Community Acupuncture

What is Community Acupuncture?

The practice of offering Acupuncture

1) in a group setting where multiple patients receive treatments at the same time;

2) affordable and accessible to the wider community

3) offered weekly with consistent hours

 

The practice of community acupuncture is a grassroots movement intended to greatly increase access to acupuncture and widen its use in our increasingly complex health care system. In China, the community model is the traditional way of practicing acupuncture. Patients report finding group treatment to be a powerful healing and calming experience.

 

What happens in a community acupuncture setting?

  • Receive treatment in a large, quiet room in a recliner chair.

  • There is no need to disrobe. Acupuncture points on the extremities (arms, legs, ears) will be selected in most cases.

  • Expect treatments to be focused and brief.

  • Recieve treatments with other members of the community.

  • Sessions last approximately 45 minutes

 

Community Acupuncture Etiquitte

  • Wear loose-fitting clothes.  Shirts and pants should be comfortable and able to roll up to elbows and knees.

  • Avoid coming on an empty stomach. A snack before treatment is recommended.

  • Please pay for your treatment when you arrive prior to entering the Community Room.

  • Please turn your cell phone off!

  • Bring whatever you need to relax such as headphones.

  • Take all personal belongings with you into the treatment room and KEEP YOUR SHOES ON until you sit down in your chosen recliner for treatment.

  • Press the call button on your recliner if you need assistance at any time

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