Registered Acupuncturist Jane Hayes sees clients of all ages who have sleep challenges.
Overwhelmingly, lifestyle changes that my clients have experienced during the pandemic have been harmful to sleep quality. My clients tend to think that a later sleep schedule is ‘just as good’ as 10-6, but it can actually be the opposite. If we’re not asleep by 10, the energy of the liver may incite a creative thought pattern. If we are asleep as we should be, that energy of the subconscious mind would apply to dreams. Is your mind is too busy to even bother trying to sleep before you’re exhausted? If you weren’t experiencing this pattern of going to bed later, your body would much more receptive to sleep before 10pm. The adjustment takes some effort, but it’s worthwhile.
I never treat a client until we’ve discussed their sleep. Deep, uninterrupted sleep is so important to your health that it often has to be addressed before other problems improve. Inflammation, anxiety, depression, weight gain, and digestive disorders, all require good sleep for you to be able to feel well again.
The great news is that Acupuncture, Biofield Tuning and lifestyle advice help sleep quality almost automatically. One of the most common comments I hear after a treatment include, “I slept much better after my treatment”. Combined with adopting good sleep hygiene (what we do in the 2-3 hours before bed), clients can feel dramatic changes in their available daily energy in a relatively short period of time. Our general rule is; the longer it has been dysregulated, the longer it takes to bring it back in balance. Be patient and do the work. You can only benefit from the results.
Stay tuned for more info on the changes you can make to get better sleep, and tips on knowing if you’re getting it right! If you missed the first article of the sleep series, that can be found here.
Book Acupuncture or Biofield Tuning appointments here, to get some help with your sleep.