Menstrual Problems

On one side, several people sleeping in recliners under red blankets. In the back of the room, a practitioner sitting on a stool facing a patient sitting upright in a recliner.
Apr 06 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Monthly bloating, mood swings, exhaustion, irritability, excessive blood loss, migraines and debilitating pain associated with bleeding can all be treated effectively with acupuncture.

Community Acupuncture and Burnout

Five people sleeping during acupuncture treatment, covered in red blankets, lying in recliners arranged in a semi-circle.
Mar 18 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Burnout is a state of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion brought on by prolonged stress and/or overwork. Besides exhaustion, other symptoms include moderate-to-severe digestive problems, chronic pain, depression, poor immunity, low libido, difficulty concentrating, a deep cynicism, and (so unfair!) difficulty sleeping. It is painfully common, and acupuncture can help.

Fibromyalgia

Jan 26 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Some of our patients with fibromyalgia have made treatment at GCA a regular part of their routine, enjoying increased energy levels and decreased pain. Other patients book in when they’re having a “flare-up”, knowing that a few treatments close together will ease them through the spike in pain and exhaustion …

Community Acupuncture For Fertility

Dec 27 2015
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Acupuncture is not a magical cure for infertility. What acupuncture can do is help bring your body into balance, restoring a healthy state of being, which will make you more likely to conceive and hold a viable pregnancy.

How We Can Help With Grief and Bereavement  

Five people sleeping during acupuncture treatment, covered in red blankets, lying in recliners arranged in a semi-circle.
Dec 01 2015
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

This time of year can amplify grief. Community acupuncture can be very supportive through the slow, difficult and messy stages of grieving.

POCA’s Fall Membership Drive

Oct 06 2015
by Lisa Baird

People ask us all the time if there’s a community acupuncture clinic in _____ (insert Hamilton, Kitchener, Halifax or some other major Canadian city here) […]

We won an award!

The logo for The Rhyze Project
Sep 22 2015
by Lisa Baird

We came in 2nd last night at the Rhyze Awards!

Support with Chronic Pain

Sep 17 2015
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Pain is the number one reason people come to us for treatment. Acupuncture has long been recognized as effective treatment for all kinds of pain, and our sliding scale ($20-$40) allows people to access regular treatment, which is necessary in order for acupuncture to be effective. We have three important things to say on the topic of treating chronic pain …

Community Acupuncture for Depression & Anxiety

Jun 29 2015
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Many things can cause depression and anxiety. A traumatic event, hormonal shifts, bereavement, chronic pain, prolonged lack of sleep, socio-economic struggles and living with oppression can all trigger or aggravate mild to severe depression as well as anxiety. Whatever the cause(s), community acupuncture can help.

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