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Sleep Disorders

“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

Sleep helps us on many levels. It restores our energy and allows our body to go into repair mode, as well as giving our mind time to integrate what it has learnt and process information. It is normal to have periods of poor sleep while under extra stress or with environmental changes, however when poor sleep continues for more than a few weeks, it may be time to seek help.

At Newtown Acupuncture, we use acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to help with a restful nights sleep. Some common patterns we see in the clinic are

- Post traumatic stress/ mental tension/ mood related poor sleep

- Menopausal hot flushes and insomnia

- Injury/ pain related poor sleep

- Snoring/ Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Regardless of whether you know the causes of your poor sleep, we can offer some help. Acupuncture and Evergreen Chinese herbal formula are considered safe to take alongside conventional sleep medications, but talk to our team and your GP or a pharmacist if you are unsure. 


Good Sleep I

Targets poor sleep and heartburn associated with

two or more of the following:

- Busy mind and hard to sleep 

- Tension/irritability/restlessness

- Easily angered/frustrated

- Ringing ears

- Bloating/Poor digestion

- Bitter taste

- Blood shot eyes


Good Sleep II

Targets poor sleep associated with two or more of the following:

- Anxiousness

- Dry mouth, lips or throat

- Prone to dry stool

- Fine ear ringing

-Often cold sore and tongue ulcers

- Shallow and/or tense/dreamful sleep with hot flushes

- Low tolerance to heat

Poor sleep patterns inc


Good Sleep III

Target poor sleep associated with two or more of the following:

-Hard to sleep/ waking early, irritability

- Dry mouth, lips throat, easily thirsty


Good sleep IV

Target poor sleep and mental/physical tiredness associated with two or more of the following:

- Restless/ shallow sleep /

wake up often

-Tension / Irritability with heavy, tired head

- Poor clarity/focus/memory

Additional Reading & Research

Acupuncture for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Hazards of insomnia and the effects of acupuncture treatment on insomnia.

A systematic review of acupuncture for sleep quality in people with insomnia.

Placebo effect of acupuncture on insomnia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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