Survey found that 30% of the population suffers from insomnia. Recent NHS data found that in the 12 months up to May this year, there had been over 6300 hospital admissions in England due to stress. In addition autumn is a challenging time for many people with the seasonal transition and increased levels of darkness.
When considering ways to manage stress and sleep issues the P3 article points to acupuncture as one solution. It says:
Traditional acupuncture is known to be enormously beneficial for helping to correct sleep problems. It originated in China over 2000 years ago and is used by many people in the UK as a recognised option within standard healthcare.
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Anyone who suffers from insomnia will know the misery it can cause, and I regularly see patients who find acupuncture very helpful.
Here are a couple of items on acupuncture and insomnia that have appeared in the press recently. The first is an interview on BBC breakfast with an acupuncturist and a GP who both talk about the benefits of acupuncture. Click here to watch.
The second article appeared in November 2011, in The Telegraph Online. Suzi Dixon talked about her own experiences of acupuncture as a treatment for her insomnia and here is what she had to say…
I’ve always had insomnia on and off and during a particularly stressful week personally, a five-day bout was really affecting me. But, like with Reiki, just one session of acupuncture was enough to soothe my jangled nerves and get me a good night’s sleep. I’m now considering a course to improve my energy levels overall.
While I don’t want to encourage hypochondria symptoms, I do believe a pro-active approach to health can help catch physical and mental wellbeing issues before they get out of hand. For example, had I not tackled my insomnia with just one acupuncture session in August, it would have had a knock-on effect at home and at work and led to all sorts of stress-related side effects.
If you would like to read the full article please click here.
Charlotte Green practices acupuncture in Preston, and her clinic is conveniently located for patients travelling from throughout Lancashire.