Insomnia Treatment at Omnia London2023-11-14T15:54:28+00:00

Conditions we treat

Insomnia Treatment at Omnia in London

How can our treatments help you?

Conditions we treat

Insomnia Treatment at Omnia in London

How can our treatments help you?

Insomnia Treatment at Omnia London

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder characterised by difficulty in falling asleep, staying asleep, or experiencing non-restorative sleep, despite having the opportunity for adequate sleep. Individuals with Insomnia often wake up feeling tired and unrefreshed, leading to daytime fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating, and impaired overall functioning.

Insomnia affecting millions worldwide, can have a profound impact on physical and mental well-being. While conventional treatments are available, many individuals seek holistic alternatives that address the root causes of Insomnia.

What treatments are available to help with Insomnia?

1. Ayurveda:

Restoring Balance for Sound Sleep

Ayurveda, an ancient Indian healing system, views Insomnia as a disturbance in the body’s doshas (energies). Ayurvedic treatments involve personalised lifestyle modifications, herbal supplements, and relaxation techniques tailored to an individual’s constitution. By addressing factors such as diet, stress, and sleep routines, Ayurveda aims to restore balance, leading to improved sleep quality and duration.

Omnia Therapies

At a Glance

Therapies we offer to help with Insomnia:

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2. Yoga:

Calming the Mind for a Peaceful Slumber

Yoga, a practice that combines physical postures, breath control, and meditation, is renowned for its ability to relax the body and mind. Regular practice can help reduce stress, anxiety, and other factors contributing to Insomnia. Incorporating gentle Yoga poses and relaxation techniques before bedtime can help prepare the body for restful sleep.

3. Acupuncture:

Rebalancing Energy Flow for Better Sleep

Acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medicine technique, involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to restore the flow of energy (Qi). By targeting these points, Acupuncture can regulate the body’s systems and promote relaxation. Acupuncture sessions have been shown to enhance sleep quality by addressing both the physical and emotional factors contributing to Insomnia.

4. Photobiomodulation:

Illuminating the Path to Restful Nights

Photobiomodulation, or light therapy, utilises specific wavelengths of light to stimulate cellular function. Research suggests that this therapy can influence the body’s circadian rhythm and improve sleep patterns. By promoting the production of melatonin (the sleep hormone) and enhancing overall sleep quality, Photobiomodulation offers a non-invasive approach to tackling Insomnia.

5. Compression Therapy:

Enhancing Circulation for a Peaceful Sleep

Compression Therapy, involving the application of gentle pressure through garments can positively impact blood circulation. This approach helps alleviate restless legs and other discomforts that can disrupt sleep. By improving blood flow, compression therapy contributes to a more comfortable sleep experience.

These alternative therapies, when integrated with professional guidance and a healthy lifestyle, provide individuals with a well-rounded toolkit to achieve restful nights and improved overall well-being. As you embark on your journey to better sleep, consult our qualified practitioners to tailor these approaches to your unique needs and preferences.

“Professional and friendly staff. Very high standards of customer care and service.”

E O – September 2023

“Excellent place to treat your pain, staff is very pro and friendly. It is definitely worth a try.”

M G – September 2019

“It was a pleasant and professional experience.”

S D – August 2019

What to do next

At Omnia Lifestyle, we believe in a holistic approach to managing Insomnia. Our experienced practitioners are skilled in combining these diverse techniques to develop a personalised treatment plan that suits your needs. Contact us today to embark on a journey towards a lighter you and overall well-being.

Alternatively you can arrange a convenient date/time for your consultation:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many Acupuncture sessions will I need?2024-02-22T14:16:22+00:00

Treatment frequency and the number of sessions required depend on several factors, including your constitution, mental state, the severity and duration of the health condition, lifestyle habits, and the quantity and quality of your Qi. Acupuncturists believe that health determinants are unique to each individual. Typically, some change is noticed within 5 or 6 treatments, although occasionally 1 or 2 treatments may suffice. Chronic conditions typically require more time to resolve than acute ones.

Are there any contraindications for using the Body Ballancer?2023-09-07T14:18:53+00:00

While the Body Ballancer is safe for most people, individuals with certain conditions like deep vein thrombosis, severe circulatory disorders, or recent surgery might have contraindications. Consulting a healthcare professional is advisable.

