SAFER SIX offers tests and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. Where possible, we’ll treat you at your first visit. However, not all infections can be diagnosed immediately – sometimes samples need to be sent off to laboratories and if we find any infection, we’ll contact you immediately to ask you to follow-up for treatment.
- HIV TESTING (no rapid/anonymous testing at this time)
- BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS
- GENITAL WARTS EXAMINATION
- HERPES DIAGNOSIS
West Toronto’s Inclusive Health Clinic
SEXUAL HEALTH | MENTAL HEALTH | PHYSICAL HEALTH
we are a sex-positive, body-positive, pro-choice, inclusive health clinic for all genders and bodies.
What is ACUPUNCTURE?
SAFER SIX is proud to be a safe space for body-positive, sex-positive, inclusive acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine treatment that consists of inserting thin needles in specific parts of your body to produce a brain reaction that releases natural painkillers and neurotransmitters. This relaxes you and creates a unique sensation of relief. Our experienced Registered Acupuncturists are very professional, and will guide you through the process if this is your first time experiencing the benefits of acupuncture.
Learn more about our current therapists below, and how to book an appointment.
Jordan Ramsay (she/they)
It is Jordan’s aim to help facilitate your goals using acupuncture cupping and / or herbal medicine. She works to guide your own innate healing wisdom, and be a support in finding balance. Acupuncture can be used as preventative medicine through supporting immune function, processing emotions and balancing pain patterns before they fully come on. As well, Acupuncture is also integral in recovery from more consuming patterns and issues.
She has experience treating:
- Stress / anxiety / depression
- Acute pain / injury
- Chronic pain / fatigue
- Menstrual pain / irregularity
- Side effects from meds / hormones
- Recovery from surgery including top and bottom surgeries
- Managing addictions
- Digestive issues
- Neuropathies / loss of sensations
- And more
Their practice has been greatly shaped by working with people experiencing HIV+ at the Toronto People with Aids Foundation as well as having spent the majority of their acupuncture time working in a community clinic setting where many folks could receive treatment at the same time while in shared space. She practices with an anti-oppressive, trauma informed, anti-racist and de-colonizing approach in a 2SLGBTQIA+ positive space.
Her education includes:
- Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Institute of Traditional Medicine (2017, Toronto, ON )
- NADA Certification (2017, Toronto, ON )
- Mei Zen Facial Acupuncture Certification
- Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (2019, Toronto, ON )
- Bachelors of Arts - Philosophy - University of Guelph (2008, Guelph, ON )
If you’d like to book an acupuncture or cupping appointment today, she would love to see you!
Jen Bowers (she/they)
Jen has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine for almost fifteen years. She/they specializes in fertility and reproductive health as well as trauma. Jen is also a certified Life Coach specializing in Trauma Recovery.
She teaches at the Institute of Traditional Medicine and Humber College-University of Guelph in the Allied Health Sciences Department.
Jen is passionate about helping people with acupuncture and herbs through life’s challenges. Jen’s practice is all bodies friendly, and loves to work with people from historically oppressed communities, as well as the LGBTQ++ people as an ally and advocate.
Jen offers sliding scale treatments as a way to contribute to everyone’s healing journey, and you can contact the clinic to discuss sliding scale options.
If you’d like to book an acupuncture appointment with Jen today, she would love to see you!