A better night's sleep with PBM


A hectic work-schedule and lifestyle (plus other factors) might get in the way of a healthy night’s sleep. Certainly, one area of recommendation is targeting the physiological tissue and anatomy. For example, sleep disturbance due to obstruction of the oral soft tissue causes snoring and limits the oxygen uptake during sleep. When the physical body is not in the right condition, it might require integrative medical attention. We can improve the body and mind with complimentary acupuncture activation of the meridian system through acupressure, needles, massage and red (630, 660 nm) & IR (850, 940 nm) light therapy, providing PBM (PhotoBioModulation) effect and benefit. This unique approach we call photo-acupuncture calms the mind because it makes adjustments to the autonomic nerve system and creates beneficial neurotransmitters. When the mind has been overstimulated, it can be helpful to target the following meridian points: Shenmen, known as Spirit Gate located on the hand (Heart 7) and on the ear, An Mian behind the ear, Bai Hu (Du20) on top of the head and Kidney 1 (beneath the foot).


Shine the PBM light for example directly on the Shenmen acu-point on the ear (which is considered a bodily micro-system that has systemic connection and auricular branch of vagus nerve is near ear canal) for 5 minutes to activate the vagus nerve to balance the autonomic nerve system. Keep the blood flow and circulation moving throughout the body by engaging in relaxing physical activities such as warm water bath, soaking, sauna, physical movement and exercise, meditation, yoga, QiGong. Relax and focus on your breathing (for example 4-7-8 breathing technique -breath in 7 sec, hold 4 sec, out for 8 seconds -maintain longer exhaling period, which is dominated by parasympathetic nerve system) and get your deserved, restored and revitalized good night’s sleep. In its essence, Photoacupuncture is combining PBM on the acupoints which creates synergenic benefit of both modalities.

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