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FAQ Community Acupuncture

What is Community Acupuncture?

It is Acupuncture offered in a group setting. There will likely be up to 6 people receiving treatment at the same time, next to one another, relaxing and listening to some good music. The space will be calm and peaceful, and the needles will be placed on the limbs and head only. Treatment is offered on a sliding scale so more people have access to this medicine.

 

What do I need to wear?

 

Loose fitting clothing that can be moved up to or above the knees and elbows.

 

Do you treat children?

The minimum age requirement in my Community Clinic is 9 years old, accompanied  by a grown up. I also treat children (ages 0-17) in my regular 1:1 practice. You can read more about it here.

 

 

Do I need an appointment?

Since only 6 people max can be seen at a time, we do recommend making an appointment online ahead of time, but you can walk-in as well. If you do choose to walk in, please know that you may have to wait up to an hour to be seen.

 

Click here to book an appointment in advanced.

How does acupuncture work? 

 

The body has 15 energetic passageways or “meridians” or “channels” as they are often called. Sometimes one of these energy channels gets blocked or “stuck,” causing an illness or pain or emotional upset. The needles are placed in different areas of the body to help “unblock” the stagnation or area of discomfort/imbalance. It not only treats the body and mind, but the spirit as well.

 

Do needles hurt? 

 

An acupuncture needle is thinner than a human hair. You may feel a tiny pinch on the insertion, but it disappears immediately and if it does not for some reason, we adjust it or take it out. Some areas of the body like the ankles or fingers or toes can be more sensitive, but ultimately the sensation you feel from the needles is very minimal.

 

What conditions do you treat? 

 

Everything from the common cold to back pain to chronic pain conditions to emotional imbalances to depression to infertility to women’s health to digestive disorders to side effects from chemo/radiation and the list goes on and on. If you have a certain symptom or condition and are curious if Acupuncture can help, send me an email and ask me here.

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