Support for ourselves and each other.
Community Acupuncture is a setting where multiple patients receive treatments at the same time.
Community Acupuncture is not just a description of acupuncture in a group setting, but also describes who is served by acupuncture: our communities. Community Acupuncture is not a one-way relationship of acupuncturists to their communities but the relationship of communities to acupuncture, the clinic, practitioners, and other staff.
The contract between a community acupuncture clinic and the community it serves is simple. The clinic will work to serve you and your families by being here when you need us to provide acupuncture to relieve your pain and suffering. The community will come for acupuncture, pay for treatments, and participate in supporting the clinic in other ways. As in all contracts, both parties give and receive. A community acupuncture clinic is committed to keeping its doors open during hours that the community needs and it receives the presence of those who come. The community gives its endorsement of acupuncture’s effectiveness, to the affordable sliding scale, to the comfort and accessibility of a community acupuncture clinic, and it receives a reliable resource to maintain or improve the health of its members.
At the root of every helping profession is altruism, or the desire to help others bear their burdens. Acupuncture is also a source of livelihood for its practitioners. Both practitioner and patient support each other to thrive in this livelihood to the fullest potential.