Every single one of us can find himself in a situation where they simply cannot fall asleep for hours. Insomnia is now a common issue concerning people from all ages. Medication works to solve these issues but it brings many unwanted side-effects as well.



On the other hand, acupuncture is another alternative as a natural solution to this problem, and it does not cause harsh side-effects.

Insomnia can be caused by various factors, but it affects millions of people.Insomnia can be treated with the help of 2 acupuncture points, known as Heart 7 and Pericardium 6. These points are closely related, and their combined treatment does miracles when it comes to sleep.

Heart 7

The TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) name for Heart 7 is Shenmen and means Spirit Gate. The TCM name for Pericardium 6 is Neiguan and means Inner Gate. Sometimes both of these gates need to open and to not only release anything bad from the inside out but also opened up for positive influences from the outside in.

Heart 7 can be located on the anterior side of the transverse crease of the wrist. There is a little depression on the radial side of the ulnar tendon where the point can be found. However, at times I actually prefer to needle this point from the ulnar side under the ulnar tendon, where we can achieve the same result and can often be more comfortable for the patient


Pericardium 6

Pericardium 6 can be located on the anterior side of the wrist, about 2 finger widths from the transverse crease of the wrist. The point can be found between the two tendons (palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis) that run up your arm. This point just like Heart 7, when activated can provide strong radiating sensation up the channels.

Of course, there are more than two acupuncture points used during a treatment, along with other TCM modalities. We believe in taking a full mind-body-soul approach to healing. If you or a loved is struggling with sleep then inquiring about Heart 7 and Pericardium 6 is a great place to start!

source : grazeme.com