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What is Community Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most common and dependable medical therapies used in the world.  It is by nature gentle, simple, safe and effective health care. Thin (hair-fine), sterile disposable needles are inserted superficially into specific areas of the body in order to help the body’s ability to heal itself. 


Community Acupuncture is similar to the way acupuncture is commonly practiced in Asia. Whereas most acupuncturists in the U.S. typically treat one person at a time, we treat in a group setting.

Treatments are provided in a common room where patients, seated in recliners, can comfortably rest during the session.  By treating more people at the same time, we are able to offer acupuncture at a sliding scale fee of $20-$45.

You decide what you can afford.  No questions asked.  The sliding scale fee allows patients to receive acupuncture more frequently which is how acupuncture works best.  Our goal is to allow you to receive the care you need in order to feel better and stay better.


Treating patients in a community setting has benefits beyond affordability and convenience.  You may choose to bring a friend, neighbor or a family member and together experience the therapeutic effects of the collective healing.


If you have questions about acupuncture and how it works -- please read the Why Did You Put That Needle There? Available for free as a PDF, click here. You may buy a copy for $5.50 at  

Unfortunately, we can’t explain what every point does, or how acupuncture works, while we are treating you -- these are very large topics!  Consult our clinic library.  If you have questions, we’ll happily give you plenty to read!

Want to learn more about community acupuncture?  Check out the documentary below, Community Acupuncture: The Calmest Revolution Ever Staged.

This is the story of how a small group of loud-mouthed, over-educated, under-employed activists and a massive group of ordinary people with average incomes revolutionized healthcare systems by using large empty rooms, old recliner chairs, and two-cent needles.

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