My husband cannot sleep at night, but can sleep all day. Will acupuncture help him?
Sung C. Cho (Torrance, CA) on Apr 18, 2012
According to Oriental medicine theory, your husband suffers from an imbalance between liver and spleen function. This doesn't mean that the organs are damaged or he needs a CT scan. Organ function, in Oriental medicine, refers to invisible effects on the body. He may complain of fatigue especially in the morning, indigestion, a heavy feeling in the whole body and of increased anger. It is a chronic condition. In a case like his, acupuncture and moxibustion are recommended to improve the balance between organs.
Kexin Bao (Rosemead, CA) on Apr 18, 2012
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Jacklin Arastouzadeh (Beverly Hills, CA) on Apr 18, 2012
Does your husband have depression or anxiety that might be interfering with sleep? If so, acupuncture and herbs can help. If that is not the case, there is a test that can check for biochemical imbalances in the brain. When we know more about the imbalance, we can intervene with acupuncture and herbs to bring the body back to balance.
Cari Cater (Smyrna, GA) on Apr 18, 2012
Is your husband on shift work? Has he traveled out of the country? It seems as if his circadian clock has been disrupted. And yes, acupuncture can help reset it.
Adi Barad (Winnetka, IL) on Apr 18, 2012
Acupuncture has the ability to help regulate many of the body's functions. Ask your local acupuncturist if he can help with this condition. From my own experience, acupuncture can help in regulating sleep. It may depend on the underlying cause of the condition.
Katalin Csoka (Mission Viejo, CA) on Apr 18, 2012
Consult with a practitioner to see if acupuncture is the answer. A complete history must be taken.
Jennifer Aubert (San Francisco, CA) on Apr 18, 2012
Yes, acupuncture can help. In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), there are many causes for insomnia or sleep troubles. Acupuncture, along with a customized herbal prescription, will get him back on track. Many of my patients have sleep troubles and although they usually come in for other ailments, they are often surprised when their sleep improves as well.
Richard Ki (Orange, CA) on Apr 18, 2012
Yes. Acupuncture is very much focused on balancing our body.
Lisa Nicholson (San Diego, CA) on Apr 18, 2012
It sounds like your husband's circadian rhythm is off. Acupuncture may be able to help. I would also recommend having him take an adrenal stress test. which maps his cortisol rhythm throughout a 24 hour period, and then addressing any issues found with a combination of supplements and diet changes in addition to the acupuncture.
Michael Moy (Willowbrook, IL) on Apr 18, 2012
Your husband must had a night shift job in the past. Those jobs mess up sleep patters. Or perhaps his kidney organs are not in harmony.
Sharon Rose (Portland, OR) on Apr 18, 2012
Sleep is very important for our physical and mental health. Acupuncture is wonderful for regulating the sleep cycle (Stroking the Dragon is one of my favorite treatments to knock people out - I do this as an evening house call). You should also look at his sleep hygiene and any contributing emotional components (PTSD, being uncomfortable in the bedroom, etc). I have an article here you might find useful: http://rosecityacupuncture.com/Sleep.html
Chantal Davis (San Diego, CA) on Apr 18, 2012
Acupuncture alone will probably not help. It is necessary to look at his diet and lifestyle as well and to make changes where needed.
Dustin Siena (Westlake Village, CA) on Apr 18, 2012
Acupuncture might help. Your husband should consider getting evaluated by a professionally licensed and trained acupuncturist in your area. There are many different causes of insomnia. After a proper diagnosis, acupuncture and herbal formulas can help. If the insomnia is chronic, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can take several weeks to work. There are some magnificent herbal formulas which will complement the acupuncture treatment, and support correct circadian rhythm. This can take some time to work. The day-sleeping needs to be examined further to determine if it's caused by exhaustion from sleep deprivation or something more serious, like narcolepsy. Good luck.
Aram Akopyan (Glendale, CA) on Apr 18, 2012
Any sleep problems can benefit greatly from acupuncture.Your husband's sleep deprivation at night may be causing him to sleep during the day. His circadian rhythm needs to be reset. With the help of lifestyle changes, herbs and acupuncture, this problem can be corrected. I suggest you review your case with your acupuncturist and come up with a plan that both you and your husband can follow. Make sure to follow the regimen consistently.