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 […]

Why we’re grateful to Miriam Lee

Jun 03 2014
by Lisa Baird

Miriam Lee, originally named Lee Chuan Djin (李传真), was born in Shandong province in 1926. She trained as a nurse and a midwife in China […]

Our first birthday!

A cupcake with a single candle marks the GCA first birthday.
Jan 27 2014
by Lisa Baird

We turn one year old on February 2nd, 2014! We have given nearly 2300 affordable treatments in our first year. Thank you for trusting us, […]

On quitting smoking: what to expect from acupuncture

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.
Dec 30 2013
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Regular acupuncture while quitting smoking (at least once a week, possibly more) can significantly reduce cravings, ease anxiety and irritability, and help your body to expel toxins – and this will help you to feel much better and more likely to be able to quit.

Sliding scale, demystified.

Oct 21 2013
by Lisa Baird

Most people have never encountered a sliding scale in the context of a clinic before. We get a lot of questions about how our sliding […]

We’ve made a video!

Jul 17 2013
by Lisa Baird

It can be tricky to describe how group acupuncture treatment works. Common questions and concerns include “Do I have to take my clothes off in […]

Why free acupuncture on May Day?

In a large room with natural lighting, a semi-circle of patients reclining in lazyboys, covered with red blankets. On the far right, a pracitioner bends over to set needles for a patient.
Apr 22 2013
by Lisa Baird

Free treatments on May 1st are a community acupuncture tradition. If you’re new to community acupuncture, or unfamiliar with the history of May Day, also known as International Worker’s Day, you might well be wondering why this is …

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