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Research has shown that acupuncture is associated with a significant nocturnal increase in melatonin secretion.  Therefore, acupuncture helps to reduces insomnia.

Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. It helps regulate other hormones and maintains the body's circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is an internal 24-hour clock that plays a critical role in when we fall asleep and when we wake up. When it is dark, your body produces more melatonin.  When it is light, the production of melatonin drops. Being exposed to bright lights in the evening or too little light during the day can disrupt the body’s normal melatonin cycles. For example, jet lag, shift work, and poor vision can disrupt melatonin cycles.

If you are considering using melatonin supplements, talk to your doctor first.  Acupuncture is a natural treatment to increase melatonin production.

See more at:
Melatonin | University of Maryland Medical Center

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