Grace Jones is one of four acupuncturists who volunteer their time once a week to treat clients at Ozanam House.
“Acupuncture can help with pain, headaches, sleep trouble, anxiety and depression,” says Grace. “It’s really useful with mood stabilisation.”
The four acupuncturists met though university and now run their own separate clinics, specialising in different areas. “It’s a very different environment to working in a clinic; you don’t see people with addictions in the clinic. Professionally, it’s good to treat people with different issues or conditions,” she says.
The treatment complements the comprehensive assistance clients receive at Ozanam House including the work of counsellors, nurses and other professionals. Grace says, “we can refer to the nurse if we see something of concern and likewise, she will refer to us if she thinks we can help with things.”