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Skokie, IL 60077(815) 814-1319
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5 Acupuncture Points to Help You Sleep
According to the American Sleep Association (ASA), approximately 50-70 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder. The ASA reports that insomnia is the most common specific sleep disorder, with short term issues reported by about 30% of adults and chronic insomnia by 10%. Getting enough sleep is critical to overall health and massage therapy is a great drug-free, effective, and safe option to treat a variety of physical issues that could be impacting sleep quality. continue reading
Reclaim Your Sleep (from anywhere)
Is your mind constantly racing at bedtime? Do you toss and turn all night, and wake up feeling like you haven’t slept at all? Do you feel like you are walking around in a fog all day?
You are not alone. Approximately 30-50% of adults in the US have difficulty falling and/or staying asleep, and 10% suffer from chronic insomnia. Lack of sleep can cause you to gain weight, kill your sex drive, make you look older, and make it difficult to concentrate at work. You may feel hopeless because you’ve exhausted OTC remedies, sleeping medications, and the standard lifestyle changes. Your doctor may have prescribed sleeping pills, but they leave you feeling groggy.
Chinese medicine has answers to this common modern-day challenge, Let me tap into my expertise as a Chinese medicine sleep specialist and certified life coach and the knowledge I’ve gained from working with hundreds of clients with sleep issues to create a personalized plan to help you fall asleep quickly and wake feeling rested.
For the best results, I recommend a series of 5 weekly 30-45 minute Zoom sessions.
Your personalized plan will include simple techniques you can apply immediately to fall asleep more quickly and wake feeling more rested, 1-2 hours of homeplay each week and coaching on successful adoption of manageable lifestyle changes.
Call me at 815-814-1319 or email email@example.com to schedule a free evaluation.
Note: This program will not address sleep issues related to physical pain, medication or other health issues.
Amy Landolt’s Bio
Amy is a licensed acupuncturist and certified life coach specializing in sleep. She helps people reclaim their sleep using Chinese medicine, essential oils, supplements, and lifestyle changes. Amy is passionate about finding natural ways to improve sleep because in 2011, insomnia was impacting her work and personal life. Sleeping pills helped her sleep, but left her feeling groggy. She was frustrated that her doctor’s only suggestion was different (and more) pills. It was only after a combination of acupuncture, massage and yoga that she was able to sleep through the night and wake rested and refreshed.
She learned that she needed to take the lead in managing her health and fully leverage all of the natural ways to address any health challenges, and she loves helping others do the same.
What other people have to say:
“For about two years now I have been suffering from terrible seasonal allergies. The inability to breathe through my nose left me restless. I would take a cocktail of allergy medications and sleeping aids, but still no luck. After visiting an allergist,I was able to get that issue under control, however the anxiety of sleep and lack of it still haunted me. I was breathing just fine at night, but my mind was constantly racing and anticipating. My body would eventually pass out from exhaustion around 6am and I’d wake around 8am. Running on two hours of restless sleep left me feeling drained, fatigue and moody during the day. I felt like I had tried everything a western doctor would suggest: sleeping tablets, melatonin, setting a bedtime routine, but nothing worked. I told my allergist about this issue and she suggested I try acupuncture by Amy Landolt.
Amy prescribed a holistic regime of meditation, yoga and herbs. The night after my first appointment I slept the most I had in months. After a month of working with Amy, one-to-two-times a week, I am sleeping more restfully than ever. Along with acupuncture she advised to incorporate yoga and medication which has helped speed up the healing process as well as helped me grow as a person.” P.L.
“After my first session, I slept from 12:15 until 6:45am. Wow! A full six and ½ hours. I woke up feeling more rested than I have in about six months. Lack of sleep was leaving me feeling fatigued most of the day, every day. It was hard to focus on any project, personal or professional, to see it through to conclusion. Or if I did, it required more time than ever. I know I was more irritable than usual, too. I had tried sleeping apps, lifestyle changes, and cognitive behavioral techniques. After four sessions, I am sleeping 6-7 hours most nights, which I hadn’t for over a year.
THANK YOU!!! I am now excited to go to bed at night! Often I have a sort of low-level dread as the hour draws nigh! Now I am excited to use my oils, listen to the meditation you suggested, and reclaim my sleep!!!” M.M.
“I was having a lot of trouble sleeping, not being able to fall asleep or if I did, couldn’t stay asleep. It was horrible. After just a few sessions, I’m getting a good night’s rest, which is so important for our brains! I have clarity of thought and I no longer feel like I’m walking around in a fog all day. I appreciated your laid- back, easy going style, and your concern for my comfort and my results. My husband was surprised that it’s worked! He’s not necessarily open to new ideas and treatments but was happy that I’ve gotten results.” C.S.
Holiday 2022 Specials
This holiday season support the ENVIRONMENT and a LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS by giving an EXPERIENCE. Research shows that people who spent money on experiences instead of things were happier and felt their money was better spent. Give someone you love who has been putting up with stress, pain, anxiety and/or sleep issues the gift of their health SUPPORTING their ability to live full out.
STRESS RELIEF TREATMENT – SPECIAL OFFER $50
My clients call these mini-getaways. Experience 30-40 minutes of bliss cocooned in warmth, relaxing sounds and soothing scents created by local small businesses Luna Delgado Botanicals and WItchy Woman World Apothecary – with no one demanding your attention. This treatment is a standard acupuncture treatment focused on relaxation and stress relief. If you (or your loved one) would like other issues addressed besides stress relief, the value of the gift card can be used towards the price of a personalized treatment.
Bonus side effects of acupuncture may include:
- Improved sleep;
- More energy;
- Mental clarity;
- Reduction in pain;
- Sense of calm and well-being;
- Confidence in your body’s ability to function “normally”; and,
- Acceptance of your body and the “real you”…imperfections and all.
