Chronic sleeping problems such as insomnia not only impair physical and mental activity, they also can lead to serious health problems in the end. The most commonly used “treatment” for insomnia is prescription and over-the-counter sleep medications. These medications, however, are laden with toxins that cause serious side effects. They also can be habit forming. A superior alternative to this is acupuncture in the form of electromagnetic wave therapy, also known as electronic acupuncture Seattle.
Insomnia can be caused by a lot of factors. It can be caused by extreme stress or by certain medications. Health issues such as arthritis, diabetes, heart ailments, Alzheimer’s disease or hypertension can also contribute to insomnia. Added to that list of causes is the use of nicotine, caffeine, night snacks or alcohol as well as emotional extremes such as anxiety.
While schedule and diet modifications can solve some insomnia problems, these solutions may not apply to all types of insomnia. Sometimes, insomnia may have a physiological etiology traced to a biochemical problem in the brain. Melatonin from the pineal gland controls a person’s sleeping patterns and a lack of this hormone can result in insomnia.
Melatonin usually is secreted based on the circadian rhythm of the individual, which does not necessarily follow the awake by day and sleep by night pattern; however melatonin by default is low during mornings and increases gradually throughout the day and when one becomes tired at the end of the day, the melatonin induces sleep in a person. If one’s circadian rhythm gets disrupted, the melatonin levels are affected. Electronic acupuncture addresses this problem and helps the person efficiently attain a sleep cycle attuned to his/her lifestyle.
Electromagnetic wave therapy is nothing more than a 21st century upgrade of traditional acupuncture. This type of acupuncture can really claim the title of being a painless type of treatment because instead of using acupuncture needles, a wand is used to send electromagnetic energy into the body. That energy goes through the hand produced by a gadget that produces electromagnetic energy. The wand sends out electromagnetic energy to specific acupuncture points on the palm of the left hand associated with the area of the brain that controls sleep.
Electromagnetic wave energy removes blockages in the energy pathways caused by stress and other factors. The gadget comes with a palm and hand map that charts specific areas in the hand that correspond to certain body functions. The blockages are suspected to impair the production and secretion of melatonin by the pineal gland.
This type of acupuncture is meant to be used at home. Some observe that electromagnetic wave therapy is more effective if it is used as a complementary modality for other treatments rather than it being the sole treatment for insomnia.