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How long does accupuncture take to help with insomnia?

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Dr. R Sangal
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal
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Dr. Mohammed Younus
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several weeks

In several studies it took 10 to 25 accupuntuncture sessions lasting 4 to 6 weeks for treatment of insomnia.

In brief: Several weeks

In several studies it took 10 to 25 accupuntuncture sessions lasting 4 to 6 weeks for treatment of insomnia.
Dr. Mohammed Younus
Dr. Mohammed Younus
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Rapid benefit

The majority of patients i treat with insomnia have some level of improvement of symptoms the same night using chinese scalp acupuncture (insomnia triangle) and auricular acupuncture (insomnia points one & two with a master point).

In brief: Rapid benefit

The majority of patients i treat with insomnia have some level of improvement of symptoms the same night using chinese scalp acupuncture (insomnia triangle) and auricular acupuncture (insomnia points one & two with a master point).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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