While Waiting for Hip or Knee Replacement …

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.
Aug 11 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Wait lists for knee or hip replacement surgery are very long! Acupuncture can help with the pain while you’re waiting. Even people who have told us “it’s bone-on-bone in there,” i.e. even people with extreme breakdown of joint cartilage, have reported significant and lasting pain relief as well as improved mobility.

Relief from Headaches and Migraines

9 recliners in a semi-circle, each with a patient resting under red blankets. Practioner seated on a small black stool giving a treatment to one patient.
Jul 05 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

We treat headaches almost every day, and we have seen acupuncture help with all kinds of headaches. People sometimes get immediate relief in our chairs and are able to take a nap while the needles do their work. We regularly successfully treat headaches for people who “have tried everything.”

Crying and Community Acupuncture: Tears in the Treatment Room

Four acupuncture patients reclining in a softly lit room, practitioner standing to the right tending to a patient.
Jun 15 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Not only is it fine with us when patient cry during treatment, we also tend to see it as a good thing when someone gets the physical & emotional release of tears along with the acupuncture, for a few reasons …

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.