One Year Ago Today

One year ago today, February 2nd 2014, I headed to Guelph Community Acupuncture for the first time. I had heard of community-style acupuncture before and was even considering eventually opening up my own community space, but had never entered a POCA clinic before. I was completely unaware that there are communities across North America getting acupuncture together in lazyboy chairs, quietly healing in numbers

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The NADA Protocol: Needling for mental health and substance withdrawal

The NADA protocol or 5-NP is a series of 5 needles in the ear commonly used in the treatment of substance addiction, PTSD, and anxiety. Extensively proven and cost-effective, the NADA protocol is becoming increasingly popular as an intervention in public health clinics, including the Toronto East General Hospital, the Toronto Western Hospital, the Oshawa Lakeridge Health Centre, York Regional Addictions Services, and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Toronto.

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