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Who We Help

Sleep Issues

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.  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 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.

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.

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.

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Patient Stories

"I had never had acupuncture before, so I was excited but also super nervous. I didn't know what I was expecting, but I left her office after my first visit feeling so calm and peaceful

When I got home, I slept like a baby that night and the nights after.

So nice! My following visits have been equally amazing, touching on something different each time. Consider me a patient for life."

- A.A.

Ailments We Treat

Addiction

  • Smoking cessation

  • Drug or alcohol addiction

Autoimmune / Immune System

  • Lupus

  • HIV / AIDS

  • Allergies

  • Systemic inflammation

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • MS

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Anklyosing spondylitis

Circulatory

  • Hypertension

  • Angina pectorals

  • Arteriosclerosis / cholesterol

  • Hypoxemia

  • Palpitations

Dermatological

  • Eczema

  • Psoriasis

  • Acne

  • Dermatitis

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

  • Rash

ENT

  • Sinusitis

  • Tinnitus

  • Vision issues

  • Sore throat

  • Common colds

  • Hay fever

  • Epistaxis

Gastrointestinal

  • IBS

  • Crohns

  • Ulcerative Colitis

  • Ulcers

  • Gastritis

  • Bloating

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Hemorrhoids

  • GERD

  • Reflux

  • Food sensitivities

  • Malabsorption

  • SIBO

  • Candida

​Genitourinary

  • Bladder infections

  • Bladder prolapse

  • Frequent urination

  • Prostate issues

  • Shy bladder

  • Painful urination

Gynocological

  • PMS

  • Painful periods

  • PCOS

  • Endometriosis

  • Menopause

  • Irregular cycles

  • Infertility

  • Hormone imbalance

  • Menstrual clots

Metabolism

  • Hyper / hypothyroid

  • Weight regulation

  • Fatigue

  • MTHFR

​Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Chronic stress

  • PTSD

  • ADD / ADHD

Musculoskeletal

  • Low back pain

  • General chronic pain

  • Sciatica

  • Tennis elbow

  • Arthritis

  • Neck tension

  • frozen shoulder

  • Tendinitis

  • Sprains

  • Muscle spasms

  • Bulging discs

Neurological

  • Migraine

  • Epilepsy / seizure disorders

  • Chronic headaches

  • Trigeminal neuralgia

  • Parkinson's

  • MS

  • Lyme disease

  • Bells Palsy

  • Effects of Stroke

Pregnancy

  • Morning sickness

  • Vomiting

  • Fatigue

  • Back pain

  • Swelling

  • Breech baby

  • Common cold care

  • Depression

  • Headaches

Respiratory

  • 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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