Acupuncture increases nocturnal melatonin
Melatonin is often called a sleeping hormone. It “sets the clock” in the sleep-wake cycle.
Melatonin is involved in the regulation of natural body rhythms/ circadian rhythm, increasing in the evening as the sunlight diminishes and decreasing in the morning as the sunlight returns.
While taking melatonin pills can temporarily increase the levels of this substance in your body, how does it affect your cicadian rythm versus your natural melatonin? Do the pills restore your circadian rythm or only offer temporary relief? While these are the questions that have not yet been answered, we do have some science suporting acupunctures ability to restore your own natural melatonin production at the right time of the day.
To sum up, acupuncture increases the night time melatonin levels. It helps to regulate your sleep-wake cycle.
Acupuncture increases the night time levels of melatonin enhances your sleep quality extends sleep time and reduces anxiety!