Community acupuncture is a nationwide movement to create access to acupuncture by removing the barrier of cost from treatment. For acupuncture to be most effective, patients need to receive it frequently and regularly. That is why we try to keep our clinic affordable and accessible. We are part of an international cooperative called the People's Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA). POCA clinics offer treatment in a group setting and charge on a sliding scale ($20-40). You decide what you can afford. For more information on the Community Acupuncture movement:
Community acupuncture goes back to the roots of how acupuncture has been practiced in Asia for thousands of years – in a group setting. People lie in comfortable recliners, fully clothed in a quiet, soothing room. The community setting has many benefits: it allows you to come in as often as you need to, it’s easy for friends and family to come in together, and many people find it comforting to be sharing a relaxing, healing space.
We typically use points below the elbows and knees to treat the entire body, so there’s no need to undress – just remove your shoes and roll up your pants and sleeves. And yes, we can even help your back pain by treating your arms.