How we work and what you can expect
How to find us
Our address is 176 Wyndham St (at the corner of Wyndham and Woolwich) in Suite 4, which is at the back of the Guelph Community Health Centre building. You’ll have to enter through the back entrance, facing the Baker St parking lot.
Please wait for the acupuncturist to greet you. We don’t have receptionists, and the acupuncturist needs to prioritize patient care, but if you’ve got an appointment, you shouldn’t have to wait long at all.
First time here?
If this is your first visit, you can pay after your treatment (we’ll give you a sense of how often you should come in, and you can factor that in to what you want to pay on the sliding scale each time). If you’ve been here before, we recommend paying and scheduling your next visit before your treatment.
This is a quiet space.
Please turn off your cell phone, and speak quietly.
When it’s for your treatment, please take off your shoes before entering the treatment room. You can set your phone, wallet etc in the bin next to your chair. Roll up your pants to the knee and shirt sleeves to the elbow, and get comfy. If you’d like a blanket, ask the acupuncturist.
Your acupuncturist will greet you, and ask you about whatever health concerns motivated you to come in. The acupuncturist will insert a few needles chosen to treat your condition. The needles go in gently and quickly, and should not be uncomfortable. The acupuncturist will leave you to relax, but will be keeping an eye and an ear on everyone.
Most people naturally relax after a few minutes, and rest for 45 minutes or more. If you need to leave by a certain time, please let the practitioner know in advance. If you don’t have to be anywhere else, please take the opportunity to get some rest. When you feel ready to go, catch the eye of the acupuncturist or make a soft, but pointed “ah-hem” noise and they’ll come remove your needles.
If you have questions or concerns, feel free to call or email us, or just ask the next time you’re in for a treatment. We look forward to being a part of your community.