Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine | Insomnia

Acupuncture for insomnia

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can help to regulate the hormones related to sleep including nocturnal secretion of Melatonin so you can get a better nights sleep.  At Balanced Life Health Care in Ferntree Gully, we restore the natural balance of physical, mental and emotional health.



You settle into a warm, relaxing bed, close your eyes and NOTHING HAPPENS. You just can’t fall asleep, hours go by and you’re still awake! The next day you feel tired, grouchy and unable to focus.


Sound familiar?


Sleepless nights happen to almost everyone at some point, but ongoing insomnia can indicate a deeper issue and could lead to further health concerns. Unfortunately, a common approach to treating insomnia includes prescription medication which has unfortunate side effects such as fogginess next day and/or dependence.


That one of many reasons to consider an all-natural approach to treating sleep problems. Acupuncture can be a very effective way to improve your sleep without the side effects. At Balanced Life Health Care we are experienced in treating a variety of sleep issues such as;


  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Waking up during the night
  • Waking too early
  • Unrestful sleep
  • Daytime fatigue and irritability associated with poor sleep
  • Frustration and moodiness associated with poor sleep


Clinical studies suggest that 5 weeks of regular Acupuncture can increase nocturnal secretion of Melatonin, sleep onset latency,  total sleep time, and sleep efficiency. With significant reductions in anxiety scores in trial participants(1)


At Balanced Life Health Care we use a combination of balance acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of insomnia. Our aim is that your sleep returns to a state of normality through an effective and individualised treatment plan.


  1. D. Warren Spence Et Al (2004); Acupuncure increases noctural Melatonin Secreation and reduces Insomnia and Anxiety: A preliminary report; Published online