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Acupuncture for Any Cause of Sleeplessness

Jun 30, 2021 06:30AM ● By Linda Sechrist

Within the ancient science of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), there is never a one-size-fits-all-solution to any health challenge, particularly regarding any cause of insomnia. At Lotus Blossom Clinic, in Fort Myers, David Martin, a doctor of Oriental medicine, treats sleep problems from several perspectives, depending on an individual’s mindset. “For example, I might use acupuncture points on the heart meridian for people with very active minds that tend to overthink situations as it helps to calm the mind,” says the licensed acupuncture physician with more than 20 years of experience in acupuncture methodology of inserting needles into the skin to stimulate certain areas of the body. “In my experience, acupuncture and perhaps some Chinese herbs can be very helpful, because it can treat the many root causes of sleeplessness.”  

Martin, who might choose to needle the spleen meridian to help an individual with a tendency towards pensiveness, resentment and anger, notes, “Points on the liver/gallbladder meridian can help diffuse some of the anger and resentment, which can keep people awake.”

If fear is keeping an individual awake, Martin might treat the kidney meridian to ease the fear. “I’ll use the same meridian if an individual is overwhelmed by sadness and grief. While grieving is normal and necessary, it doesn’t have to take over your life,” he advises.

Martin uses a variety of effective healing modalities in combination to assist people back to health. His practice draws from ancient and modern practices such as acupuncture, acupressure, herbal and homeopathic remedies, therapeutic massage, energy medicine, functional medicine and using food as medicine. 

Lotus Blossom Clinic is located at 6710 Winkler Rd., Ste. 2, in Fort Myers. For more information, call 239-277-1399 or visit

Lotus Blossom Clinic, LLC - 6710 Winkler Road Ste 23, Fort Myers, FL