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Who We Help

Sleep Issues

There are many different causes of Insomnia and they can be paired with and/or manifest as symptoms such as:

  • Trouble falling asleep

  • Restless, dream disturbed sleep

  • Night sweating

  • Sleep paralysis

  • Restless legs 

  • Sleep apnea

  • Night Terrors

Insomnia is defined as a disturbance in sleep.  Insomnia’s domino effect can cause daytime disturbances such as chronic fatigue, irritability, difficulties with focus and memory, increased risk for accidents, worry, anxiety and more.






Insomnia left untreated leaves the body in a state of chronic stress, which can lead to impaired immune response and a depleted body left in a cycle of permanent low-grade inflammatory response

Insomnia is extremely common, with more than 3 million cases reported in America every year. When we can sleep well, we are supporting the body’s incredible ability to heal, regulate and regenerate its own cells while we are unconscious. Scientific evidence has proven that sleep also helps regulate the immune system, specifically with sleep’s crucial role in the formation of immunological memory, or the recognition of and response to harmful bacteria and viruses in our environment.

Chinese Medicine is an effective, non-habit forming, holistic and proven way to treat insomnia and other sleep issues.  About 70 million people struggle with sleep issues.  Acupuncture and herbs address imbalances in the body, getting to the root of the cause. 

men's health sleep issues and insomnia acupuncture

Acupuncture and properly prescribed, responsibly sourced Chinese herbs help treat insomnia by:


  • reducing stress and calming an overstimulated stress response.

  • restoring endocrine function.

  • stimulating biochemical response in the central nervous system, causing the release of calming and mood-boosting chemicals like norepinephrine, endorphins and serotonin.

  • reducing excitatory chemicals such as glutamate, which inhibit the body’s ability to reach a calm, restful state.

  • increasing natural production of nighttime melatonin and total sleep time.


Insomnia can be caused by illness, allergies, chronic pain, or psychological issues such as PTSD, depression or stress. The beauty of Five Element Acupuncture is that it aims to balance what is causing the insomnia and support the body’s natural inclination to follow a circadian rhythm. Acupuncture in itself stimulates neural pathways in the body, ensuring that nothing is blocking healthy communication and relationships between body systems.  Acupuncture has also shown remarkable results in treating sleep apnea (often associated with excessive snoring), restless leg syndrome, hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness or excessive sleep) and parasomnias such as sleep-walking, sleep paralysis, and night terrors. 


Here at The Medicine Tree, we focus on treating the person on a physical, mental and spiritual level, instead of chasing individual physical symptoms, Dr. Roper can help you successfully manage your insomnia.

Ailments We Treat


  • Smoking cessation

  • Drug or alcohol addiction

Autoimmune / Immune System

  • Lupus

  • HIV / AIDS

  • Allergies

  • Systemic inflammation

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • MS

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Anklyosing spondylitis


  • Hypertension

  • Angina pectorals

  • Arteriosclerosis / cholesterol

  • Hypoxemia

  • Palpitations


  • Eczema

  • Psoriasis

  • Acne

  • Dermatitis

  • Aging (wrinkles, age spots, dullness, dark circles, pufffiness)

  • Rash


  • Sinusitis

  • Tinnitus

  • Vision issues

  • Sore throat

  • Common colds

  • Hay fever

  • Epistaxis


  • IBS

  • Crohns

  • Ulcerative Colitis

  • Ulcers

  • Gastritis

  • Bloating

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Hemorrhoids

  • GERD

  • Reflux

  • Food sensitivities

  • Malabsorption

  • SIBO

  • Candida


  • Bladder infections

  • Bladder prolapse

  • Frequent urination

  • Prostate issues

  • Shy bladder

  • Painful urination


  • PMS

  • Painful periods

  • PCOS

  • Endometriosis

  • Menopause

  • Irregular cycles

  • Infertility

  • Hormone imbalance

  • Menstrual clots


  • Hyper / hypothyroid

  • Weight regulation

  • Fatigue


​Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Chronic stress

  • PTSD

  • ADD / ADHD


  • Low back pain

  • General chronic pain

  • Sciatica

  • Tennis elbow

  • Arthritis

  • Neck tension

  • frozen shoulder

  • Tendinitis

  • Sprains

  • Muscle spasms

  • Bulging discs


  • Migraine

  • Epilepsy / seizure disorders

  • Chronic headaches

  • Trigeminal neuralgia

  • Parkinson's

  • MS

  • Lyme disease

  • Bells Palsy

  • Effects of Stroke


  • Morning sickness

  • Vomiting

  • Fatigue

  • Back pain

  • Swelling

  • Breech baby

  • Common cold care

  • Depression

  • Headaches


  • Asthma

  • Bronchitis

  • Pneumonia

  • Common colds

  • Flu

  • Rhinitis

  • Chronic cough

  • Sinusitis

  • Lung Disease

  • Hypoxemia

Sexual Issues

  • Low libido

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Vaginismus

  • Premature ejaculation

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