Recovery

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.

Anniversary Grief

Anniversary Grief

The one-year anniversary of the first Ontario shutdown is almost upon us. Everyone’s had a different pandemic experience, but I’m willing to bet that most of us have borne huge losses in the last year. If your body wants you to slow down and notice that over the next week, I hope your circumstances allow that to happen in gentle ways. 

Community Acupuncture and Burnout

Community Acupuncture and Burnout

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.