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 the AcuDestress program 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.) Why choose ACUDESTRESS over other methods?

      Which patients benefit?

4.) While anyone might benefit are there some patients

     who benefit better than others?

5.) Is the program covered financially?

6.) Is AcuDestress for adults only or can youth benefit ?

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 deQuébec.  After your intake appointment you decide whether to attend. Our administrator,  Jane Vance is at 613-319-6750.  Visit our APPOINTMENTS PAGE  with remaining questions and to book your intake date/time and our Frequently Asked Questions page for further inquiries.

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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Your patient’s first step is to have an INTAKE APPOINTMENT with Dr. Bailey. Anything they read beforehand is meant to clarify details.

This page is a first-time viewer page for HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, if you’ve seen already seen it and are here to refer a patient CLICK HERE

Our patients  feel good about learning major new skills in four weeks or less! They’ll tell  you they’re glad you sent them!

  1. QUESTION: Why choose ACUDESTRESS over other methods?

  2. What patients benefit?

  3. ANSWER: Used originally to treat chronic stress which hadn’t yielded to other methods, ACUDESTRESS deftly applies what the very best therapies today use - effective mindfulness (without having to master meditation) and effective neuroplasticity (in just FOUR weeks. ) Who benefit? People with chronic depression, anxiety, OCD, personality disorders & drug-controlled psychoses - virtually all of the chronic emotional-mental problems we see.

  4. Patients with acute problems, no! If  you’re in need of crisis care, choose counselling instead. It allows the patient to talk things through.

  5. Too many patients today feel a stigma about treatment for mental-emotional problems. The stigma may be cultural, anecdotal (hearing of someone’s bad experience) or it may be associated with guilt and shame, or one may have had a bad or unsuccessful experience in a similar situation before. We are particularly aware of the stigma many of our patients feel. As we offer a service that only slightly resembles other forms of treatment, and as we have, even in the early going, a high success rate, our patients naturally feel well looked after, free of judgement - and pass this along to others.




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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.

An overview of the program CLICK HERE