Posts in the ‘Community Events’ Category

New Artist

We have a new artist, Bayda Asbridge, displaying her work in our office. These gorgeous paintings are in various mediums and subjects, ranging from abstract landscapes to Chinese brush paintings. They look great in the office– stop by to see them!

5 Treatments for the Price of 1!

From April 15-April 27, if you become a member of the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA) for $25 (or more, on a sliding scale), you will receive 5 acupuncture treatments– 2 for you and 3 for friends! Here’s how it works: 1- Sign up online to become a member of POCA. 2- Bring your

Upcoming Events

We have many exciting events coming up! Mark your calendars for 2/15, 2/22, 3/3, and 4/3! Due to the snowstorm, we have rescheduled our free day for new patients to February 15. Do you have friends or family who have always wanted to try acupuncture? Please let them know about this opportunity! This is valid


As a member of The People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA), we work with other clinics to help make affordable community acupuncture (CA) available across the country. One of the challenges we face is the need for more acupuncturists who desire to work in a CA setting, either to start their own clinics or to

T-shirt Design Contest

Put on your artist hat and help Down to Earth design our new T-shirts! Ever since we changed our name this year, we have been wishing for some new office T-shirts. But we haven’t been able to find the right image or slogan. We know that many of our patients are artistic and creative. So,

New Artist

We have great new artwork in our office by Jackie Penny, the author and illustrator of the children’s book Goodnight Worcester. On display are the original watercolors from the book, which are beautiful scenes depicting Worcester landmarks like Union Station, Shrewsbury Street, and the Worcester Public Library. Jackie wrote Goodnight Worcester for her own children.

Acupuncture Benefit for Abby’s House

On Wednesday, February 8 from 3:30-6:30pm (Ellen’s shift), we will be holding a fundraiser for Abby’s House of Worcester. All proceeds from acupuncture treatments during this shift will be donated directly to Abby’s House. In addition, we will have a donation jar out in our waiting room for the entire week, so that you can

James Street Bridge Closing

The James Street bridge will be closed as of June 1. If you normally come to the office that way, it’s probably easiest to take Heard Street instead, and cut over on Clover Street. Give us a call if you need help with directions!

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

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

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