Yourwellness Magazine Follows Up Launch of Insomnia Prevention Book

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With doctors releasing a new book to tackle the rising rates of insomnia in Taiwan, Yourwellness Magazine explored how acupuncture might help to treat insomnia.

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At the launch of a book on sleep disorders, local doctors in Taiwan said that more and more Taiwanese are suffering from insomnia, it was reported June 20th. Lee Pei-lin, director of the Taipei-based National Taiwan University Hospital's Centre of Sleep Disorder, commented that the number of Taiwanese who suffer from insomnia has been on the rise over the past few years, and so the centre has published a book that teaches people of different ages how to combat the problem. The book notes that it is important to avoid drinking coffee, tea, coke and alcohol four hours before going to bed. (

With this in mind, Yourwellness Magazine explored how acupuncture can be used to treat insomnia. According to Yourwellness Magazine, “Sleepless nights are terrible and it’s likely that we’ve all experienced at least one. The more you want to get to sleep, the more you are unable and your mind stays switched on despite the tiredness of your body. This experience can become traumatic when it is experienced several nights in succession, or even on a nightly basis. When you really can’t sleep, pharmaceuticals become a desperate solution, and bring unpleasant effects to other aspects of your wellbeing.” (

Yourwellness Magazine explained that, for this reason, complementary therapies are the best long-term solution. Yourwellness Magazine commented that acupuncture is a potential choice for insomnia sufferers, as acupuncturists treat a condition only when they have a detailed history of the patient, so they can provide a treatment that addresses both insomnia and its underlying causes. Yourwellness Magazine noted that acupuncturists also outline lifestyle changes that can prevent insomnia, such as not eating late at night, and will help patients to adapt their behaviour to suit the natural rhythm of the body. Yourwellness Magazine added that acupuncturists may also prescribe different herbs.

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