What is community style acupuncture?
In this style of acupuncture, patients will lie in zero gravity chairs. There will be 3 other participants in the room while you receive your treatment. Voices are kept to a whisper to allow for all participants to relax in to a meditative state. In community style acupuncture, because we are able to treat so many people in a shorter period of time, we are able to charge lower fees. Not only does this allow for costs to remain lower, but the healing energy of the group dynamic is beneficial as well.
When can I arrive?
You may arrive anytime within the 2-hour time frame, allowing enough time for the intake and time to rest with the needles. The last treatment will be at a half hour prior to closing time. You may also schedule in advance by contacting us. Treatments are given on a first come, first serve basis so scheduling in advance is highly recommended. See the events page for specific ‘Community Acupuncture Day’ dates and times.
How long is the session?
You will fill out a brief intake in advance and have a short discussion about your condition before the treatment (about 10 minutes). You may then rest with the needles for 20-30 minutes. It is recommended that you allow 45 minutes-1 hour for the treatment.
What should I wear?
Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. For community style acupuncture, points at or below the elbow and at or below the knee are generally used. Wearing pants and shirts that can comfortably be rolled up to these areas are recommended.
How much does it cost?
Community style acupuncture treatments are $30/session.
How do I sign up?
Scheduling for community acupuncture sessions is done directly through us, there is no online scheduling for this service. Please call/text: (818) 851-1294 or email: email@example.com to sign up!
Other things to know:
- Please be sure to eat a light meal or snack at least 2-hours prior to the session, and be well-hydrated
- If you feel uncomfortable at any point during the session, let the acupuncturist know
- Make sure to use the bathroom before the treatment begins