Acupuncture Awareness Week aims to educate people about how traditional acupuncture can help improve sleep and aid relaxation. In the UK, research shows that two thirds of people are getting less than the recommended eight hours of sleep a night.
Acupuncture is a surprisingly relaxing treatment and people often comment about how they feel after treatment. Recently someone described it to me as that feeling that you get when you go on holiday and sit for the first few hours in the sun, and you become aware that you feel much more relaxed and settled. Acupuncture can be a great support in breaking a cycle of insomnia and improving quality of sleep. It is known to calm the nervous system and also increase endorphin production.