Posts in the ‘Community Acupuncture’ Category

Introduction to Acupuncture: March 23

When: Saturday, March 23, 2:30 – 3:30pm Where: Down to Earth Acupuncture, 120 Stafford St., Suite 204, Worcester MA 01610 What: This event is for anyone who is new to acupuncture. Cost: FREE Meet with our acupuncturist Emily for a brief overview of how acupuncture works. Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about

POCA Membership Drive

POCA, the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture, is a coalition of community acupuncturists, clinics, patients, and community members across the country. We share ideas and resources and support each other in our goal of making affordable acupuncture more accessible throughout the U.S. Support from POCA was (and still is) a vital part of what has

Free Day for POCA Members 10/16

Community acupuncture clinics around the country are running our semi-annual POCA membership drive! At DTE, we are sweetening the deal by offering all POCA members a FREE treatment on Wednesday, October 16. What is POCA? POCA is the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture. It is a national cooperative network made up of acupuncturists, patients, and

May Day

On Sunday, May 1, from 10am-1pm, River Valley Acupuncture will be offering free acupuncture at its second annual May Day celebration! Acupuncture treatments will be free for all patients, whether they are new to the office or returning clients. Treatments will last approximately 40 minutes. Appointments are strongly recommended. Walk ins will be taken on

Guest Blog About Community Acupuncture

Please take a moment to read our guest blog on the Deep Relief Massage Therapy website!

Interview About Community Acupuncture

One of the founding members of the community acupuncture movement, Lisa Rohleder, was recently interviewed by The whole interview is great, so I highly suggest you read the entire article. Below is an excerpt, where Lisa answers the question, “[I]s community acupuncture… as clinically effective as private practice? “I have been an acupuncturist for

What Does Community Mean to Me?

For those of us who practice community acupuncture, the term community has two meanings. One, of course, is a reference to the group setting. We believe that when people are treated together in a group, they experience deeper relaxation and enhanced treatment benefits. The other aspect has to do with our hope to be a

Why Did You Put That Needle There?

Why would I want to get acupuncture? Do I have to believe in this to work? How soon will I start to see changes? Why do you treat differently from my last acupuncturist? All of the above are common questions that acupuncturists are used to answering. Now, these and many more are answered in an

Community Acupuncture in China

Patients often ask me if Chinese acupuncturists really practice community acupuncture. A recent blog post to the Community Acupuncture Network website does a great job explaining how patients are treated in hospitals in Shanghai. Follow the link for the full text. An excerpt is below. As you can see, the Chinese clinics are actually a

Why Choose Community Acupuncture?

The Experience Community acupuncture is done in a group setting. Patients remain fully clothed and are treated in reclining chairs, making the feel of the space less clinical and more like someone’s living room or community center. Because of the group setting, there is more appointment availability and many patients choose to come in with

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