Anxiety, depression, and insomnia are common issues that respond very well to acupuncture treatment. Another common wish is for support with weight loss, and acupuncture is great at boosting the metabolism and calming cravings. Community style acupuncture offers an ideal setting for regular weekly sessions to create profound change in a short time.
Get your treatment for:
- Weight Loss
- Knee Pain
- Hot Flashes/Menopause
- Stop Smoking
Community-style acupuncture is a budget-friendly option for effective treatment of many stress-related conditions. In this style of acupuncture, you will relax fully-clothed in a reclining chair with soothing music and soft lighting to create a profoundly relaxing experience.
Our new state-of-the-art community room offers luxurious comfort recliners and a relaxing tranquil environment. You’ll love our spacious, calming setting for your community acupuncture treatments, which are a great complement to the private acupuncture treatments you may be used to getting. Read below to find out what this treatment style is all about.
What is Community Acupuncture?
Community acupuncture is a nationwide movement that provides effective, affordable acupuncture in a comfortable and tranquil group setting. The purpose of community acupuncture is to allow greater access to care by offering patients lower-cost treatments in a shared space.
The practitioner interviews each patient in a private room and creates a customized treatment for that person. Patients then receive their treatment in the comfort of a soft reclining chair in a quiet, open space where other patients may be resting as well. Patients remain fully clothed but are encouraged to wear loose-fitting garments that can be rolled up to access the arms and legs.
What are the benefits of community style acupuncture?
Community acupuncture has all of the same benefits as regular acupuncture: pain relief, stress relief, and the healing of gastro-intestinal, respiratory, neurological, and sensory disorders.
In addition to these benefits, the community style model offers a sense of group healing energy that promotes deep relaxation and a warm community atmosphere.
The lower cost of community acupuncture means that patients are often able to receive more frequent treatments, and therefore they may be able to feel better more quickly. It is also a good way to provide follow-up or “maintenance” treatments following a series of more intensive private treatments.
Is it the same as a regular acupuncture appointment?
Community style acupuncture is a lower-cost alternative to private acupuncture sessions. There are a few differences between the two models. Community style treatments are shorter (30-45 minutes). A private session offers more time for in-depth, one-on-one discussion with your practitioner. Therefore, we recommend that your first acupuncture treatment be in the private setting. This way the practitioner has more time to get to know you as an individual and become familiar with your healthcare needs. After the first private session, the practitioner can advise you on whether you may benefit from community-style treatment.
Our private acupuncture treatments offer more adjunct techniques such as massage, cupping, moxibustion, and electroacupuncture, which are not available during community-style treatments. Therefore, community acupuncture is better suited for conditions that do not require the use of these extra therapeutic tools.
Community style acupuncture is ideal for people who benefit from more frequent treatments for the maintenance of pain relief, stress reduction, quitting smoking, allergies, and more. These treatments can be combined with your regular private acupuncture sessions to boost your health between regular appointments.
How can I take advantage of this great service?
Acu-Na offers community acupuncture during our regular business hours. Treatments are by appointment only and are offered at the rate of $50.
Call (828) 974-7058 to schedule your appointment now!