Acupuncture is one of several therapies used in the healing system of Chinese Medicine. It has a 2,000-year old written history in China, but dates back before human history was recorded. It is commonly practiced throughout East-Asia, though historical evidence shows variations of acupuncture in the ancient Americas as well.
The ancient Chinese first mapped pathways along the body through which qi travels (the closest translation for qi is vital energy.) They found that illness occurred when the qi flow was interrupted in these energy pathways. By inserting extremely fine needles in specific points along the pathways, the smooth flow of qi is re-established and organ functions are regulated. This can help relax muscles, reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, and soothe the mind and heart.
Community Acupuncture takes place in our community room, where patients lay in comfortable, zero-gravity reclining chairs and receive acupuncture in places on their bodies that require minimum disrobing (mostly on arms, legs, and sometimes their heads.) Practitioners can needle these distal point to affect change throughout the body. This treatment model allows for a lower sliding scale charge per patient because several people are treated at once. It's an affordable and supportive way to address health care needs, while getting the chance to relax and enjoy some quiet time. Patients can be treated alongside friends, partners, and family members. The community experience is soothing and helps break the isolation many of us deal with when seeking care. Join us and heal in community.
Community Acupuncture is held:
Mondays 12 PM - 3:30 PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2 - 3:45 PM
Wednesdays & Fridays 3 PM - 6:30 PM
Every 2nd Saturday of the month 2 PM - 4:45 PM