Monthly Archives: October 2016

Acupuncture for Insomnia

Jet Li’s October Feature

Insomnia is experienced with difficult falling asleep, easy to wake up, hard to fall back to sleep and dreamful. Some even stay awake for the whole night. Insomnia affects social function, cognitive ability, causing tiredness, anxiety or depression, and difficult concentration. Besides the side effects of certain medications, Insomnia is usually the result of depression, neurosis or menopausal syndrome. It occurs often in people with mental work. Therefore, professors, students, counsellors and even doctors are prone to insomnia. In general, it is getting more prevalent in today’s “informative” world and any one can be affected.

Though chronic insomnia is difficult to treat in conventional medicine, acupuncture is proven effective without the side effects of drugs. Depending on the severity of the conditions, 1 to 2 times of treatment per week, and 8 times as one course of treatment is recommended. Acupuncture provides accumulative effects on the body and mind, which means the more frequent the treatment, the faster and better result. The responses to treatment vary among individuals. Most patients feel improvement right away after one or two treatments. Some may need five treatments to see improvement. The bottom line is don’t wait till it becomes chronic (3 months up). In one course of treatment (8 times of treatment), the “symptom free” rate from acupuncture is 50%, and total effective rate is 90% (Symptom free means the person is able to sleep more than 6 hours without disturbance). Most clients fall asleep or feel relaxed during treatment and wake up restful afterwards.

Possible signs that accompany insomnia: pale face, low energy, dizziness, palpitation, forgetful, low appetite, tinnitus, knees and back soreness, hot hands and feet, night sweat and spermatorrhea for men (nocturnal emission), irritable, headache, chest and ribs tightness and bloating, bitter and dry mouth, bloating in stomach, and bad breath.

Acupuncture for Insomnia. Come in for the month of October and receive 20% off your appointment.

Welcome to the Duncan Wellness Centre!

Helping you stay well, for the whole journey

At Duncan Wellness Centre our desire is to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. We offer both treatments and education through Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Somatics, Tai Chi Gong, and Yoga. We encourage clients to explore these gentle methods of keeping the body comfortable, supple, strong and functional.

Whether you are recovering from an injury, suffering from stiffness or chronic pain, or just want to improve your health, we can help.

Our practitioners provide professional, caring services to help you feel better. They look forward to working with you! Our practitioners are listed below:

  • Heather Fergus
    RMT since 2011 and is currently studying to become an Acupuncturist.
  • Jet Li
    A traditional Acupuncturist and Tai Chi Instructor. He has been studying the field for 10 years and has focused his practice on utilizing the body’s natural energy system to optimize health.
  • Kyla Mortil
    She has been an RMT since 1993 and wishes to help clients improve their heath by incorporating Applied Somatics with Massage Therapy in individual sessions.
  • Violet Reynolds
    RMT since 1996. She is a Certified Applied Somatics Educator and a Yoga Teacher RDYT 500 hours. Violet teaches classes in our movement room and sees clients for individual appointments.
  • Andrew Teufel
    RMT since 1992. Andrew a former RN, has trained as a Hanna Somatic Educator, RDYT500, and Somatic Yoga Teacher. He offers private sessions for clients and teaches in our movement room.

Our services can help people manage pain and improve strength, balance, posture, mobility and flexibility. We offer Acupuncture, Massage Therapy and Clinical Somatics. Our class schedule includes Somatics, Somatic Yoga, and Tai Chi Gong Classes. We host educational group workshops on a variety of wellness topics.

We stock a selection of books on Somatics and Yoga. We also have our own Pain Management CDs which are designed to be gentle enough for anyone to use.

Our practitioners are looking forward to working with you and helping you heal yourself.

Call 250-748-6600 to book your appointment today!