Foot pain

Four acupuncture patients sleeping under red blankets in four recliners lined up against a wall lined with plants.
Jun 03 2019
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Foot pain is a common complaint in our clinic. We see a lot of people get significant relief from foot pain with acupuncture treatment.

Guelph Community Acupuncture is hiring!

May 23 2019
by Lisa Baird

We need someone to cover an 8.5 month parental leave, starting in December 2019, with the possibility of staying on permanently. We are hoping for […]

How to Tell That Acupuncture Is Working Even Though You’re Still in Pain

May 13 2019
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

We see many people in intense, long-term chronic pain. Some of these people get immediate and dramatic relief, but it’s much more common for regular treatment to slowly chip away at an issues that are chronic. And sometimes progress is less straightforward. How do you tell if acupuncture is working even though you’re still in pain? Here are some questions to ask yourself:

Sciatica

A black and white line drawing of the back of the legs, showing the nerves that travel along the back of the legs, with the sciatic nerve shown in red.
Nov 20 2018
by Lisa Baird

Sciatica can cause a frightening amount of pain and/or numbness and lower leg weakness, but most people recover from sciatica within a few days or weeks without lasting damage. We have seen community acupuncture offer considerable pain relief for people suffering from acute and chronic cases of sciatica.

Community Health Fair, November 17th!

Nov 09 2018
by Lisa Baird

Save the date for the 5th annual Community Health Fair on November 17th from 1-4pm! The fair is a free, drop-in event aiming to increase access to resources and services related to health and wellbeing for immigrants, refugees, migrant workers and international students and visitors, but it’s open to everyone. There will be interactive displays and information related to education, housing, employment, settlement, language services, food security, physical, emotional and mental health and more. There will be also food, childcare, and language support. 

When you’re coming off hormonal birth control

Treatment room full of patients seated or reclined under red blankets in lazyboys. Standing practitioner covering patient with red blanket.
Oct 05 2018
by Lisa Baird

Given how hard people have had to fight for the right to control their own fertility, it feels complicated for us to raise concerns about any kind of hormonal birth control. We’re addressing this topic anyway, because we see so many patients whose health is impacted by hormonal birth control—often, in ways they didn’t expect and aren’t prepared for. We have seen community acupuncture help people dealing with unwanted side effects of various different kinds of hormonal contraceptives, including the Pill (during and after taking the Pill) Depo-Provera, Nuvaring, and hormonal IUDs.

Help with UTIs

A practioner needling a patient's ankles; two patients visible in the background in recliners covered in yellow sheets.
Aug 28 2018
by Lisa Baird

There are many reasons why folks get UTIs; hormonal changes, new sexual partners, antibiotic treatment, diabetes, BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), etc. We also see some people who get UTIs whenever they get stressed-out and run-down. But whatever the reason, we have seen community acupuncture reduce the pain, urinary frequency, and general discomfort associated with UTIs.

On distal needling, aka “Finding the switches”

A balding man stands in the sunshine with a huge smile waves to the camera. Ocean and rugged coastline behind him.
Jul 09 2018
by Lisa Baird

People ask us all the time why we’re not putting needles into where it hurts. (“You know it’s my knee that’s sore, not my elbow, right?”) This is a totally fair question! The answer is that we use distal acupuncture: placing needles away from the site we’re treating instead of close to it. Distal points are below the knee, below the elbow, on the head and at the ears. It’s a safe, efficient and very effective way of practising that’s been used for thousands of years.

Jaw Problems

A practitioner sets a needle into a patient's wrist as the patient reclines in a lazyboy. Two other sleeping patients are visible in the background.
Mar 31 2018
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

The temporomandibular joint (also known as the TMJ) is a hinge connecting the jaw to the skull. There’s one in front of each ear. They […]

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