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Insomnia Acupuncture in Bondi Junction

Discover insomnia acupuncture treatments at our Bondi Junction clinic. We offer holistic treatments that may help you address insomnia and its’ causes.

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Welcome to Kintsugi Therapies, a premier go-to acupuncture clinic for holistic healing and insomnia management in Bondi Junction, NSW.

Most of us have experienced at least a temporary night or two of insomnia and we know how frustrating an experience that can be. 

For some people this is a daily night-time reality that can have huge implications on quality of life and long term health and wellness.

At Kintsugi Therapies, we’re here to help you navigate the endless night through education about sleep cycles, circadian rhythms, body temperature and relaxation methods and offer hope, one acupuncture treatment at a time.

Understanding the TYPES OF insomnia :

    Insomnia falls into two main categories, either acute/transient or chronic/longterm.

  • Acute Insomnia: Short-term insomnia that lasts for a few days or weeks, often due to stress or a significant life event.
  • Chronic Insomnia: Long-term insomnia that occurs at least three nights a week for three months or more. It can be associated with underlying medical or psychological conditions.

    These two main categories can be subdivided into two main types

  • Onset Insomnia: Difficulty falling asleep at the beginning of the night.

  • Maintenance Insomnia: Difficulty staying asleep, with frequent awakenings during the night or waking up too early and having trouble going back to sleep.

    In some cases other health conditions play a part in of the bigger picture

  • Comorbid Insomnia: Insomnia that occurs alongside another condition, such as depression, anxiety, or chronic pain.

The most common drivers of INSOMINA:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Poor Sleep Habits
  • Irregular Sleep Schedule
  • Medical Conditions (e.g., chronic pain, asthma)
  • Medications (side effects)
  • Caffeine, Nicotine, and Alcohol
  • Environmental Factors (e.g., noise, light)
  • Hormonal Changes (e.g., menopause)
  • Eating Too Late at Night
  • Lifestyle Factors (e.g., lack of physical activity)
  • Neurological Disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s disease)
  • Shift Work or Travel (leading to jet lag)
  • Genetic Predisposition

How Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Can Help INSOMNIA:

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offer effective, holistic approaches to treating insomnia by addressing its root causes rather than just the symptoms. In TCM, insomnia is often viewed as an imbalance in the body’s energy flow (Qi) and the functioning of vital organs, particularly the heart, liver, and kidneys. Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate Qi and restore balance. This process can help to calm the mind, reduce stress, and promote relaxation, which are crucial for a good night’s sleep. Additionally, TCM may incorporate herbal remedies, dietary recommendations, and lifestyle changes tailored to the individual’s unique condition. By harmonizing the body’s systems and alleviating underlying issues such as anxiety, stress, or hormonal imbalances, acupuncture and TCM provide a natural and comprehensive solution to insomnia, fostering long-term sleep health and overall well-being.


Our Approach to INSOMNIA Acupuncture:

At Kintsugi Therapies, we take a personalized approach to insomnia acupuncture in our Bondi junction clinic.

As an experienced practitioner I will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and goals. 

Whether you’re dealing with onset or maintenance insomnia, we’re here to help you find relief, regulate your sleep cycle and improve your quality life.

The Aims of INSOMNIA Acupuncture:

The aims of acupuncture for insomnia are;

  • Regulate the Nervous System: Acupuncture aims to modulate the activity of the nervous system, reducing hyperarousal and promoting relaxation. By stimulating specific points, acupuncture can enhance the release of neurotransmitters like serotonin and melatonin, which play crucial roles in regulating sleep and mood.

  • Improve Qi and Blood Flow: According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), insomnia is often due to imbalances in the flow of Qi (energy) and blood. Acupuncture targets specific meridians to restore the smooth flow of Qi and blood, alleviating blockages and promoting a sense of calm and well-being.

  • Reduce Stress and Anxiety: Stress and anxiety are common contributors to insomnia. Acupuncture can help lower cortisol levels, the body’s primary stress hormone, thereby reducing stress and anxiety levels. This effect can help patients relax more easily and improve their sleep quality.

  • Address Underlying Health Issues: Insomnia can be a symptom of other health issues, such as chronic pain, digestive problems, or hormonal imbalances. Acupuncture treatments are tailored to address these underlying conditions, thereby helping to resolve insomnia indirectly by improving overall health.

  • Enhance Sleep Quality and Duration: By creating a state of balance and relaxation in the body, acupuncture aims to not only help patients fall asleep more easily but also improve the quality and duration of their sleep. Regular acupuncture treatments can lead to more restorative and uninterrupted sleep.

FAQ’S about acupuncture:

If you have questions about acupuncture, what’s involved in our acupuncture sessions, number of sessions required etc. please click this link and scroll to find your question. If you can’t find it please click here and you’ll be taken to our enquiry form (at bottom of Home page) where I can answer your query directly.

Studies & Research for INSOMNIA AcupunctURE:

While Kintsugi Therapies is rooted in the wisdom of ancient practices it also acknowledges that modern research can offer new & interesting insights and perspectives on health and longevity.

These papers provide comprehensive analyses of acupuncture’s efficacy in managing insomnia, based on rigorous scientific evidence.

  1. Study 1: “Efficacy of acupuncture for treating insomnia: A systematic review and meta-analysis” (2017)

  2. Study 2: “Randomized controlled pilot study of acupuncture for sleep quality in breast cancer survivors” (2012)

    • Authors: Garland SN, Xie SX, Li Q, Seluzicki C, Basal C, Mao JJ
    • Publication: Oncology Nursing Forum, 39(4), E1-E10
    • DOI: 10.1188/12.ONF.E1-E10
  3. Review 1: “Acupuncture for the treatment of insomnia: A review of randomized controlled trials” (2012)

    • Authors: Cao H, Pan X, Li H, Liu J
    • Publication: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 18(11), 1053-1061
    • DOI: 10.1089/acm.2011.0818
  4. Review 2: “Acupuncture for insomnia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials” (2018)

    • Authors: Yeung WF, Chung KF, Tso KC, Zhang SP, Zhang ZJ, Ho LM
    • Publication: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 24(4), 307-317
    • DOI: 10.1089/acm.2017.0319
  5. Study Protocol: “Effect of acupuncture on insomnia following stroke: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial” (2018)

    • Authors: Wen-Long Hu, Shuo-Yan Gao, Ling-Ran Kong, Wen-Bo Zhu, Yu-Qi Liu, Yong-Ting Xue, Xing-Ling Zhou
    • Publication: Medicine, 97(48), e13449
    • DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000013449

Booking Information:

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First acupuncture appointment (80 mins duration): $160

Follow up acupuncture appointment (60 mins duration): $130


Please ask us about 3/5 & 10 session packs