Monday 2 March 2020

Acupuncture for insomnia

The patient

48 year old female patient has not been sleeping well for 2 months. She described having difficulty falling asleep and feeling wide awake at night. She could get one or two hours of sleep on a good night.

Other presenting conditions include depression, phlegm production with severe wheezing, night sweats, gastritis, headache, night sweats and loose bowel.

Patient poor digestion and stress dampened her appetite, patient felt weak and found it difficult with day to day tasks.


Patient attended 5 weekly acupuncture session and took 2 weeks of Chinese herbal medicine.

Acupuncture for insomnia, image resource


Patient reported having much better sleep during 5th visit, averaging 5/6 hours sleep each night. Her emotion was also much stable. Her no long suffered from headaches, wheezing had stopped alongside improved digestion, bowel movement and reduced night sweats.