Acupuncture Therapy for Insomnia Saugerties NY
Phoenicia Healing Arts Center
Acupuncturist, Massage Practitioner
Red Hook, NY
High Falls, NY
New York, NY
Acupuncture, Herbal medicine
Insurance Plans Accepted: OxfordUnited HealthcarePHCSAlerican Specialty Health NetworkAETNA
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes
Residency Training: Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
Medical School: Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, 2001
Languages Spoken: English
Staten Island, NY
Monday 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy
New York, NY
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No
What�s My Alternative? Insomnia
By Meghan Rabbitt
Bill Thomas is no stranger to sleepless nights. For the last decade, the 42-year-old children’s book illustrator has suffered from bouts of insomnia that last three to four nights at a time. “What’s frustrating is that it’s completely unpredictable,” says Thomas, who never drinks caffeine after noon and shuts off the computer and tube an hour before bed.
The Conventional Rx: Ambien and Lunesta, which caused Thomas to feel a little fuzzy and “hungover” the next morning.
The Alternative Rx: Acupuncture. Thomas made an appointment with Mary Saunders, LAc, of Boulder, Colorado. “Insomnia often results from stress, and I insert tiny needles in various points on the body to help calm the nervous system,” says Saunders. “But patients need to commit to more than just acupuncture sessions if they want to start sleeping soundly. Diet plays a huge role.” Saunders’ top suggestions to her patients—including Thomas—who suffer from insomnia: Ditch processed foods (which rev up the nervous system because of the toll they take on the body during digestion) and keep blood sugar steady with a healthy snack before bed (when blood sugar drops, cortisol levels go up, which can wake you in the middle of the night). Saunders also suggested that Thomas take a supplement called CatecholaCalm, a blend of vitamins C and B, magnesium, passion flower, valerian, and ashwagandha.
The Outcome: After his first session, Thomas slept through the night—without hitting his medicine cabinet. “I’m encouraged,” he says. “And acupuncture is a lot cheaper than Ambien.”
Author: Meghan Rabbitt
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