Community Acupuncture

The remedy for busy

Many health problems can be greatly alleviated or eradicated with acupuncture, but what we find as practitioners is that most people are “too busy to get better”, meaning, they are too busy to come for regular treatments that are close enough together that they can achieve and maintain lasting results. Community Acupuncture can remove the…

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Wing Chun: Insights from a Community Acupuncturist

“What’s Wing Chun? Oh, you mean its a type of Kung Fu? Oh really? I thought acupuncturists were all mellow and Zen and stuff. So you mean you don’t do yoga?” As a community acupuncturist, my work is intentional, carefully calculated, supportive and oh so vewy, vewy quiet. I spend my week using my inside…

Chaos, controlled.

Chaos, controlled.

A large open space filled with bodies seemingly levitating off the ground. Its warm, almost a little humid and the light is soothingly dim. A low grade humming permeates through the room, flecked with mysterious, yet comforting music lulls people to sleep. Everyone’s movements are purposeful, gently entering and leaving the room abiding by unsaid…

Believing in acupuncture – a Story for the Disdainers

Hello, this is my first contribution to the Heart & Hands  newsletter, and I have of course waited to the last minute to write something. I didn’t feel inclined to give Health Advice, and was wondering, what to write about? Summer is finally here, a time for Fun and Relaxation. Advice never seems to come…

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More to healthy life than diet, exercise

Even more unfortunately, the relationship between loneliness and ill health is well established…Read more about this article in the Vancouver Sun. The collective energy of each individual helped to fill the space with a palpable calmness, something that many of us don’t engage in often enough. It was these experiences that motivated me to utilize…

Because…

Because…

Because acupuncture does not have to be expensive in order to be effective. Because military budgets balloon while health care is cut. Because nothing breaks through the isolation of pain, illness and depression like healing in a room with other humans. Because our favorite way to spread the word about how well acupuncture works is…

We Need to Support Moms Who Breastfeed, Not Shame Them

As we begin to lay down our foundations in client-base and infrastructure of our Mom & babe acupuncture, we’re reminded about how special having this service available to new mothers can and will be. Not only is it a safe and nurturing space for mom’s to take well-deserved down time. It’s also a space that…