Why not take advantage of our half price treatment offer with our Acupuncturist, Clare Venters-Smith. Acupuncture Awareness Week runs from 25th February to 3rd March 2013. The aim is to educate people about how acupuncture can help improve sleep and aid relaxation.
Sleep is often taken for granted, untill you have trouble with it. Lack of sleep can lead to chronic health issues. Getting a good night’s rest is one of the best pieces of health advice you can follow. From a survey commissioned by The British Acupuncture Council, statistics showed that people in the South East get the least amount of sleep, only 6 hrs per night, well below what is needed for health. One in twelve were classified as insomniacs. How many hours do you get on average?
In clinical trials, acupuncture was significantly more effective than conventional hypnotic drugs, without the level of side-effects or dependency. One size certainly doesn’t fit all. Traditional acupuncture understands that each person is an individual, identifying and treating their underlying imbalances which lead to symptoms including sleep problems.
Clare says “I treat a lot of people with insomnia, however this is not always the presenting complaint. As part of the treatment lifestyle habits for example, diet and evening routine are considered. It is surprising how many people “wake up” their bodies after a relaxing evening by rushing around tidying the house, checking emails and getting ready for the next day. This activates the mind and sends us to bed thinking about all the things we need to do. By simply switching the routine so that you get ready for the next day earlier in the evening and finish with a relaxing and calming evening you set your body up for sleep”. Simple but effective!
Clare Venter Smith, Five Element & Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist, BSc (Hons), Lic Ac, MBAcC
The Harrison Clinic