What is community acupuncture?
Community acupuncture is an opportunity to experience all the benefits of Chinese medicine without the excess expense and time. You will receive your treatment in a room where others are also being treated. This group setting allows everyone’s healing energy to combine to deepen the treatment experience. This is the way acupuncture has been done in China for thousands of years. You will want to dress in comfortable clothing that can be pulled up to the knees and elbows. Talking will be in hushed voices so others can enjoy their treatment uninterrupted. If more privacy is needed to discuss your treatment, there is a side room for pre-treatment consultation
Why is this a good option for you?
If you need frequent treatments, you are short on time, or like the flexibility of being in charge of your own treatment length.
How do you know how often you need treatments?
Often when people decide to come in for treatments, they need frequent treatments, twice a week or more, because their symptoms are aggravated. Once the symptoms have improved, treatments can cut down to once a week or once every two weeks. Some people benefit the most from continued weekly treatments and some feel that a monthly tune up keeps them healthy and balanced. You will be able to listen to your body as it responds to acupuncture and you will know what is best for you.
What if you’re short on time?
Community style acupuncture is great for you! Feel free to call last minute or walk-in even if you don’t have an appointment. Chances are we can get you in quickly. And because you decide how long the needles will be in, you can get in and out quicker if you need to.
How do you know when your treatment is over?
Often, people become very relaxed during a treatment. After a certain amount of time, which varies for everyone, you wake up or become restless and feel ready to get up. That is when your treatment is done. Just catch our eye and we will remove your needles. This could be anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. If you need to leave at a certain time, feel free to let us know and we will make sure you’re awake.