Good night sleep is extremely important for all aspects of health. Whether you are trying to lose weight, have more energy at work or recover from sports injury, nothing is as important as a good night sleep. There are many reasons why people cannot sleep well.
The most obvious is a high amount of stress and nervousness, but it's definitely not the only one. Other reasons include hormonal imbalances, unstable blood sugar, musculoskeletal pain and nutritional deficiencies.
Whatever the health issues you trying to resolve due to the lack of sleep or whatever the reasons for such lack of sleep, a comprehensive integrative approach is the best way to handle it. At the Center for Integrative Medicine we deal with sleep problems in exactly such a way. First we perform a comprehensive diagnosis to determine exactly what are the reasons for sleep problems. We order sophisticated blood tests to determine hormonal imbalances, problems with blood sugar and nutritional deficiencies. We also do computer energy test to determine from acupuncture standpoint what energy imbalances cause stress, nervousness and psychological discomfort. Once the diagnosis has been established, we address each part of the problem . We use nutritional supplements, herbal and homeopathic medicine and acupuncture therapy. From the nutritional standpoint deficiencies in various minerals including iodine, magnesium and calcium and deficiencies in vitamins especially the B12 and vitamin D are the most commonly seen in sleep problems and other nervous system disorders.
The most effective approach is to correct this imbalances directly with correct nutritional supplements. Hormonal imbalances, especially in thyroid and sex hormones causes many health issues including sleep problems. We correct this issues with herbal and homeopathic medications. Finally, acupuncture is the unifying treatment which makes all other therapies that much more effective. Acupuncture alone is so effective in treating sleep disorders that we often see with the patient whose complaints were other then insomnia the first thing improved is more restful and deep sleep. When acupuncture is supported by herbal, homeopathic and nutritional remedies you can expect very powerful and almost immediate results.