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Care work is…

Care work is…

We can’t resonate more strongly with this poignant and realistic statement about care work, courtesy of the wonderful Radical Emprints. As tuck into what we hope will be a restful holiday season, this is a time to reflect back on the past year that is wrapping up. The countless hours of admin, charting, housekeeping, mountains of LAUNDRY,…

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…

How to use our Invisible Receptionist
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How to use our Invisible Receptionist

One of the key systems of how we operate our Community Acupuncture practice is the all important Invisible Receptionist (IR). Our IR has been through multiple versions of refinement over the past 13 years, we feel at this point, our system is pretty dialed, including being almost entirely paperless – it serves 3 important purposes:…

Masking is harm reduction
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Masking is harm reduction

Masking acknowledges that the pandemic is not the thing of the past. Masking is a simple act that can be done regardless of health or vaccination status. Masking stands in solidarity with our immunocompromised community members. Masking decreases the spread of other airborne infections aside from COVID-19, ’tis the season. Masking lessens the pressure on…