By Hayley Stobbs R.Ac.
"If there is lack of routine in life how can we expect our bodies to maintain routine or rhythms." - Claudia Welch
What is a circadian rhythm, and why is it important?
Circadian rhythm, also knows as our biological clock or biorhythm, innately cues our sleep, food, and activity levels, in relation to physical, mental-emotional, and behavioural patterns that respond to light-dark cycles and temperature. Maintaining consistent meal and sleep times can nourish biorhythms and effect your whole health state.
How can Acupuncture help balance our circadian rhythm?
Acupuncturists are keen observers of patterns, routines, and rhythms. We pay attention to extreme swings of yin and yang which can disrupt our body-mind-spirit's rhythms, for example overworking (yang), depletes yin, leading to exhaustion. We facilitate awareness and proactive action towards dynamic balance through Acupuncture, bodywork, and simple lifestyle + dietary suggestions.
Yingtang is the master Acupuncture point for balancing circadian rhythm....
Yintang is a common Acupuncture point that can help balance ones circadian rhythm due to its proximity to the pineal gland (melatonin producer), and its influence on the pituitary gland (master hormone gland). I love this point for those who spend long hours in front of the computer screen, as it helps to regulate the effect of EMF biorhythmic exposure and relaxes the eyes. Yintang traditionally calms the spirit, promotes sleep, relieves headache (esp. frontal) and sinus congestion. This point corresponds to the 3rd eye chakra and perhaps the upper dantian.
"I like to make my routine as regular as possible so it makes time for love and grace to seep in." - Sara Gottfried, MD
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