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Meet Our New Acupuncturist!

Welcome Kelly Goorts, R.AC!

As most of you know Amanda Barone will be going on maternity leave as of June 21 and returning in October, 2019. In her absence, Kelly Goorts will be treating patients at the clinic and maintaining similar treatment hours. She has been shadowing me at the clinic for the past few weeks, so most of you will meet her before I leave and she will be able to pick up your treatment plans right where we left off!

I have been receiving pre-birth acupuncture treatments from Kelly in preparation for my labour and delivery and I am confident that you will enjoy your sessions with her as much as I have 🙂

Here’s a little bit more about Kelly:

After 15 years working in the Engineering field as a Project Manager, Kelly left to follow her passion for helping others feel better and live the best possible version of themselves. Kelly completed her Acupuncture Degree (December 2017) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Degree (April 2019) at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario where she completed over 700 supervised clinical hours. In addition to the two-degree programs, Kelly has taken various cupping, acupressure and reiki courses throughout her studies. As of April 2019, Kelly became a Registered Acupuncturist through the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).

To book an appointment:

  1. Online: Click the “book now” button
  2. Call Clinic reception: 905.553.9255


Summertime – The Yang Season


The summer season is in full swing and with it comes long weekends, BBQ’s, cottages and plenty of outdoor activities. In Chinese Medicine, Summer is considered to be the most Yangtime of year (in contrast to Winter, which is considered Yin) due to the long days, heat and plenty of sunshine.  It is a time of moving outward in nature and in our lives. Summer belongs to the fire element which dominates the heart, mind and spirit. Now is the perfect time of year to focus on these factors in order to stay healthy.

Live Life to The Fullest
The heart’s main function is to pump oxygen-rich blood through the body. In Chinese medicine, mental activity is associated with the heart and therefore our memory, thought processes, emotional well-being, and consciousness are also attributed to the heart and fire element. This is a time to nourish and pacify our spirits, and to realize our life’s greatest potential as we find joy in our hot summer days and warm summer nights.
When the fire element is in balance, the heart is strong and healthy, the mind is calm and sleep is sound.
When the fire element is imbalanced, we may either lack joy (depression) or have an excess of joy (mania). Indicators of an imbalance in the fire element include agitation, nervousness, heartburn, and insomnia. To read more and sign up for our monthly newsletter click HERE


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