Let's take the money obstacle away from access to health care.
Although a single payer national health care system would be the best...
we can wait no longer to let folks have access to this important medicine.
Welcome to Our Community!
Please take a few minutes to read this introduction to our community style clinic.
We are delighted that you are interested in joining us!
We Offer Treatments Individually or in a Group
Most US acupuncturists treat patients only on tables in individual rooms. Here, we offer private sessions as well as community treatments. In community style acupuncture we use recliners clustered in a quiet, soothing space. The group setting makes it easy for friends and family members to come in for treatment together. Also, sharing a healing space with others creates a collective energy that strengthens each individual treatment. Finally, our group setting allows you to control the length of your treatment.
We Have a Sliding Scale
Our sliding scale is available to everyone. We choose to set our fees this low so that you can receive acupuncture regularly enough to get – and stay – better. Because we prefer to do acupuncture rather than paperwork, we do not do insurance billing or receive grants. We are able to offer acupuncture at such affordable prices because we see multiple people per hour and streamline our treatments – we rely mostly on traditional pulse and tongue diagnosis to decide how to treat you, and do very little talking. We can set up more in depth consultation sessions as the need arises.
Our Services and Commitment That We Offer You
In addition to acupuncture, we offer herb/nutrition/self-care consultations. Your practitioner may suggest that you schedule a consultation as part of your treatment plan. We want to give you the tools to take care of your own health. We are committed to being skilled practitioners and to creating a safe, comfortable, and welcoming environment.
What We Request of You
Please understand that acupuncture is not a substitute for Western medicine. While we can provide complementary care for conditions that are being treated by others – for instance, treatment to counteract the side effects of chemotherapy – you need to see a Western physician for serious conditions.
Flexibility and Community-Mindedness
The soothing atmosphere in our community room exists because we all create it. Please help preserve the collective stillness by lowering your voice or whispering. Feel free to bring whatever you need to make yourself comfortable: water bottle, a favorite pillow, shawl, or earplugs to block the occasional snorer. And of course, we greatly appreciate your turning off your cell phone and not using scented products.
Familiarity with our Routine
The Consultation Room and the Community Treatment Room are directly behind the main house. Use the entrance on the left and walk all the way back. Check in first at the Consultation Room up the low stairs. Paying for your session and scheduling your next appointment before your treatment will allow you to relax and forget about these things during and after your treatment. Before treatment, please store your personal belongings, (bags, shoes, etc.) in the basket by your chosen treatment spot. If you need to have your needles removed at a certain time, tell your practitioner and we’ll make sure you’re out on time. Otherwise, when you feel your treatment is done, open your eyes and give us a meaningful look – if your eyes are closed, we think you’re asleep and we won’t wake you up.
Acupuncture is a healthful process. It is possible but rare for any acupuncturist to resolve a problem with only one treatment. On your first visit, we will suggest a course of treatment, which can be anything from “we’d like to see you once a week for six weeks” to “we’d really like to see you daily for the next four days”. To get good results, it’s important that you commit to the treatment process.
Growing our Community
We believe that in Chico, Community Style Acupuncture can play a vital role in keeping health costs down and keeping our community healthy. If you share this belief, please help us develop this sustainable business model. Please take some cards and hand bills to pass around or write us a testimonial.
And, last, but not least….enjoy the space. We do, and we hope that we can be an important part of your healing journey.
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you can look into the future just by clicking the right arrow. Amazing! is it not!