Author: Health Collective

In solidarity, acupuncture is made by ‘punks

In solidarity, acupuncture is made by ‘punks

Community acupuncture – as practised by self-styled ‘acupunks’ – is a radically different vision and philosophy for the practice of acupuncture in the West. Patients are seen in a group setting, which allows for treatment to be conducted via a high-volume, low-cost sustainable business model. Spa settings and excessive Chinese medicine theory are unnecessary with…

Dodging the burn-out: a holistic guide

Disclaimer: I am merely speaking from personal experience – as someone living with a chronic illness, an educator, an acupuncturist, person of colour, peaceful social activist and social entrepreneur. I have no background in feminism, anti-colonialism, religion or any specific spiritual practice. I have been conscious to keep the nature of this article as neutral…

My list of 3 things I love about Heart & Hands Community Acupuncture, by Dawn Marie Smith

In the raw and utterly spontaneously authentic. The longest and loveliest love letter our little poke factory has received to date! We love our work and we’re tickled pink that our clients love it just as much. Peace to you Dawn (our favorite princess & the pea). ~Christina Chan, R.Ac. Here it is, fuelled on…