An estimated 50-70 million U.S. adults experience some sort of sleep disorder or insomnia. While sleep aid medications can help induce sleep in the short-term, health experts do not recommend their long-term use. Fortunately, employing Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture for insomnia treatment addresses the root cause of insomnia and promotes long-term healthy sleep patterns.
Serving Arlington Heights, Mt Prospect, Rolling Meadows and surrounding suburbs since 1981 First Health’s Center for Integrative Medicine is proud to offer our patients a non-pharmacologic approach to insomnia treatment. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) including employing acupuncture for insomnia treatment offers a sfae and effective alternative. Our Arlington Heights acupuncture clinic is led by author, researcher, professor Yu Zhu, MD (China). Dr Zhu has more than 30 years clinical experience and over 27 years TCM teaching experience. In addition to sleep disorders she treats an array of conditions including general pain management.
Most people experience a restless night every now and then. But for more than 50 million Americans struggling with sleep disorders, sleepless nights and interrupted sleep cycles are a chronic problem. In fact, sleep quality is becoming a major public health issue according to the CDC.
While conventional insomnia treatment involving prescription and OTC sleep aids can provide short-term relief, they are replete with side-effects, some very serious. Increasingly, people are seeking alternative therapies and turning to acupuncture for insomnia and other sleep disorders.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), views the body as a complex system of energy channels, or meridians. TCM focuses on identifying disharmony and imbalance in these channels that can lead to disease and chronic illness. TCM practitioners believe that insomnia is related to an imbalance in the heart organ.
The qi (pronounced “chee”), the vital energy or life force, which travels through these meridians can become blocked or overstimulated as a result of stress or internal emotions, environmental factors and poor lifestyle habits (diet, addiction, lack of exercise). The goal of TCM is to restore the balance and harmony to the qi, creating a state of health.
Since 1981, First Health’s providers have been working closely with both our on-staff medical physicians and local medical physicians to provide the best integrative medical care in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. Our experienced Arlington Heights acupuncturist Yu Zhu, LAc, MD (China) is highly and uniquely trained to provide a non-pharmacologic approach to insomnia treatment. Conveniently located off I-90, near Golf and Arlington Heights Roads, First Health serves patients from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Elk Grove and Des Plaines.
Arlington Heights Acupuncturist Dr. Yu Zhu, director of First Health’s TCM and Acupuncture Clinic, has more than 30 years of experience helping patients treat insomnia. Dr. Zhu’s expertise, wisdom and compassion are the hallmarks of her treatment that foster a caring and trusting relationship with her patients.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are effective in treating a variety of conditions. Acupuncturist Yu Zhu, LAc, MD(China) has made First Health’s Arlington Heights Acupuncture Clinic a top rated facility in the Chicagoland area. Find out more about acupuncture for insomnia and other conditions commonly treated with TCM.
Meet Arlington Heights acupuncturist Dr. Yu Zhu, LAc, MD(China) – Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Arlington Heights