• Dorian Lam, L.Ac.

How Acupuncture can help with insomnia

Do you experience poor quality of sleep leading to chronic fatigue, lack of mental clarity, and other health issues? At Meta health we understand that lack of sleep can be frustrating, and can lead to detrimental impact to your long term health.


Whether it is an acute (short term) or chronic (long term) problem, insomnia is categorized with the following signs and symptoms:

  • Difficult falling asleep

  • Inability to stay asleep throughout the night

  • Waking up too early

  • Dream disturbed sleep

Common causes of insomnia include:

  • Stress leading to cortisol imbalance

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Hormone imbalance

  • Adrenal fatigue

  • Blood sugar dysregulation

  • Poor sleep habits

  • Gut and micro-biome issues

  • Side effects from medications, alcohol or caffeine

  • Other medical conditions

Acupuncture has shown to balance the central nervous system by releasing serotonin, a neurotransmitter - which helps to improve sleep quality and decrease anxiety. Furthermore, acupuncture and supplements are natural modalities used to support sleep rather than sleeping pills which often have side effects.


In addition, acupuncture can help manage stress, increase energy, improve cognitive function and digestion.


We recommend that you schedule an appointment with our licensed acupuncturists that are trained in functional medicine to holistically optimize your health and improve quality of sleep.


Our goal at Meta Health is to identify the root cause(s) of imbalance and utilize proper diet, supplements, and individualized lifestyle changes to prevent long term diseases.


Thin acupuncture needles are inserted to the meridians to allow for proper circulation and balance so that any blockage can be released. Often our patients report a meditative sense of feeling and improved quality of sleep after each session.


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