Q: Whether or not I get five or eight hours I tend to have trouble falling asleep each night. I guess I’m looking for a way to shut my brain down at night and be free of stress. How can I convince my brain it’s time to go to sleep? It would be great to avoid medications. Chelle S. San Diego, CA A: Acupuncture can be so effective at inducing sleep that one patient left my office only to fall asleep at the wheel under a stop light! As an acupuncturist and patient, I’ve enjoyed more restful nights...
by on June 1st, 2010 at 09:06 am

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Posts Tagged ‘sleep’

  • Q: Can Acupuncture Be a Sleep-Aid?
    Q: Whether or not I get five or eight hours I tend to have trouble falling asleep each night. I guess I’m looking for a way to shut my brain down at night and be free of stress. How can I convince my brain it’s time to...
    by at June 1st, 2010 at 09:06 am
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    3 Ways to Create a Sanctuary for Sleep
    Dr. Gibran shared his top 5 secrets for good sleep and mentioned how important it is to pay attention to the bedroom itself. All I could think was: in order to achieve the greatest, most relaxing sleep you’ve ever...
    by at May 19th, 2010 at 01:05 pm
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    Getting to Sleep Naturally
    We function better when we get good sleep. So, are you getting at least seven hours of uninterrupted sleep every night? Do you fall asleep peacefully and wake rested? Or does your mind spin for hours waking you repeatedly...
    by at January 21st, 2010 at 09:01 am
  • Chinese Medicine and Winter Energy
    The longest night is now behind us with the passing of Winter Solstice, and the days will slowly become brighter: Winter has officially arrived! In Chinese medicine this is what we call the Yin (cold, dark, slow) time of...
    by at January 5th, 2010 at 05:01 am
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    What We’re Reading 12/03/09
    We’ve been reading about beauty this week. We can put over 515 chemicals on our bodies everyday. Know the ingredients in your cosmetics and skin care products by checking in with Skin Deep. Another way to know what’s...
    by at December 3rd, 2009 at 08:12 am
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    What We’re Reading 10/23/09
    October is almost over which means its time for one of our favorite holidays, Halloween! Prepare yourself for the long night with some of our recent reading: Still looking for a costume idea? Making your own Halloween costume...
    by at October 23rd, 2009 at 10:10 am
  • How Does Caffeine Affect You?
    Take a second to count the number of cups of coffee or black tea you drink a day. Now consider this: these caffeine-containing beverages have zero nutritional value. Caffeine is immensely addictive and found in chocolate,...
    by at October 21st, 2009 at 05:10 am