Three factors for longevity
Sleep: Crucial for More Than Just Feeling Rested
Sleep isn’t just about feeling rested and ready for the day; it’s one of the foundational pillars of longevity, alongside healthy eating and proper digestion. Koreans often cite these three factors as keys to a long and healthy life, free from disease.
Unfortunately, countless things can disrupt our precious sleep, from work stress and late-night meals to electronic devices. Chronic sleep deprivation leads to daytime fatigue and decreased energy levels, impacting our mental and physical well-being.
The good news is, there are ways to improve sleep quality. Consider calming your mind and promoting better sleep by applying moxibustion at acupoint DU 20. Remember, prioritizing healthy sleep habits isn’t just about feeling good tomorrow; it’s an investment in your long-term health and well-being.
Terrifying Reality of Sleep Paralysis
During sleep paralysis, a temporary inability to move or speak occurs while transitioning between sleep and wakefulness. This can be incredibly distressing, creating a feeling of being trapped with a fully awake mind within a paralyzed body. While ancient cultures attributed it to evil spirits, modern science explains it as a breakdown in the usual sleep-wake cycle.
The struggle to move during an episode can be counterproductive, often amplifying the feeling of helplessness. Instead, remaining calm and focusing on regaining control of your breath can ease the transition and shorten the episode.
While sleep paralysis can be frightening, it is a harmless albeit unsettling experience. If it happens frequently or disrupts your sleep quality significantly, consulting a healthcare professional is recommended to explore potential underlying causes and management strategies.
Combating Sleep Troubles with a Traditional Touch: A Korean Doctor’s Approach
Huh Im, a Korean doctor in the 17th century, prescribes acupuncture points to address sleep paralysis.
SP 5, SP 6
Acupuncture works by harmonizing your body’s energy flow, promoting relaxation, and easing stress, which often disrupts sleep. Herbal remedies target underlying concerns such as anxiety, depression, and hormonal imbalances, creating a conducive environment for restful slumber.
Through this synergistic approach, we often achieve greater success than relying solely on one method. Our natural and holistic treatment plans are tailored to your individual needs and goals, ensuring a personalized path to overcoming insomnia, improving sleep quality, and reducing daytime fatigue.
Here’s what sets my approach apart:
Together, we can unlock the secrets to a good night’s sleep!
Disclaimer: This info is for general knowledge, not medical advice. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment. Acupuncture should only be done by a licensed professional.
Our holistic wellness clinic is conveniently located on Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, east of OR 217, making it easy to reach from Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Northwest Portland, and Southwest Portland.
For your comfort, we offer on-site parking, a handicapped-accessible entrance and restroom, and treatment rooms on the ground floor. To schedule an appointment, please call us at (503) 404-4567. While same-day appointments may be available, it’s best to call or book online in advance to secure your preferred time.
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