If you have back pain, sleep might feel like a distant memory.
Being woken by pain, groggy from pain medications, struggling to get comfortable, feeling lonely in the dark of night and frustrated at not being able to simply drift off to sleep.
The pain is one thing, then the sleep disturbance is like the cherry on top of the cake you never wanted.
With Chinese Medicine and genuine acupuncture, we take sleep issues very seriously. Sleep is a time of regeneration and repair. It’s a time of maximum production of healthy body fluids, which are vital for recovery from any health condition, including back pain.
The worse the pain, the worse the sleep, the worse the pain again.
After some time it can be hard to tell the chicken from the egg, the forest from the trees.
We don’t have a pre-planned way of addressing this. Instead, we address each patient according to their unique set of circumstances.
Sometimes we focus mostly on the sleep, while still working on the pain, because the sleep will be a major roadblock.
Other times it’s the pain that’s the priority, and once that’s getting better then sleep naturally follows – and healing gets better and better.
Another situation could be that there’s a third factor that must be addressed, so that sleep and pain treatments can even be effective.
Chinese Medicine, including genuine acupuncture, is a detailed, flexible system that maps the living body in a dynamic and interconnected way. Acupuncture is just one part of the whole system.
If you’d like to have your back pain addressed in whole-health way, including aiming for more nourishing sleep, then book with us now.
Lois Nethery is the Director of the Village Healing Centre. She loves educating people about the beauty and depth of Chinese medicine, helping people to feel inspired about the relevance of this ancient knowledge tradition to our busy modern lives.
Disclaimer - The Village Healing Centre is a natural medicine centre of independent health practitioners. The views expressed in this blog are the author's only and do not necessarily reflect the views of all the Village Healing Centre practitioners. The information presented in this blog, and on the Village Healing Centre website, is for interest and educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for health or medical information or advice. For health or medical advice, please consult your health professional.