Digestive Problems

Treatment room full of patients seated or reclined under red blankets in lazyboys. Standing practitioner covering patient with red blanket.
May 24 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Acupuncture provides simple, long-term relief for many digestive problems without side effects (unless you count improved sleep and stress relief as side effects).

Induction of Labour

Four people reclined in lazyboys under red blankets with practitioner standing to the right, adjusting a blanket
May 19 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

We do induction treatments at GCA every week. Acupuncture for induction of labour is earning a reputation as an effective way to significantly increase chances of naturally going into labour.

Community Acupuncture During Pregnancy

A seated practitioner works on a patient's feet while the patient relines in a lazyboy; several other people sleep in recliners in the background.
Apr 19 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Acupuncture is effective at providing relief for many common complaints during pregnancy. We treat a lot of pregnant people, at all stages of pregnancy.

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.

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