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A 34-year-old female asked:

is acupuncture know to help insomnia?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Yes: Please see the reference : https://www.Acupuncture.Com/conditions/insomnia.Htm insomnia is a morbid state characterized by an inability to sleep. The condition may vary in severity and manifest itself as difficulty in falling asleep, waking up ...
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
There are: Chinese scalp acupuncture and auricular protocols that can be very helpful with sleep.

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Can you use accupuncture to cure insomnia?

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Treat-yes: Cure is to strong of a word to describe any treatment for insomnia.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How long does accupuncture take to help with insomnia?

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Acupuncture - never: There really is no good evidence that acupuncture helps insomnia. If you sleep poorly often, and this is a persistent problem, then it is important to find the cause of insomnia and to treat the cause. Treatments can include cognitive-behavioral treatment that help you improve your sleep habits and get away from thoughts and associations that worsen sleep, or different kinds of medicines.
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Where do they put the pins in accupuncture to help with insomnia?

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It does not help: There really is no good evidence that acupuncture helps insomnia. If you sleep poorly often, and this is a persistent problem, then it is important to find the cause of insomnia and to treat the cause. Treatments can include cognitive-behavioral treatment that help you improve your sleep habits and get away from thoughts and associations that worsen sleep, or different kinds of medicines.
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How can acupuncture work for insomnia?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Quite well: Very small semi-permanent needles (asp's) can be placed in 2 points in ears for insomnia. Alternately - chinese scalp acupuncture can be used (insomnia triange). However, please be aware that it can not fix problems like sleep apnea. It works well.

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