About the Clinic

Beyond niceness: on pillows, blankets & nervous system overrides

Beyond niceness: on pillows, blankets & nervous system overrides

Acupuncture works because it supports the body to do what it already wants to do: rest and heal. Regular visits to a familiar, predictable place where your body gets to feel good (or, maybe just less bad) teaches your nervous system another way of being. Addressing basic needs for comfort (like pillows and blankets, as needed) are a part of the treatment.

Lyme

We know it can be risky for someone to identify themselves as having chronic or late-stage Lyme disease. We believe our Lyme patients.

On distal needling, aka “Finding the switches”

On distal needling, aka “Finding the switches”

People ask us all the time why we’re not putting needles into where it hurts. (“You know it’s my knee that’s sore, not my elbow, right?”) This is a totally fair question! The answer is that we use distal acupuncture: placing needles away from the site we’re treating instead of close to it. Distal points are below the knee, below the elbow, on the head and at the ears. It’s a safe, efficient and very effective way of practising that’s been used for thousands of years.