Community Acupuncture for Concussion

A woman sleeping under a red blanket in the foreground; in the background a practitioner treating a patient in a black shirt reclining on a lazyboy by two jade plants.
May 20 2015
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Acupuncture can speed up recovery time from a concussion in several ways …

Trauma-Informed Care & Community Acupuncture

Five people sleeping during acupuncture treatment, covered in red blankets, lying in recliners arranged in a semi-circle.
Apr 22 2015
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Given how widespread trauma is in our society, we know that many of our patients have trauma histories, whether or not they discuss it with us. Guelph Community Acupuncture is designed to be safer for people with current and/or past traumas.

Mental Health Stigma & Community Acupuncture

A black & white stencil of eight silhouetted birds in flight, encircled by text reading "YOU ARE NOT ALONE".
Mar 26 2015
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

by Stef Cordes and Lisa Baird Mental health challenges affect many of us. As many as 1 in 5 Canadians have been given a diagnosis […]

Support for People Doing Shift Work

Community acupuncture practitioner sitting on a stool in the GCA group treatment room, in front of a bearded patient relaxing in a recliner, while several other patients sleep in recliners covered in red blankets in a loose circle in the room.
Mar 17 2015
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Anyone who’s worked shift work knows that it can be hard on the mind and the body. The good news is, community acupuncture can help with a lot of the adverse effects of working weird hours …

Community Acupuncture for Heartbreak

A line drawing of a heart with a jagged crack down the middle, held together with three acupuncture needles, in recognition of how acupuncture can help with a broken heart.
Feb 12 2015
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

“Can acupuncture help with a broken heart?” is a common question at GCA. The short answer is Yes.

Acupuncture for coping with winter

Seated practitioner treating patient in a recliner, both lit by sunshine in Guelph Community Acupuncture treatment room.
Jan 28 2015
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

The days are getting longer, but this still tends to be a challenging time of year for many of us. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects […]

Guest Post by Amelia Meister: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Jan 13 2015
by Lisa Baird

Trauma-sensitive yoga is a gentle, body-centered practice that helps people who have experienced trauma to reconnect with their bodies, while giving them a great opportunity […]

Do people really sleep?

Guelph Community Acupuncture clinic with people getting treatment
Oct 13 2014
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

We hear this a lot. For some, the idea of strangers sleeping in the same room together is exceptionally weird. But the answer is Yes, […]

Q & A with Stephanie Cordes, our new practitioner!

Sep 24 2014
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

So Stef, you’re trained as a Naturopath. Why are you working at GCA? That’s a great question! I was originally interested in Naturopathic Medicine because […]