Yourwellness Magazine Explores Alternative Treatments for Insomnia

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Following the meeting of a Michigan panel to consider the inclusion of insomnia on the list of conditions for medical marijuana use, Yourwellness Magazine looked at acupuncture as a possible insomnia treatment.

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A Michigan panel has recently received pleas from the public to add insomnia and post traumatic stress disorder as qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use in the state, The Lansing State Journal reported September 5th. The article, “Panel hears plea to expand medical marijuana use to include insomnia, PTSD,” noted that, on Tuesday the 3rd, 20 pro-marijuana people spoke at a hearing held by the Michigan Medical Marihuana Review Panel. Joe Brown of the Michigan Hemp Company, commented, ‘For us, it’s not about getting high. It’s about getting well. We have enough science here to prove this works.’ (

Yourwellness Magazine decided to explore alternative insomnia treatments, turning to acupuncture as a possible solution to the problem of sleep deprivation. According to Yourwellness Magazine, “When you really can’t sleep, pharmaceuticals become a desperate solution, and bring unpleasant effects to other aspects of your wellbeing. For this reason, complementary therapies are the best long-term solution. Exercise, yoga and meditation are commonly recommended, and lately, acupuncture has grown as the therapy of choice for insomnia. In fact, the World Health Organisation lists acupuncture as being an effective cure for it.” (

Yourwellness Magazine explained that Chinese medicine only involves treatments that approach the whole system, and acupuncturists will only treat a patient when they have a full and detailed medical history to work with. Yourwellness Magazine clarified that this full knowledge of body type and other medical issues enables acupuncturists to provide a treatment that addresses both insomnia and its underlying causes. Yourwellness Magazine commented that another benefit of using acupuncture to treat insomnia is that practitioners will also recommend lifestyle changes to enable the patient to maximise the effectiveness of the treatment. Acupuncturists will help patients adapt their eating and sleeping patterns to suit the natural rhythm of the body.

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