How Many Sessions Of Acupuncture to Treat Insomnia

Insomnia can often be caused from mood sickness and the change of environment. We use different methods to treat both chronic or acute situations in acupuncture. Acupuncture can treat acute situations right away and give relief. In order to avoid mental obstacles, it is suggested to come for the treatment at early morning or noon time. For insomnia we use sterile and refined needles with a light technique after giving a gentle acupressure massage. . The patient can often fall sleep easily on the same day of the treatment. Clinically by using ear seeds and/or prescribed herbs with the treatment, the patient will get even better effects. A good night’s sleep can help you have more energy and help you with improved function throughout the day.
 
If you are suffering with insomnia and would like to try acupuncture with Cindy call our clinic at 604-535-4003 to make an appointment.

We Have a New Addition to Our Clinic !!

The Semiahmoo Wellness Centre would like to welcome Cindy Ma, an acupuncturist and TCM practitioner!

Coming from a family rooted in Acupuncture, Cindy has been developing her passion in TCM for over 10 years During this time, she has been extensively studying and practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbs in North America. Out of school she also received mentorship from worldwide experienced teachers. Cindy is currently registered as an active TCM Practitioner with CTCMA.

She treats women struggling with emotional issues from daily life. She also treats patients with injuries from sports and motor vehicle accidents. Cindy treats a variety of health concerns, as approved over 50 conditions by the World Health Organization.

Cindy is now accepting patients. To make an appointment with Cindy, call our office at 604-535-4003.

 

 

THe Power Of Acupuncture

The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that bodily functions are regulated by an energy called “chi” or Qi (?) which flows through the body. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease. This energy travels through meridians or channels. The use of acupuncture is an ancient traditional form of healing involving the stimulation of specific acupuncture points along these specific energy meridians or channels. These acupuncture points are likened to the circuit breakers in your house that flip when the circuit is overloaded. When the acupuncture meridians go out of balance due to diet, weather, or emotions they can short circuit and create imbalance in these acupuncture energy systems.

Using needles has been the traditional way to assist in balancing the energy meridians but there are other methods to accomplish this balancing. Cold laser is a more recent way, as well as using electro-acupuncture using micro-current technology.

In 1993, I was on a 3 week Physician Tour in China. The Tour included spending two weeks learning advanced acupuncture in a few of the hospitals of Beijing and Hangzhou. It really was an eye opener to see acupuncture in action. The response to individuals health after having acupuncture needles inserted for 30 minutes and then withdrawn was amazing. I remember on elderly man who had suffered a stroke, limping in with the use of a cane and unable to speak easily. After his 30 minute needling he walked out without the use of his cane and was conversing with his companion that had brought him. This was an amazing transition of his function that I had not experienced as a physician in North America.

One of my elderly patients ended up with a stroke several months ago when his daughter told me he was in the hospital and what more could be done for him. I mentioned that acupuncture could be very helpful for his recovery. We made arrangements with the hospital so that he could receive needle acupuncture in the hospital. The hospital staff was amazed how quickly he progressed with his post stroke recovery.

Acupuncture is not just used for pain relief. It can be used for fertility, insomnia, digestive problems, headaches, arthritis, and other health conditions. As Naturopathic Physicians both Dr. Justyna and I utilize acupuncture at the Semiahmoo Wellness Center.