Acupuncture for Cravings?

Mar 08 2018
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird
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.

Acupuncture is widely known as an effective support for quitting smoking. We see good results with using acupuncture to treat all kinds of cravings, including food cravings.

Acupuncture for Narcotic Addiction and Withdrawal

Jan 27 2017
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird
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.

by Stef Cordes and Lisa Baird People often come to us for help with pain that is being partly managed by opioid painkillers, like Tylenol […]

Community Acupuncture During “The Holidays”

Dec 05 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird
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.

Not everyone celebrates this time of the year. And the holidays can be incredibly isolating, especially at a time when family, celebration, and joy take centre stage in media, in stores, at work, and in our social circles. Even people who do enjoy this time of year often report feeling quite stressed in December. Community acupuncture can help.

Community Acupuncture for Trauma Recovery

Oct 14 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird
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.

Acupuncture is an excellent non-verbal therapy for the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Injury; you don’t have to tell us any details of the trauma in order to get help with its impacts.

Community Acupuncture and Burnout

Mar 18 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird
Five people sleeping during acupuncture treatment, covered in red blankets, lying in recliners arranged in a semi-circle.

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.

How We Can Help With Grief and Bereavement  

Dec 01 2015
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird
Five people sleeping during acupuncture treatment, covered in red blankets, lying in recliners arranged in a semi-circle.

This time of year can amplify grief. Community acupuncture can be very supportive through the slow, difficult and messy stages of grieving.

Support for People Doing Shift Work

Mar 17 2015
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird
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.

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

Feb 12 2015
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird
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.

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

Acupuncture for coping with winter

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

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 […]

On quitting smoking: what to expect from acupuncture

Dec 30 2013
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird
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.

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.

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