Should my doctor know?2024-02-22T14:17:31+00:00

If you have been prescribed medication, we recommend that you let your GP know that you are considering acupuncture therapy. You should continue your regular medication. During the initial consultation, your acupuncturist will advise you of any contraindications, such as metal allergy, haemophilia, or if you take strong anti-coagulant medication. You may also be referred to your GP if the acupuncturist treating you recognizes any risks during your consultation or even after treatment.

How should I prepare for a Body Ballancer session?2023-09-07T14:19:26+00:00

Wear comfortable clothes such as legging with socks for the lower body and a soft, long-sleeved top for the upper body. For hygiene reasons, we advise against bare skin. It is advisable to empty your bladder before and after the treatment.

What does the treatment feel like?2024-02-22T14:18:26+00:00

Many people avoid acupuncture because they think needles will hurt. Acupuncture needles are very small in diameter, approximately twice as large as the average diameter of human hair and 10 times smaller than the average diameter of a standard hypodermic needle. Most people find acupuncture calm and relaxing. Patients often describe the needle sensation as a tingling or dull ache. This is a sign that the Qi is being stimulated and released, indicating that the treatment is working. At Omnia, we also offer Electroacupuncture and Fu Needle treatments, which minimise any fear or discomfort caused by needles.

Is the Body Ballancer machine adjustable for different pressure levels?2023-09-07T14:19:59+00:00

Yes, the pressure levels can often be adjusted to suit individual preferences and comfort levels during the session.

Is Acupuncture available in the NHS? Will it be covered by Private Health Insurance?2024-02-22T14:09:23+00:00

Acupuncture is sometimes available on the NHS from GP practices and physiotherapists, as well as in most pain clinics and hospices in the UK. Most acupuncture patients pay for private treatment. As the demand for complementary medicine increases, more private health insurance companies such as AVIVA and BUPA are beginning to offer coverage for acupuncture.

How is it different to ordinary massage?2024-02-22T14:41:43+00:00

In conventional massages, therapists usually target the muscles, often using deep massage techniques to reach the muscular layer. In contrast, lymphatic drainage massage is specifically aimed at the delicate lymphatic vessels and nodes located just beneath the skin. This approach requires only gentle pressure to encourage fluid movement. Therefore, if you’re dealing with issues such as water retention, bloating, cellulite, or poor skin tone, traditional massages may not achieve the desired results. Our state-of-the-art Body Ballancer system is designed to alleviate conditions such as water retention, bloating, cellulite, and poor skin tone.

Why is your tongue assessed?2024-02-27T14:24:45+00:00

The tongue acts like a barometer, reflecting the health and well-being of your internal meridians and organs. The Acupuncturist will look at the general characteristics of the tongue such as colour, shape, cracks and coating on it to get an idea of how your body is functioning on a macro level.

Is Photobiomodulation safe?2024-02-22T15:23:29+00:00

Yes, Photobiomodulation is considered safe when used appropriately. The light used in these treatments is non-ionising and generally doesn’t cause harm. However, it’s important to follow proper guidelines and consult a healthcare professional if you have concerns.

Why is your pulse assessed?2024-02-27T14:25:03+00:00

There are 12 pulse positions on each wrist that the Acupuncturist will palpate. Each position corresponds to a specific meridian or organ system. An Acupuncturist observes the quality of your pulse looking for certain characteristics that reflect your overall health such as pulse rate and strength and the width of each pulse. This allows the Acupuncturist to pinpoint which imbalance is causing the symptom of the disease.

Does Photobiomodulation hurt?2023-09-07T14:22:53+00:00

Photobiomodulation is usually painless. Patients might feel a mild warmth or tingling sensation during the treatment, but it’s generally well-tolerated.

Why do Acupuncturists recommend Herbs?2024-02-27T14:26:13+00:00

Herbs can be a powerful adjunct to Acupuncture therapy. They are used to strengthen, build and support the body or clear it of excess problems like a cold, fever or acute pain. To build up your internal strength, your Acupuncturist may suggest starting with herbs and then undergo Acupuncture for a better outcome.

How long does a Photobiomodulation session last?2023-09-07T14:23:28+00:00

Session lengths can vary based on the specific treatment and area being treated, but they typically range from a few minutes to around 20-30 minutes.

