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 de Québec.  After your intake appointment you decide whether to attend. Our administrator,  Jane Vance is at 613-319-6750.  She also 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.

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

  1. QUESTION: Is the program covered financially?

ANSWER: Dr. Smith’s AcuDetox program for

  addiction is offered without fee at three Toronto

  hospitals in the University of Toronto system, 

  based on a global fee paid by OHIP. We’re not

  there yet. We rely on receiving some fees. Our

  program has  almost an hour of talk therapy each session, which is

covered 100% by OHIP for Ontario residents.

  Quebec patients pay for Ontario services, and are

  reimbursed by the Régie de l’assurance maladie

  du  Québec. Our unofficial current  information is

  that the Régie has been paying claims at 91%.

  You are responsible for knowing how much you will get

back yourself. (see Cost)

Acupuncture Fees :There are a number of ways that we are compensated (see Cost) - from employee supplementary health care plans, yoga studio reduced rate plans, and most recently a plan by which patients of Ottawa’s Community Health Centres  attend sessions at no out-of-pocket fee. This has been rendered possible by exposing AcuDestress to larger population bases - like Ontario’s Community Health Centres, and by using the Ontario Telemedicine Network to increase the volumes of patients presenting for treatment from the 8 patients per group of the past several years to twelve and more patients at a time, along with the added bonus received for utilizing telemedicine (Approx. $15 per visit)


We will be constrained to work with patient sources who are prepared to refer the patient numbers which keep group size optimized at 12+ in order to devote part of the fee to fund ADS ear acupuncture.



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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