The definition of insomnia, according to the American Sleep Disorders Association (ASDA), is difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.

Perhaps the most important point to realize about insomnia is that it is not a disease, but rather a symptom. This discomfort may arise from many different types of illnesses or conditions. In the majority of cases, underlying causes exist for the insomnia.

Insomnia may have a number of causes, including stress, depression or anxiety, irregular work schedules, medications, drugs or alcohol abuse, major life changes, chronic pain, hyperthyroidism or arthritis. Acupuncture and herbs for insomnia have high success rates with each insomnia symptom and can therefore treat insomnia at its root.

At Irvine Acupuncture we combine acupuncture and herbal medicine for the treatment of insomnia. Each patient receives a customized treatment according to their signs and symptoms. Patients usually see improvement in their sleep after 3-6 treatments

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