Author: Christina Chan, R.Ac.

Science, magic & the space in between
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Science, magic & the space in between

In a former life, I completed degrees in human physiology, learning about the body through a reductionist and biomechanical lens. Our bodies reduced to organ systems, biochemical reactions and feedback loops.  And as someone with lifelong chronic illness, I have an unavoidable and necessary relationship with the policy machine that is our medical system. It…

RECAP: Community Acupuncture fundraiser in support of Community Food Support Victoria!
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RECAP: Community Acupuncture fundraiser in support of Community Food Support Victoria!

A HUGE thanks to all the acu-nappers who joined our napping party Sept 7, 14, 21 and 28!Esp with the rising numbers of cancellations due to illness, this was no small feat! Not only did you support yourselves, you also supported a vital community resource that provides low barrier access to food at a particularly…

Closure Saturday Sept 30th for the National Day of Truth & Reconciliation

Closure Saturday Sept 30th for the National Day of Truth & Reconciliation

We will be CLOSED Saturday Sept 30th in observance of the National Day of Truth & Reconciliation.We will be back to regular programming Monday Oct 2nd, 3:00pm The H&H team will taking the day to reflect upon the ongoing colonization of the unceded Indigenous territories we reside upon. If you are a settler residing on…

On Capitalism

On Capitalism

Community Acupuncture ain’t sexy, at times, it is honest, thankless and NECESSARY hard work. And I cannot deny, some weeks are challenging in our current economy, collective dysregulation and state of societal unrest.  As a Community Acupuncturist, I am committed to serving a portion of our community that is often excluded and priced out of…

Maintenance: the ultimate goal of treatment

Maintenance: the ultimate goal of treatment

You know the old adage, “When you don’t think you have time, that exact moment is when it’s needed the most.” Here are some general guidelines for determining treatment frequency: In the time of the Classics, circa 2600BC, The Huang di Neijing (entitled “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine” in one of the latest translations) is an…

May is Bring-a-Friend (or your Mom) Month

May is Bring-a-Friend (or your Mom) Month

This is opportunity to reward our client base for their valuable word of mouth! And also a way to treat the important maternal figures in your life to some well-deserved TLC. So if you have that partner/friend/classmate/coworker (or mom) who keeps complaining about XYZ issue…maybe book yourself + them in for discounted acu-naps! This is…