Insomnia is a very common sleep disorder that affects millions of people over the world. People with insomnia find it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep, and this can have sometimes severe consequences on their health and wellbeing.

Signs & Symptoms of Insomnia

In our experience, many symptoms are often associated with insomnia, including:

  • Difficulty falling asleep at night
  • Waking often during the night
  • Waking very early in the morning
  • Tiredness, lack of focus and concentration
  • Irritability, depression or anxiety
  • Headaches


People who suffer from insomnia are also more at risk of developing gastrointestinal symptoms or chronic diseases.

Causes of Insomnia

Insomnia can be caused by physical and psychological factors. Some causes of insomnia that we have encountered in our patients include:

  • Psychological factors such as depression or anxiety
  • Stress, an overactive mind
  • Certain illnesses and health conditions
  • Travelling or working late at night
  • Exposure to light from screens before bed
  • Certain medications

How we treat Insomnia

As practitioners of Chinese medicine, we at the Nei Jing center in Jerusalem are used to treating insomnia not on its own, but as a symptom of patterns of imbalance that affect the whole body. We have developed very efficient diagnosis methods and treatment plans to address the symptoms of anxiety, using:

  • Acupuncture and laser acupuncture
  • Chinese herbs
  • Tuina massage and cupping
  • Lifestyle and nutritional advice

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Lead Practitioner
Shimon Paul Friedlander

People Say

I came to Nei Jing with a number of issues that were keeping me from living life fully, including severe sleep deprivation. I’ve had a very stressful job for years, and at the end of the day I found it very difficult to fall asleep. During the day, I was feeling sleepy and couldn’t concentrate. I received weekly acupuncture for a while, and after my third session I managed to get the first full night of sleep I’d had in months. I’m also taking a herbal formula, and now I find that I have enough energy to better concentrate at work, and to put efforts into looking for another one!
Tamar U.

People Say

My problems with insomnia started just after I had surgery six months ago - which is unusual but can sometimes happen. I had night night sweats, and experienced anxiety at the moment of lying down and trying to fall asleep. Apparently, my body had made a connection between lying down and expecting pain, and was also unsettled by the chemicals from the anaesthesia. I had reflexology and acupuncture for about a month. The diet advice - to help my body get rid of the chemicals and regain strength - was also extremely helpful. The night sweats have stopped, and for the past two weeks I’ve been able to fall asleep without difficulties.
Joseph N.