The Value of Sleep

Oriental medicine is teeming with techniques for self care, which I want to share with you, so you can feel empowered to take control of your body, mind and spirit!

Today I’d like to talk about sleep. In Maslow’s hierarchy of needs sleep is one of the most basic of human needs, along with food, water and shelter.

We know the other physiological needs are important but we tend to consider adequate sleep an option. “I can sleep when I’m dead” is said in jest but reflects our slack attitude about getting enough sleep. We are a fairly stressed-out society both physically and emotionally and need at least 8 hours of sleep to stay healthy. Need a few reasons why?

The hallmark diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is the brain’s accumulation of amyloid plaques which eventually kill brain cells and the patient. We accumulate small amounts of these plaques on a daily basis which get cleared out during times of sleep. With not enough sleep the plaques do not get adequately cleared and accumulate, increasing our chance for  permanent damage leading to Alzheimers disease. 

There are more reasons! Lack of adequate sleep increases risk of heart disease, weight gain, high blood pressure and diabetes, affects people’s balance making them accident prone and forgetful, decreases sex drive, lowers immunity, and contributes to depression and anxiety.

To sleep well it’s helpful to get daily exercise, eat moderately and not too late, and go to bed early!

Doing all these things and still struggling with insomnia? — Acupuncture can help! Call for an appointment today so you can sleep better tomorrow!


Want to read more about sleep? Check out this article.

Keeping You Strong: Stress Relief and Immune Support

The whole world is buckling down to contain, stop the spread of, and combat this particularly virulent COVID-19 Virus. As a healthcare provider who provides immune boosting and stress relief to my patients, and considering the likelihood of this pandemic lasting a few more months, I feel a need to continue to be available to support and help my patients and my community.

I am seeing patients with the following precautions:

  • I will be wearing a mask and thoroughly sanitizing the treatment area between every patient.
  • Patient and I are washing our hands before and after the treatment
  • I am seeing a low volume of patients and patients will be scheduled so they do not overlap.
  • I am making tele-medicine treatments available to all clients immediately!

Two options are available:

Remote Diagnosis and Herbology

Book a 20 minute phone consultation with me so that I can prescribe the proper herbal formula(s), supplements, and self care strategies to help you prevent getting the virus or support if you are sick. I will Fedex or deliver your herbal formulas and supplements to you within a day or 2, depending on your location.

($45 + prescriptions)

Traditional Treatment

You can book a regular acupuncture treatment with me only if you have not travelled in the past 2 weeks, do not and have not had a fever, or cough or any other symptom of cold or flu in the past 2 weeks.


Be cautious and practice good self care!
Sincerely, Livia Hall, L.Ac.