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Stress And Insomnia Specialist

Donghwan Lee, DAOM, LAc, Dipl OM -  - Acupuncturist

DH Acupuncture

Donghwan Lee, DAOM, LAc, Dipl OM

Acupuncturist & Herbalist located in Midtown, New York, NY

Stress can lead to insomnia, and lack of sleep can lead to more stress. It’s a vicious cycle that creates physical tension and mental chaos. As one of New York’s leading acupuncturists, Donghwan Lee helps men and women reduce stress and reclaim restful sleep. At DH Acupuncture in Midtown, New York, you’ll find safe and effective solutions that address all aspects of your well-being.

Stress and Insomnia Q & A

What causes insomnia?

Stress and lack of sleep are intimately linked, as stress is the cause of chronic insomnia or disrupted sleep patterns. Additionally, insomnia may be rooted in other health issues, such as:

  • Disruptions in your schedule. If you have an irregular or fluctuating sleep-wake schedule, regular, restful sleep can be hard to achieve.
  • Mental health problems. Depression, anxiety, or other mood-related disorders can contribute to insomnia.
  • Dietary habits. Eating too late at night can interrupt your sleep, and consuming alcohol, caffeine, or sugar in excess can also interfere with sleep patterns.
  • Medications. Certain medications may also have side effects that compromise your sleep. 

How does acupuncture treat stress and insomnia?

In general, acupuncture helps to stimulate the body’s ability to “reset” and heal itself.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, the body’s energy meridians must be balanced for the immune system and organs to function optimally. By stimulating specific points on the body that correspond to stress response, acupuncture calms the nervous system and restores the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle.

Since stress and insomnia are also strongly rooted in daily habits, Donghwan Lee helps patients adopt healthier lifestyle strategies that enable restful sleep and minimize stress. He uses Chinese herbal medicine in addition to acupuncture for patients who need extra support in these areas.

What are the long-term benefits of acupuncture?

As a tool for treating stress and insomnia, acupuncture can offer a broad range of long-term benefits, including:

  • Improved quality of sleep and duration of sleep
  • Chronic pain relief
  • Stress management
  • Reduced muscle tension

Acupuncture is a holistic practice, which means it takes into account your entire mental, physical, and emotional well-being.

With extensive clinical expertise in helping patients heal from chronic stress and poor sleep, Donghwan Lee is committed to curing your anxiety and insomnia. Some patients resolve their issues in just a few sessions, while others find acupuncture to be a helpful strategy for long-term health and well-being.

Schedule your appointment with DH Acupuncture today.


What people are saying: 

The best acupuncturist I have been to in New York. Dr Lee was so incredibly thorough in his treatment. He did both front and back side and gave me many needles. After, he did cupping and analyzed the marks. He told me that I have 4 marks that are most pronounced which coincide with my stomach and liver - the reason for my headache and insomnia. Afterwards, he gave me a large tea to help. Later, he shot a text to tell me how I should follow up to ensure that the treatment is effective. I have never been to an acupuncturist that has expressed such concern for my well-being and took the time to ensure that my session was as effective as possible. I will be back soon!

- Lydia M

I highly recommend Dr. Lee to anyone seeking an alternative way of treating their pain and stress issues. Dr. Lee and his Staff are true professionals as they took the time to thoroughly explain and detail what was going to happen to me before anything started, and why they were going to do those certain procedures. After just one treatment I can definitely feel the difference, it as if a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Additionally, Dr. Lee and his Staff create an incredibly peaceful and relaxing environment, and are just as nice and sweet.

-M.C. (from Google)