Community Acupuncture

Community Acupuncture (CA) is high volume acupuncture provided in a supportive group setting at sliding scale rates (typically $15-40/session). CA is both a practice/business model as well as a social movement first founded in Portland OR. It makes acupuncture an accessible option to a wider range of individuals who otherwise could not afford the going rate for acupuncture ($60-$150/session). It is a modern take on how acupuncture is traditionally provided in Asia; in a large open space, treating many people at once, quickly, efficiently and effectively.

Similar to acupuncture provided in a one-on-one, private practice setting, CA provides effective relief from a wide array of symptoms and conditions. However, due to the group setting and affordable rates (clients are encouraged to pay what they can afford), it allows acupuncture to be used as frequently as required for significant therapeutic results. And many clients prefer the inclusive, community-based setting, which reduces social isolation and empowers them to take responsibility of their health and well-being all while being attainable for most peoples' budgets.

Community acupuncture = affordable and accessible holistic health care!

Submitted by: Christina Chan, M.Sc., R.Ac.

Specific Techniques


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