Acupuncture Treatment of Insomnia
Most of the patients with insomnia take sedative hypnotic pills and anti-anxiety medications for more sleeping time, but that is easy to resistance and addiction, which can result in withdrawal reaction if patient suddenly stop to take them, and that can make the memory and cognitive function of patient damaged. Acupuncture and moxibustion has good curative effect in treating insomnia, with quick effect, no side effect, low cost. In China, Acupuncture and moxibustion has become one of important methods in the clinical treatment of insomnia for thousands years.

In recent years, studies partly found out that the mechanism of acupuncture, moxibustion and Tuina treatment of insomnia. Acupuncture, moxibustion and Tuina therapy can affect the central nervous system in certain specific structure and the function of the different transmitters, thus promotes sleeping returned to normal.

According to doctors of traditional Chinese medicine, the main pathogenesis of the insomnia is "Yang does not enter the Yin", so the acupuncture treatment principles are for the harmonic Yin and Yang, calming nerves by stimulate different acupoints based on the classification of syndrome differentiation of patients, and to cure insomnia by the reinforcing and reducing methods of acupuncture.At the same time, doctors can use moxibustion to prevent and cure insomnia too. Moxibustion can adjust the function of the nervous system by warm stimulation. Main point for moxibustion of insomnia is Baihui(GV 20), which is the point where three Yang channels and five meridians meet, and where Governor Vessel and Yang-wei Vessel meet. Modern research has shown that acupuncture can have adjust cranial nerve, improve cerebral circulation, has a good therapeutic effect in patients with neurological disorders.

So, the effect of acupuncture treatment for insomnia is quite significantly, that can be a very good improvement for quality of sleeping, and that is completely harmless.