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 […]

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.