Insomnia

What was your condition?  I was not sleeping.  Every night for about 2 weeks I would either be awake all night or would doze off and wak up every 1/2 hour to an hour.  (Insomnia probably since 4th grade)

What steps had you taken previously to get help?  I went to my regular doctor, but he said it was probably emotional stress.  He told me he could give me drugs if it continued for another week or so…but I didn’t want to wait that long and I didn’t think drugs would help in the long run.

In your words, what did the acupuncturist do?  She first tried to figure out what was causing me to stay awake.  She did some tests asking my body what was wrong.  Then she used that clicking thing [a chiropractic tool called The Activator] on my back to stimulate my nerves.  Then came the needles.

How have you improved?  I am sleeping every night.  I even go to bed early now.

Words of encouragement to others:  I would definitely recommend at least trying acupuncture.  It doesn’t hurt at all.  Besides, why not?  It can’t make you any worse, and if it does work then it was worth it.

Tanya