Is Insomnia a Big Issue for You?
Do you have difficulty getting to sleep until after midnight? Healing will be obstructed if you have insomnia and are unable to get a good nights sleep every night. Many people with Parkinson’s symptoms report they seldom can get to sleep until after midnight or later. What might be the cause of this?
The Chinese Medicine clock gives us a fascinating clue as to the cause. Gall bladder energy is strongest from 11 pm until 1 am. If you have restrictions in your muscles and cramping throughout your body during the day and evening, gall bladder issues are likely to be the cause. Why would the gall bladder be an issue for people with Parkinson’s symptoms?
The gall bladder is profoundly impacted by stress. Clearly, when stress has flared, symptoms will typically always worsen. Reduce stress. Your gall bladder will thank you. You will also find it easier to get to sleep at night. Easier said than done, right?
Acupuncturists offer a recommendation that may well help you out when you are having difficulty with stress during the day and getting to sleep at night. Massage the sides of your head where the gall bladder channel runs. More specifically, rub immediately above and behind the ears, followed up by squeezing the tops of your shoulders.
While acupuncture itself is not one of the top therapies that people find to be useful for calming their Parkinson’s symptoms, it is an excellent therapy for insomnia and depression, both of which can be significant impediments to recovery for persons diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
I frequent a community acupuncture clinic which offers treatments at a very affordable price. Such clinics are now popping up in many cities and countries. There is no longer a reason to let finances be a barrier to getting acupuncture treatments. It is well worth taking the time to explore this therapeutic option if you have difficulty sleeping at night.
Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease