New Research Shows How Acupuncture Improves Sleep

New Research Shows How Acupuncture Improves Sleep

Alternative medicines such as acupuncture and massage therapy are known to detect and measure the brain activity of human subjects before, throughout, and following an acupuncture session. The outcome of the study conclusively showed that acupuncture benefits both the length and the quality of sleep by expanding slow wave activity throughout brain lobes.

Acupuncture affects sleep quality by heightening the levels of delta band power, a brain wave that is known to also improve sleep.

The researchers discovered these results after administering manual acupuncture to measure the power of the research subjects’ alpha, beta, delta, and theta brain bands, which all affect sleep. The results of these measurements decisively showed that delta band power increased throughout several parts of the brain both during and after acupuncture treatment.

The researchers showed a decisive change in EEG rhythms due to improve their sleep quality and duration.