Welcome to AcuDestress

This first-time viewers page introduces our medical stress management program. As AcuDestress is a uniquely effective application of state-of-the-art ways to work with stress the twin skills - mindfulness and neuroplasticity, the page will expand your vista on it.

Learn more about AcuDestress below. The program is introduced in a series of questions on the left and in a series of answers and short videos on the right by its founder and creator, Dr. Brian C. Bailey M.D.


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1.) Who is Dr. Brian Bailey?

How did AcuDestress originate and why?

2.) Who is Dr. Michael O. Smith and what was his

contribution to AcuDestress?

3.) How does acupuncture effect emotional problems like

depression and anxiety and the like? And does it hurt?

4.) What happens at sessions in addition to acupuncture?

5.) Is this for adults only or can youth benefit from it?

7.) What is the cost of receiving AcuDestress?

Your experience of AcuDestress begins with an individual intake visit of one hour, which is  covered by OHIP fully and approximately 90% by the Régie de l’assurance maladie de Québec.  After your intake appointment you decide whether to attend. Our program coordinator,  Jane Vance is at 613-319-6750 and at jane.vance@acudestress.ca

Nancy Defalco-Bailey (nancy@acudestress.ca) handles payments and insurance receipts. Visit our APPOINTMENTS PAGE  with remaining questions and to book your intake date/time and our Frequently Asked Questions page for further inquiries.


Already visited this page and instead are looking to get an APPOINTMENT ? Require more information? Either  call 819-827-0363 or CLICK HERE

People planning to attend may enjoy reading  our favourite book on neuroplasticity. The Brain That Changes Itself is by Canadian author Dr. Norman Doidge. Dr. Bailey’s own (free) explanatory online book The Magic of AcuDetox Part 1. and the page on this site devoted to Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity are helpful explanations. Reading, however, is optional, before and during sessions.

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  2. How does acupuncture effect emotional problems like depression and anxiety and the like? And does it hurt?

  3. ANSWER: ANSWER: North American and European researchers, after many trials as far back as the 1970’s, concluded that acupuncture, while working in many illnesses and injuries didn’t work well when emotions are in disarray. But Dr. Smith’s adaptation of Dr. Wen’s protocol changed that completely. Not only does it work but it works quickly when emotional help is needed.
    It does hurt a tiny bit, some days more than others due to changing humidity in the air - but few people complain.  Any of the modern methods now used to work with stress - of which mindfulness and neuroplasticity are the current best sources of therapeutic help, work significantly faster and with far greater effectiveness than occur otherwise, when ear acupuncture is used.

Our recipients rapidly get used to receiving the pins, and few would tell you, in the end, that pain was a factor at all.


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AcuDestress is a life-altering energy-shifting training session, by which, following one month of treatment, non-meditators fast track to mindfulness, then learn neuroplasticity, all initiated/sustained/modulated by AcuDetox ear acupuncture. Many recipients report that they become able, subsequently, to manage stress without psychotherapy and some are able to come off psychoactive medication.

For an overview of the process CLICK PATIENT OVERVIEW HERE.