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?

6.) 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 623-319-6750 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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  1. QUESTION: What happens at AcuDestrsess Sessions in addition to Acupuncture?

  2. ANSWER: We’re aware that the process is enhanced by doing it in a group setting - so that’s the only way we offer it. Recipients are assembled in groups of 12 or more, meeting for an hour or more four days a week for a month. After relaxing in comfortable chairs with their acupuncture, recipients spend the time in conversation, and in state-of-the-art change methods derived from mindfulness and neuroplasticity
    studies. While Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness is in play, we do not employ training in meditation. Rather mindfulness arises spontaneously in the conversation, prompted by the training effect of acupuncture. Little or no effort is required.  Discussion surrounds current experiences rather than the problems which bring people in. Change begins in small measure but very rapidly for some. Recipients begin having new things occur as early as after the first treatment. As people note change they are encouraged to talk about it.
    This spurs on others in the room. A lively conversation ensues. To make it even more effective, I use the
    transpersonal  psychotherapy of Dr. Roberto Assagioli, and was intrigued by the neuroplasticity work of Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz. which acupuncture all owed us to augment considerably. These all blend into a delightful exchange, leaving people competently mindful and able to do their own neuroplastic work afterwards. 


  1. The video on the RIGHT is an excerpt from a typical session during

  2. the final week of the program.

For a SUMMARY of all Questions & Answers


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.