WHAT IS COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE?
Community acupuncture is a nationwide movement to create access to acupuncture by removing the barrier of cost from healing. We are part of an international cooperative called People's Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA). POCA clinics offer treatment in a group setting and charge on a sliding scale format ($20-50). You can become part of this movement to reform healthcare by joining POCA!
We use points on the scalp and 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 address your back pain by treating your wrists.
You will be surrounded by other people quietly receiving treatment at the same time. Patients benefit many ways from the community setting. In our busy society, it is not often we stop and take time to relax while surrounded by our peers. This is not a lack of privacy but an opportunity to experience treatment with family, friends and community. As with any intentional group endeavor, the shared state makes individual treatments more powerful. Here, the patients create the healing atmosphere as much as the practitioner.