LOVE CUPPING SESSION – SPECIAL OFFER $50
We could always use more love in our life. Come in for a love cupping session! (If you don’t want heart shaped cupping marks, stars or traditional circles are available.) Cupping involves placing glass or plastic “cups” on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. Cupping enhances circulation, relieves pain and pulls out toxins from the body’s tissues – plus it looks cool!
HOLIDAY GLOW – SPECIAL OFFER BUY 3 – GET 1 FREE
Buy 3 microneedling sessions and get 1 session free. Microneedling stimulates natural collagen production resulting in radiant youthful looking skin!
It is used to address:
-Uneven skin tone
-Enlarged pores. and
-Wrinkles and fine lines.
Most clients get the best results with 3-5 monthly treatments.
Limited to one microneedling special offer per client.
BLACK FRIDAY OFFER
Northshore Acupuncture Center is not offering Black Friday special promotions this year. I don’t want to create a sense of urgency that can lead to mindless consumption.
Instead of offering sales and discounts, I will be contributing 20% of the proceeds from all gift certificate purchases on Friday, November 25th towards mental health costs for the underserved in our community who are most impacted by capitalism
WEIGHT OF THE WORLD CUPPING SESSION – SPECIAL OFFER FOR EVANSTON SINGLE MOMS FB GIFT EXCHANGE ONLY $10
Moms sometimes feel like we are carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders. This gift certificate is good for one cupping session for the upper back area. Cupping involves placing glass or plastic “cups” on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. Cupping enhances circulation, relieves pain and pulls out toxins from the body’s tissues – plus it looks cool!
GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR FLEETWOOD-JOURDAIN COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE – $10 if the recipient is an Evanston Resident ($30 for non-residents)
Community acupuncture is offered on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center.
To purchase any of these special offers or gift cards, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a phone number for us to call to get your credit card information or call 815.814.1319. Limited to 5 special offer gift certificates per client. You may also buy gift certificates to count towards a personalized acupuncture treatment.
Open for business (virtually)
Don’t let your health challenges or aches and pains get worse while we are on shut down. I am available to help you!!
Someday I’ll design a bodysuit that I can communicate with remotely and have it needle specific points based on my direction. But as of now, I haven’t done that. I could create tiny voodoo dolls of each of you, and perform acupuncture that way.
But I think I’ll be able to help you the most with personalized treatment plans.
Your personalized treatment plan will be specific for your condition including some combination of:
1) “traditional” acupressure including what points, how to locate them, how to apply pressure, whether to use magnets (magnets can be ordered online for delivery);
2) auricular treatment using ear seeds or magnets;
3) recommendations for foods, teas and herbs/spices based on their Chinese medicine properties;
4) suggestions for essential oils to diffuse or apply to acupressure points;
5) coaching on how to perform cupping and/or guasha (tools can be ordered tor delivery);
6) extensive lifestyle recommendations that you won’t find from a preliminary Google search – things like humming exercises for seasonal allergies/immune system boost, details on the 5 pillars of my Get Some Shut Eye method, hara abdominal massage for digestive issues, breathing exercises for stress management, guidance on living as an empath, and connections to numerous resources. You know I’m always learning something new or connecting with a new expert.
Are you unsure whether I can help you? Give me a call at 815.814.1319, and we can discuss what types of assistance I can provide virtually.
My online schedule has been updated so you can schedule virtual sessions now.
You are also welcome to call or text me at 815.814.1319 to schedule.
Get Some Shut Eye Kit
Are you yawning through the day only to hit the pillow and be wide awake? When you finally fall asleep, do you toss and turn, and wake up feeling like you haven’t slept at all? Do you use sleeping pills to little effect and with fear that it will lead to more severe problems down the road?
You’ve read all of the information on the internet, and have tried the standard recommendations – no electronics an hour before bed, listening to white noise, keeping the temperature in your bedroom under 68 – but you still can’t sleep.
It’s time to order the “Get Some Shut Eye” kit. The kit was developed using my knowledge of Chinese medicine and my experience working with clients with sleep issues. The kit includes my e-book covering the 5 pillars of sleep which includes activities/exercises to improve your sleep. The kit also includes a 30 day supply of doTERRA Serenity Restful Sleep essential oil blend, access to videos of exercises to calm your mind, and ear seeds which can be placed on acupuncture points to impact your sleep, along with instructions about how and where to place the seeds. The kit has a value of $200, and is available for an investment of $87 (plus shipping). If you purchase the kit now, you will also receive a bonus sample of Sleepmix tea.
If you are currently getting acupuncture treatments for insomnia with me and would like to purchase the kit, you can purchase a kit in my office for a discounted investment of $57.
If you want the sleep kit to be sent to an address other than the one listed on your PayPal account, make sure you update the “shipping to” address before submitting. Kits will only be shipped within the 48 contiguous states.
Five Ways to Alleviate Insomnia
Insomnia is a phenomenon almost everybody experiences at some point in their life. And most of us don’t know how or why it happens. Insomnia is defined as difficulty falling asleep, despite being tired. Combatting insomnia may be easier than you think. Here are five simple ways to fall asleep faster and stay asleep all night.
Turn off your phone
In today’s society, we are almost surgically attached to our phones, iPads, laptops, etc. And while the devices keep us informed and connected, they are also harm us when it comes to our sleep. Smartphones and other gadgets emit blue wavelengths. These wavelengths suppress the production of melatonin in our bodies. Melatonin is a natural hormone that makes you feel sleepy. Also, the light given off by your devices can actually stimulate the mind, thus causing poor sleep. So as hard as it may be, buy a regular alarm clock and turn off the phone. continue reading