What is Community Acupuncture?
It is very rare for a health problem to resolve completely with one acupuncture treatment. Frequent treatment is much more likely to lead to relief. Community Acupuncture is a social-business model that aims to increase patient access to acupuncture by offering individualized treatments in a quiet, comfortable group setting and fees on an affordable sliding scale, without income verification. By doing so we offer people the opportunity to receive treatment as often as needed to get phenomenal results and create sustainable jobs for acupuncturists, while engendering a warm community atmosphere amongst patients and staff. It’s a winning endeavor for both patients and the clinic.
Rochester Community Acupuncture is a POCA clinic
Our clinic is a proud member of POCA, The People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture. POCA is a multi-stakeholder cooperative that fosters collaboration among clinics to increase the accessibility and availability of affordable acupuncture treatments in a group setting. Recognizing that practitioners and patients are mutually dependent on one another, POCA encourages patients to become members and put muscle behind the movement. There are more than 200 POCA clinics around the country! (read more…)
Watch a 35 minute documentary on the origins of community acupuncture