Eastern Vs Western Approaches:
Many Doctors are almost reluctantly beginning to do clinical studies into the effectiveness of acupuncture for anxiety and insomnia. One of the reasons for this is that just about the only treatment form available to them is chemicals that we know under the general term, “sleeping pills.” These chemicals are noted for their detrimental side effects and their potential for abuse. It is a typical approach of Western Medicine to a little understood condition. The Western Medical Profession cannot easily accept the Traditional Chinese Medicine explanation of acupuncture’s success rate.
The theory that a form of vital energy known as Qi flows through 20 channels or Meridians inside the body cannot be demonstrated during a dissection. Since they cannot see these channels, or isolate the substance, the classical theories are seen as similar to trying to explain the location and function of the human soul. It is seen as something that belongs in the spiritual realm and not the scientific arena. Even when reviewing acupuncture anxiety and insomnia clinical studies done in China and sometimes even those done in Europe, the common criticism is the failure to monitor the various physical and chemical reactions that are thought in the West to be related to the disorder. Since the acupuncture practitioner usually has no problem explaining or understanding the actual process behind the treatment, they do not usually take the time to measure factors that in their view have little or nothing to do with what is happening. What they do measure is results.
An integrative approach to health care will be the way of the future.
It is in the areas of Pain management, Stress, Anxiety and Insomnia Relief that acupuncture has won over the most converts in the West.
The people who are being restored to a much healthier condition and being relieved of the harmful impact of anxiety would rarely care just exactly how something works. They did not really get too involved in just what chemical reaction took place when they took a sleeping pill either. They were just happy to get a good night sleep.
Insomnia is a frequent complaint in our business. Chronic insomnia is defined as no restorative sleep for at least three nights a week for one month or longer. Sleep can be disturbed by a number of reasons, such as stress, anxiety, medications and physical conditions. Western medicine has very little to offer patients in the way of relief. Antidepressant medications can help, but for people who are hesitant about living on drugs, then Imagine Laserworks is the way to go. Our treatments have an extremely calming effect on the nervous system. Over time our treatments can help to correct the imbalances causing insomnia without creating side effects.