5 Acupuncture Points to Treat Insomnia

5 Acupuncture Points to Treat Insomnia

In the clinic, I often encounter patients who list insomnia as a major complaint. These are the 5 major acupuncture points I use to treat insomnia. I call them the 5 Peaceful Sleep Points. Oftentimes, by using these points and incorporating Chinese Tui nai, cupping, and gua sha, my patients suffering from insomnia will fall asleep within 20 minutes of the treatment.

AnMian Acupuncture Point for insomnia
AnMian Acupuncture Point for insomnia
ShenMen-Acupuncture point for insomnia
ShenMen-Acupuncture point for insomnia
YinTang, acupuncture point to treat insomina
YinTang, acupuncture point to treat insomina

5 acupuncture points to treat insomnia are: H-7 Shen men ,PC-4 Ximen, SP-6 Shanyinjiao and extra point Anmian and YinTang

SP-6 SanYinJiao Acupuncture point for insomnia
SP-6 SanYinJiao Acupuncture point for insomnia

H7 is the Yuan source point of the Heart Channel, and belongs to the Earth point. It calms the spirit as well as regulates and tonifies the Heart.

XiMen-acupuncture for insomnia
XiMen-acupuncture for insomnia

Pc4 Ximen is the xi-cleft points for the Pericardium channel. It calms the spirit by clearing heat from the blood which may rise to disturb the heart.
SP-6 Shanyinjiao, the Chinese name for Three Yin Intersection, is the intersection point of the Spleen, Liver and Kidney channels. SP-6 tonifies the Spleen and

Kidneys, as well as harmonizes the Liver. It regulate Qi and blood and in turn it calms the heart and spirit.
Anmian is an extraordinary point; its Chinese name means Peaceful Sleep. Anmian has the actions of clearing sensory organs, calming the spirit , and pacifying the Liver.
YinTang, another extraordinary point, is also often called “third eyes chakra” in other cultures. It is a great point to balance the mental and physical .
All of these 5 acupuncture points are powerful and effective points to regulate channels and organs, balancing yin and yang, tonifying Qi and blood to calm the spirit in the treatment of insomnia, anxiety, and depression.