Welcome to AcuDestress

This viewers page introduces our 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 80-90% by the Régie
de l’assurance maladie de Québec.  Only after this you decide whether to attend. Our program coordinator, RIta Berthiaume is at (819-827-0363.) Rita schedules appointments, answers questions, and supports patients through the process. She also handles payments and insurance receipts. Visit APPOINTMENTS PAGE to inquire about remaining questions and to initiate your intake date/time.
  1. Dr. Bailey’s contribution creates a powerful intersect between high-results AcuDetox® ear acupuncture and modern neuroscience, by adding high-impact mindfulness and neuroplasticity.

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

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.
  1. QUESTION: Who is Dr. Brian Bailey (see also  curriculum vitae)


  3. I found my calling while I was a medical student as a live-in therapist for 8-13 year olds at Kingston’s Sunnyside Children’s Centre which was supervised by psychiatrist Dr. Brian McConville. After graduating from Queen’s University I entered family medicine in 1969 in my home town of Smiths Falls Ontario, and because of the small community’s shortage of mental health services, rapidly became interested in and trained, eclectically to look after my patients’ mental and emotional growth and development. I have always loved this work. But I found too that it was difficult to devote the time it required in order to do a good and complete job due to the time demands of medical practice.

QUESTION:  How did AcuDestress originate and why?

  1. I searched widely, gaining expertise along the way, for highly effective method which I could deliver and my patients could integrate fully over a short period. Early forays taught me a lot but failed the acid test of the time they took and/or the permanence and depth of the change, until I heard psychiatrist Dr. Michael O. Smith M.D. from New York City speak in Toronto in 1990.

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

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