Killeen Acupuncture For Snoring

by Administrator 4. March 2015 16:02

Snoring is a common condition that occurs due to a partial obstruction in breathing when a person is asleep. Although mostly seen in men and overweight people, it can affect almost any one. Usually, snoring is not caused due to any serious medical problem, but it can significantly affect a person’s oxygen intake, sleep patterns, lead to REM sleep and can even cause conditions like Sleep Apnea.


  • Obstruction In Nasal Airways: Sinusitis, a condition causing chronic congestion in the nasal airways due to a viral infection or allergy, can lead to occasional snoring. Deviated nasal septum, i.e. distorted partition in the nostrils can also be a possible cause. 
  • Poor Muscle Strength: If the tongue or throat muscles are too relaxed, they can easily collapse in the airway and cause snoring. Overweight people may also have narrowed airways due to the extra tissues in their throat.
  • Alcohol Consumption: People who consume alcohol just before bedtime are likely to snore during sleep. This is because it relaxes the muscles of their throat and decreases their ability to defend against airways’ blockage.
  • Sleep Apnea: Snoring is sometimes also associated with a serious condition known as sleep apnea. In this, the airways get partially or completely blocked by the throat tissues and impede normal breathing.


  • Noise during sleep
  • Excessive sleepiness during daytime
  • Sore throat
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Choking or breathlessness during night
  • Moodiness and irritability
  • Frequent urination during night
  • Morning headaches

How Acupuncture Can Help?

Acupuncture is an effective treatment option for snoring and can help in the following ways:

  • Treat Sinusitis And Other Nasal Infections: Acupuncture can help to treat snoring caused due to obstructed airways as a result of chronic Sinusitis. Inflammation of the nasal cavity can deprive it of adequate amount of oxygen and nutrients. Acupuncture aims at dilating the blood vessels, thus, allowing the repair of the tissues in the throat.
  • Decreases Nasal Mucus: Snoring is a vibration in the throat caused due to the blockage of airflow through the nose. It is often seen with people who have recurrent colds and flu that does not let the mucus drain properly. Stimulating the acupuncture points help to improve snoring by increasing circulation in the nasal openings thus, allowing them to heal faster.
  • Opens Blocked Nasal Passages: Acupuncture aims to unblock the nasal passages by restoring balance in the flow of energy within the body.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide complete acupuncture care for snoring and other medical conditions that may be leading to snoring. To schedule a consultation, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit the clinic at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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