Join Our First Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture Clinic!

Postponed until gathering in groups is safe again.

“After receiving the immediate and amazing effects of auricular acupuncture myself, I wanted to learn how to provide this treatment for my patients. Now I can offer more than just prescription medication, using a combination of both eastern and western philosophies of care.”

Courtney Holmes, DNP, APRN

We are excited to announce the beginning of our walk-in group Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture Clinic, at Twin Peaks Counseling in Derby, CT.

The cost is $20 cash or credit, no pre-registration, and you do not have to be a current patient to attend. Join us on Tuesdays from 4pm to 5pm, with the last treatment provided at 4:30pm. Please arrive at 3:45pm if it is your first visit to the clinic.

Clinic Dates

  • April 7th
  • April 21st
  • April 28th

$20 per person

4pm to 5pm

Conditions Treated

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • Pain

Treatment is provided in a relaxing, group setting, without conversation. Thank you for not talking during the clinic.

Our goal is to increase awareness and access to acupuncture for the treatment of mental health conditions and to especially welcome the LGBTQ+ community. We know that the LGBTQ+ population disproportionately experiences discrimination, oppression, and trauma leading to higher rates of psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, and suicide. We invite you to heal with us at our weekly acupuncture clinic.

What happens during a treatment?

You will fill out a short intake form with your medical history and treatment goals.

Please cleanse your ears with the provided alcohol swab before & after the treatment.

The provider will go around the room and insert needles into each ear.

It is best to allow the needles to remain in place for at least 20 minutes.

Before you leave, the provider will return to you to safely remove the needles.

How often should I receive a treatment?

Initial effects are immediate and last approximately 1-2 weeks. We recommend repeating the treatment weekly for at least 8-10 weeks to get the best results.

Only single-use, sterile, stainless steel, disposable needles are used in the clinic.

Acupuncture is a treatment where fine needles, as tiny as a strand of hair, are inserted into specific points on the body to balance the flow of Qi (pronounced chi). When the flow of Qi is blocked, health problems can appear.

Auricular acupuncture involves inserting needles on the ears. The auricle of the ear is a complete microsystem of the human body, with over 200 specific points corresponding to the body and brain.

Acupuncture is generally very safe. Only single-use, sterile, stainless steel, disposable needles are used in the clinic. Common side effects include drowsiness, minor bleeding and bruising, initial worsening of symptoms, and fainting. Serious side effects are very rare, fewer than 1 in 10,000 treatments. In order to reduce the risk of side effects, it is very important to tell us if you are pregnant, taking medications that increase bleeding (like coumadin/warfarin), have a bleeding disorder, seizure disorder, heart disorder, diabetes, metal implants of any kind, or reduced immune function.

Let us know you’re coming & share with friends!

Contact Courtney for private group auricular acupuncture treatments,

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