What is Community Acupuncture?

Community acupuncture is a nationwide movement to increase access to acupuncture by removing the barrier of cost. In the US, acupuncturists generally treat patients on tables in small private rooms. The community acupuncture model gets back to the roots of how acupuncture has been practiced in Asia for thousands of years – in a group setting. Because the acupuncturist can see multiple clients per hour, costs are significantly reduced. We are proud to be part of an international cooperative called People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA).

In our clinic, we primarily treat patients in reclining chairs, arranged in an open and peaceful space and we charge on a sliding scale ($20-$45).  Acupuncture is most effective when received on a frequent basis. The sliding scale allows patients to come in often enough to see positive results. We believe that community acupuncture can play a vital role in keeping healthcare costs down while keeping people healthy.

We practice gentle and effective methods of acupuncture. There is no need to undress – just remove your shoes and roll up your pants and sleeves. We are able to treat the entire body using points on the scalp and below the elbows and knees. Patients can then relax comfortably in their reclining chair for 30 to 45 minutes. It is not unusual for patients to fall asleep, then wake feeling refreshed.