In the treatment of insomnia due to stress, we get benefit from the increase of anti-stress hormones with acupuncture. The most common used one of these is the endorphin hormone. These hormones which are called hormones of happiness among public also have pain killer affects in the body. They let the body calm down. By using the acupuncture points in ear, head, and face regions we make these hormones excreted more. So, acupuncture has big impact on people suffering from insomnia due to stress.
INSOMNIA TREATMENT WITH ACUPUNCTURE
The theory that lies behind tryptophan support used in depression and insomnia treatment is the fact that it will increase the levels of serotonin and melatonin levels in the brain. Treatment that is done with acupuncture regulates dopamine, serotonin, and adrenaline levels. It increases dopamine level and so the effect which is supposed to be done by tryptophan is produced with body’s own mechanism.
The patient comes every day or every other day during the first 10 sessions. At the end of the 10 sessions, an interval of 7-10 days is given. During the following 3 weeks, sessions are continued twice for 3 weeks and once in a month for the following 6 months of duration. In order for the disease not to re-occur, sessions should be applied once or twice a year.
Body acupuncture points:
GV 20,CV 17,CV 15,ST 44,SP 4,KI 3,PC6,PC 7,GB 20,HT 7,BL 60,BL 62,Yingtang ( the third eye), An mien (extra point)
LI 4-LR3 (Big gate)
Ear acupuncture points:
Shenmen, heart, kidney, anti-aggression, subcortex, adrenal, Liver, sympathetic