Does Ayurvedic medicine have side effects?2024-02-22T12:23:42+00:00

There can be a detox effect, which can take the form of mild flu-like symptoms or a rash. This is usually a normal reaction and indicates that the herbs are doing their job. Sometimes the reaction can be stronger, and usually, the practitioner makes an adjustment in the dosage. It is important to make your practitioner aware of any known allergies.

How many sessions are needed to see results?2023-09-07T14:24:08+00:00

The number of sessions required varies depending on the condition being treated and individual response. Some people might experience benefits after just a few sessions, while others might need a greater number of sessions to achieve the desired results.

How many Ayurveda sessions will I need?2024-02-22T12:21:25+00:00

Treatment frequency and the number of treatments needed depend on several factors: your constitution, mental state, the severity and duration of the health condition, and lifestyle habits. Occasionally, the pain relief can be felt immediately after treatment, but for lasting and effective results, a minimum of 4–6 treatments are recommended. Chronic conditions usually take longer to resolve than acute conditions.

Is Photobiomodulation suitable for everyone?2024-02-22T15:08:12+00:00

While generally safe, Photobiomodulation may present contraindications for individuals with conditions such as claustrophobia, photosensitivity, active skin infections or cancerous lesions, photosensitive seizure, and pregnancy. We recommend consulting a healthcare professional before undergoing any treatment.

Should my doctor know?2024-02-22T12:16:41+00:00

If you have been prescribed medication, we recommend that you inform your GP that you are considering Ayurveda therapy. You should continue your regular medication. During the initial consultation, your Ayurveda consultant will advise you of contraindications such as high fever and severe renal and cardiac diseases. You may also be referred to your GP if the Ayurvedic physician treating you recognises a risk during your consultation or even after treatment.

Are there any side effects of Photobiomodulation?2023-09-07T14:25:16+00:00

Side effects are rare and generally mild. They might include temporary redness, slight discomfort, or irritation in the treated area. These effects usually subside quickly.

What oils will be used?2024-02-22T12:14:32+00:00

In Ayurveda, sesame oil is considered the queen of all oils because it has active principles that produce health benefits. Cured sesame oil should be used for this purpose, as the heating converts weak antioxidants into a potent antioxidant substance known as sesamol. Moreover, medicated herbal oils are used to treat specific conditions. For example, for arthritic problems, oils containing herbs that are Vata and Kapha-pacifying and have anti-inflammatory properties will be used. For anxiety, herbs possessing adaptogenic action, such as Ashwagandha, will be used.

How long do the effects of Photobiomodulation last?2023-09-07T14:25:46+00:00

The duration of effects can vary based on the individual, condition treated, and maintenance. Some people experience longer-lasting results with consistent treatment.

Should I keep oil on body for a long time?2024-02-13T17:04:53+00:00

There is no harm in keeping oil on your skin or hair for a long period of time. However, you can remove the oil immediately after the treatment. We also have a shower facility, if required.

Is Photobiomodulation covered by insurance?2024-02-22T14:54:31+00:00

Insurance coverage varies. Some medical conditions and contexts might receive coverage, but you should check with your insurance provider.

Is the Body Ballancer suitable for everyone?2023-11-10T18:25:44+00:00

Yes, the Body Ballancer is generally safe and suitable for most people. However, individuals with certain medical conditions or concerns should consult a healthcare provider before using it.

How long is a typical Body Ballancer session?2024-02-22T15:10:11+00:00

A standard session typically lasts around 30 to 50 minutes, during which the compression garments (either a jacket or pants) are worn over the targeted areas.

What does a Body Ballancer session feel like?2023-09-07T14:17:44+00:00

Users often describe the sensation as a gentle, rhythmic massage. The compression cycles create a soothing and relaxing experience.

Is Acupuncture safe for children?2024-02-22T14:15:44+00:00

Yes, it is safe for children and babies. In some cases, children respond more quickly to acupuncture than adults. If your child has an aversion to needles, the practitioner may recommend Acupressure or Tui Na Massage.

Two independent surveys published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) concluded that the risk of serious adverse injury from acupuncture is less than 1 in 10,000, significantly less than most conventional treatments. The needles used are single-use, sterile, and disposable.

How many sessions are recommended for optimal results?2024-02-22T15:08:13+00:00

The number of sessions varies based on individual goals and needs. However, it is generally recommended to undergo a series of sessions, often spanning a few weeks, to achieve the desired results.

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