A 2004 study published in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry Clinical Neuroscience explored the relationship between acupuncture to insomnia and anxiety. After participating in a five-week acupuncture treatment, participants in the study had an increase in the amount of melatonin in their bodies. Melatonin is a sleep hormone that helps trigger the onset of sleep and keeps you stay asleep through the night. Participants in the study slept longer and woke less often during the night.
I am so excited to announce that my dream of bringing Turning Pointe Acupuncture to its new home in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood is now a reality. The new clinic space is housed in a historic mid-century modern building that has been in operation as a neighborhood medical clinic since 1947. A beloved chiropractor and naturopathic doctor saw nearly 80 patients per day and delivered hundreds of babies over the years. The clinic's original doctor even performed minor surgeries on-site!
Good news - the answer is yes in many cases! Most major insurance plans in Oregon do cover acupuncture for pain and other health issues. And you typically don't need a referral. Most insurance plans start over January 1st --- so if you've been curious about acupuncture, now is a great time to use your allowed visits before they run out.