Zombie Nation – Acupuncture can Relieve Insomnia.

Research reveals how sleep deprived Brits need to get to the point.

20% of the British population claim to feel like Zombies after a disturbed night’s sleep and 66% regularly sleep less than the recommended 8 hours. 53% miss out on sleep due to financial concerns, 35% worry about work and 30% need the toilet.

UK acupuncturists deliver 2.3 million treatments each year and acupuncture is one of the most popular complementary healthcare treatments. Yet only 1 in 4 knows that acupuncture can help improving sleep patterns and sleep quality.

Our acupuncturists Sarah Cooper-Olsen and Gill Carpenter are members of the British Acupuncture Council and Sarah comments:

“Traditional acupuncture is known to be enormously beneficial for helping to correct sleep problems. Most people find treatment wonderfully relaxing, as acupuncture is known to calm the nervous system and also increase endorphin production.”

The research also revealed that 1 in 10 people take sleeping pills to aid sleep. When failing to sleep many people make it even harder for the brain to switch off with 1 in 3 reading a book and 1 in 5 watching TV.

Sarah Cooper-Olsen continues:

“At some point in our lives, we all experience periods of disturbed sleep and even insomnia. Many patients find a course of traditional acupuncture can be extremely beneficial to ease them through these times, helping to identify the root cause of the sleeping problem. When looking for a practitioner, make sure you find a qualified acupuncturist registered with the British Acupuncture Council to ensure a high standard of care and safety.”

Traditional Acupuncture is a natural system of healing that has been practised for over 2,500 years. It is a safe and effective treatment that involves inserting sterile needles, no bigger than a human hair, painlessly at specific points on the body. It is different from the type of acupuncture often used by chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists and GPs, who very rarely use the Chinese diagnostic method required in Traditional Acupuncture.

1,000 UK adults were questioned by Research Runner November 2012

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