Sleep Disruption

Case 1

A 53 year old woman came into the center with pain in her upper to lower back, hip, and leg, that had been an ongoing problem for 20 years since she gave birth to her first child. The pain in her body was manifested as a burning sensation throughout. She had trouble sleeping, finding herself waking every 2 hours. This suppressed her overall energy. The pain was tolerable until 5 years ago when she began menopause. She still experience menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. The only solution given to her for the pain at the time was physical therapy. She saw her physical therapist for 6 months with no improvements. Immediately after the 1st acupuncture session at HolliBalance Well-being Center, the burning sensation was significantly reduced and she could perform regular stretches without feeling any severe pain. She could sleep through the night for 5 hours not waking up in between. Her energy level has improved drastically as well! She now rarely gets hot flashes.

Case 2

A 56-year-old woman had been having indigestion, hiccupping and constant burping for one year.  Along with this she had been having a dull ache along the esophagus and stomach.  She also has a history of constipation, wakes up frequently at night, and has been recently going through menopause causing hot flashes and night sweats.  To help her sleep better she had been prescribed Ambien.

She told Dr. Yi Song that she drank a lot of ice tea and Dr. Song recommended that she stop drinking cold drinks.  After the first acupuncture treatment, she stopped drinking cold drinks and her burping improved  50%.  Then with just three acupuncture treatments and customized herbal formula, the pain along the esophagus and stomach was gone.  Her burping reduced to just a little at night time.  Her menopausal symptoms and constipation have improved tremendously.  She has been able to discontinue taking Ambien and can sleep through the night.