Who are our patients?

These are some of the things people say when they walk through our doors.


I am anxious just thinking about sleep and dread the evening


I feel like I have to do everything perfect in the evening, then maybe I will fall asleep

Humming Sensation

I feel like a humming sensation through my body in the evening when trying to fall asleep or when waking up in the middle of the night

Running Mind

My mind just won’t stop from thinking

Interruptive Sleep

I wake up in the middle of the night, then I start worry and have anxious thoughts

Night Sweats & Hot Flashes

I wake up with night sweats or hot flashes, then I can’t go back to sleep for hours

Light Sleep

I toss and turn all night and sometimes feel like I didn’t sleep at all

Waking Up Early

I wake up way too early in the morning and can only fall back asleep when the alarm is about to go off

How we can help you:

Our goal is to help you and meet your needs wherever you are with holistic medicine.
If you have questions about how we can help you, make an appointment for a free consult with Dr. Damiana Corca, LAc, DACM.

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After Treatment

This is what our patients say after working with us:

Sleeping All Night

I wake up after sleeping straight through the night and I can’t believe that it just happened

Evening Life

I am so happy to finally be able to have an evening life, because I now know I can sleep

Happy Tiredness

I am so looking forward to the evenings, the nice groggy feeling and knowing I can sleep, so good

More Energy

It’s amazing how much more energy I have

More Confidence

I feel so much more confident, and now even if I am up for a bit, I don’t have anxiety

No Medication

I can finally sleep without any medication

Corca Center can help with:


Sleep Disorder:  Insomnia
Ages treated:  All ages, usually 18 months and up
How we can help:  Calm the nervous system, balance hormones
What matters:  Everyone is different; finding what works for each person is crucial

Sleep Apnea & Snoring

Sleep Disorder:  Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Ages treated:  Most commonly adults
How we can help:  Strengthen the neck and tongue muscles, balance the nervous system
What matters:  Combining therapies such as acupuncture, herbology, and didgeridoo lessons

Nightmares & Parasomnia

Sleep Disorder:  Nightmares & other Parasomnia
Ages treated:  1 year old and up
How we can help:  Regulate the nervous system to sleep peacefully
What matters:  Pay attention to any possible triggers

Restless Leg Syndrome

Sleep Disorder:  Restless Leg Syndrome
Ages treated:  Usually 6 years old and up
How we can help:  Increase blood circulation in the legs, help with decreased iron
What matters:  Watch out for triggers and use a combination of acupuncture, herbs, and supplements

Narcolepsy & Hypersomnia

Sleep Disorder:  Narcolepsy & Hypersomnia
Ages treated:  Usually adults
How we can help:  Acupuncture, herbs, and supplements can effectively help
What matters:  Making sure that the digestive system works optimally as it often relates to these disorders

Our experience with treating these disorders:

Insomnia is very commonly seen in our clinic. In Chinese medicine there could be 14 different types of patterns that show up as different types of insomnia. For instance, a person who is having trouble falling asleep, feels wide awake, maybe reading before bed, will have a completely different treatment from the person who is too tired to read, but unable to fall asleep, perhaps overthinking, or who goes into light sleep and keeps waking up at times feeling wired and startled. We also understand that it is crucial to heal the digestion with an individually customized treatment of acupuncture, herbs, dietary changes, or supplements. This is because a large percentage of the neurotransmitters necessary for sleep are produced in the gut. If upon assessment we see it beneficiary, we can run various tests such as for neurotransmitters, hormones, and thyroid. If you have more specific questions, call us to set up an appointment for either a free consult or an initial treatment.

Sleep Apnea is a complex disorder that can be treated with acupuncture. In addition, herbal medicine and supplements can be used to maximize the results. Studies also show that playing the didgeridoo can help with mild and moderate sleep apnea. We are now offering classes at our center so you can learn to play this instrument and once you learn, you will have the support to keep playing it. Generally, our patients either want to improve their health while still using their mandibular advancement device or CPAP machine, or they are not good candidates for these devices and are looking for an alternative. Snoring can also be helped mainly by acupuncture and, depending on age and severity, at times significantly decreased to the delight of the bed partner. If you have more specific questions, call us to set up an appointment for either a free consult or an initial treatment.

Dreams are absolutely fascinating to us and our belief is that no adult should have recurrent nightmares, night terrors, or disturbing dreams. We have had great success with treating them with acupuncture. In children, it is more normal to have occasional nightmares and night terrors, but if they happen so often that it disturbs the child’s quality of sleep too often, we offer treatments to support and heal the nervous system. Other parasomnias such as sleep waking and sleep talking often come up in people with insomnia, so we treat them in combination. If you have more specific questions call us, to set up an appointment for either a free consult or an initial treatment.

Restless Leg Syndrome can be debilitating for some people. In our center we assess for the various triggers in a person’s life, from possible medications, to a high diet in sugar, to a possible link to iron deficiency. In Chinese medicine, just like we mentioned with insomnia, we look at which pattern is causing the restless leg syndrome and treat it accordingly. We understand that there may be a genetic link in some of our patients and we always encourage them and let them know that even though they may have a tendency towards it, it can he healed and they don’t have to suffer from this disorder. If you have more specific questions, call us to set up an appointment for either a free consult or an initial treatment.

The reasons for narcolepsy and hypersomnia can be very complex. Many of our patients have tried all different therapies and usually come to us because they would like function better and be more awake, all on their own. Once again, as mentioned with insomnia and Restless Leg Syndrome, we are looking to see what patterns are showing up that may be causing these disorders. Our naturopath may also order various tests to check what could be the underlying problem. Many patients benefit greatly from a regimen of acupuncture, herbs, and supplements. If you have more specific questions, call us to set up an appointment for either a free consult or an initial treatment.

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