When you’re coming off hormonal birth control

Oct 05 2018
by Lisa Baird
Treatment room full of patients seated or reclined under red blankets in lazyboys. Standing practitioner covering patient with red blanket.

Given how hard people have had to fight for the right to control their own fertility, it feels complicated for us to raise concerns about any kind of hormonal birth control. We’re addressing this topic anyway, because we see so many patients whose health is impacted by hormonal birth control—often, in ways they didn’t expect and aren’t prepared for. We have seen community acupuncture help people dealing with unwanted side effects of various different kinds of hormonal contraceptives, including the Pill (during and after taking the Pill) Depo-Provera, Nuvaring, and hormonal IUDs.

Help with UTIs

Aug 28 2018
by Lisa Baird
A practioner needling a patient's ankles; two patients visible in the background in recliners covered in yellow sheets.

There are many reasons why folks get UTIs; hormonal changes, new sexual partners, antibiotic treatment, diabetes, BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), etc. We also see some people who get UTIs whenever they get stressed-out and run-down. But whatever the reason, we have seen community acupuncture reduce the pain, urinary frequency, and general discomfort associated with UTIs.

Hormonal Transitions

Jan 25 2018
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.

Hormonal transitions are a natural part of life and something almost everyone goes through. They can also be quite difficult! Community acupuncture can help.

Community Acupuncture After Childbirth

Sep 13 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird
A row of three people reclining in lazyboys, covered with red blankets, with a practitioner seated on a stool glancing down at an acupuncture needle in her hand.

The body goes through huge changes following the birth of a baby. Post-partum challenges often include postpartum depression as well as digestive issues, inconsistent milk supply and exhaustion. Acupuncture can help with all of these things.

Perimenopause & Menopause

Aug 30 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird
Four patients sleeping in recliners in a softly lit room with a practitioner bending over a patient on the far right side.

by Stef Cordes and Lisa Baird Menopause is usually a completely natural process, but it can come with it’s fair-share of uncomfortable symptoms. Hot flashes, […]

Induction of Labour

May 19 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird
Four people reclined in lazyboys under red blankets with practitioner standing to the right, adjusting a blanket

We do induction treatments at GCA every week. Acupuncture for induction of labour is earning a reputation as an effective way to significantly increase chances of naturally going into labour.

Community Acupuncture During Pregnancy

Apr 19 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.

Acupuncture is effective at providing relief for many common complaints during pregnancy. We treat a lot of pregnant people, at all stages of pregnancy.

Menstrual Problems

Apr 06 2016
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.

Monthly bloating, mood swings, exhaustion, irritability, excessive blood loss, migraines and debilitating pain associated with bleeding can all be treated effectively with acupuncture.

Community Acupuncture For Fertility

Dec 27 2015
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Acupuncture is not a magical cure for infertility. What acupuncture can do is help bring your body into balance, restoring a healthy state of being, which will make you more likely to conceive and hold a viable pregnancy.

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