Acupuncture for Snoring and Sleep Apnea

The prestigious scientific journal Sleep Medicine recently published (2006) the results of scientific trials showing effectiveness against Snoring and Sleep Apnea of more literally obstructive sleep apnea or OSA, caused by the tissues in the upper throat relaxing and collapsing together when you sleep, blocking the air passage temporarily.

Acupuncture seems to help with obstructive sleep apnea and snoring by stimulating the muscles of the airway to remain firm during sleep as they do when we are awake. This strengthening by acupuncture of the muscles that normally collapse when the patient has a sleep apnea episode.

The Sleep Medicine Clinical Study proved that Acupuncture led to significant strengthening of the tongue, the patients who received acupuncture in the study had tongues 3-4 times stronger than those in the control group. The result was a dramatic reduction in episodes of sleep apnea.

Dr. China has treated patients in Jacksonville, Florida for many years for Snoring and Sleep Apnea and is available to help you or your family member reduce this medical problem. Sleep Apnea can actually become a serious and sometimes life-threatening condition so getting safe and effective treatments are worth considering sooner rather than later for most patients.


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