Voluntary Closure beginning 3/16
To support community health and safety we have decided to stay home for the next two weeks with the hopes that participating in this effort will help keep the spread of COVID-19 to a minimum. This has been a difficult decision to make because we know that many people rely on the care they receive at RCA. We stand in solidarity with other small businesses having to make similar decisions. Thanks for your support and understanding. See you soon! Love, RCA
Acupuncture in a Comfortable Group Setting
At Rochester Community Acupuncture you’ll receive a customized acupuncture treatment from a skilled practitioner in a safe and supportive group setting while you relax in a comfy chair. We keep our prices low so you can get acupuncture as often as you need to feel well.
COVID-19 Temporary Closure
RCA will be temporarily suspending acupuncture treatments as of March 16. It is very difficult for us not to be able to provide acupuncture to relieve pain, stress, and anxiety at this time of crisis. The decision was made to protect our staff, our patients, and the larger community, as the whole country tries to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to avoid overwhelming our hospitals and healthcare system.
In January we celebrated our 11th year of providing affordable acupuncture to the Rochester community. Since opening we have given just under 73,000 acupuncture treatments. Our goal has always been to provide affordable healthcare to our community. As a social business we have always operated with very tight margins, and we do not receive any grants or funding–we exist solely on the payments of our existing patients who are receiving treatments. We are exceedingly grateful that even with our tight margins, we’ve been able to provide affordable acupuncture to thousands of people in the greater Rochester area.
It was heart breaking for us to close our doors last week. We know that many people in our community rely on us for pain relief and healthcare. We deeply miss our patients, our volunteer receptionists and the healing space the clinic offers. We miss helping people heal, each and every day.
How You Can Help
Several patients have reached out in the past few days asking how they can help. We are so grateful for this. Purchasing gift certificates or purchasing a 10-treatment Frequent Recliner card on our website for when we reopen is one way. A donation to our GoFundMe campaign if you are able, in any amount, is another way to help RCA sustain.
We don’t know when the clinic will be able to reopen. We are hopeful, but know there are very real challenges ahead. We stand in solidarity with those of you who are facing similarly difficult circumstances.
Stay in Touch
Please feel free to stay in touch and let us know how you are doing. We are always happy to hear from you. If you are not already receiving our email updates, please make sure to sign up for our clinic newsletter, which is our main channel of communication. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates and other helpful information. We hope this will be a short closure but will follow state and federal guidelines about reopening.
Thank you for your continued support.
Be safe, friends.
What is community acupuncture?
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. Rochester Community Acupuncture is part of a growing international movement dedicated to providing affordable accessible healthcare.
See the video below of our clinic in action!
A winning endeavor for both patients & the clinic
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 gives people the opportunity to receive treatment as often as needed to get phenomenal results. It also creates sustainable jobs for acupuncturists, while engendering a warm community atmosphere amongst patients and staff!
The cost for each visit is set on a sliding-scale of $20 – $40. You decide what you pay with no questions asked or any sort of income verification. There is a $15 fee for the first visit only to cover the initial consultation, so plan to spend between $35 and $55 at your first visit. Learn more.
Use our client portal to schedule appointments online.
Fill out these forms before your first appointment.
Read through our FAQs to find answers to your questions!
Community Acupuncture in Action
You’re in good hands at Rochester Community Acupuncture. Our practitioners have over 20 years combined clinical experience and have successfully treated thousands of clients, of many age groups, who have struggled with a variety of illnesses and ailments in their lives. Just under 73,000 acu-naps have been taken in our chairs since we opened in 2009. We are glad you found our clinic and are excited to be your neighborhood place for everyday healing.
Hours & Location
We are located in Village Gate Square on the 4th floor of building 302.
302 Goodman St N #403
Rochester, NY 14607
Our Appointment Times:
Mon: 9:20 – 1:20 & 2 – 6
Tues: 9 – 1 & 3 – 7
Wed: 9:20 – 1:20
Thurs: 10 – 2 & 2:30 – 6:30
Fri: 9 – 1
Sat: 9 – 1 *
Same day appointments are often available. Please call ahead or book online!
*We are currently open 2-3 Saturday’s per month.
Voluntary Closure 3/16-4/1
To support community health and safety we have decided to stay home for the next two weeks with the hopes that participating in this effort will help keep the spread of COVID-19 to a minimum. This has been a difficult decision to make because we know that many people rely on the care they receive at RCA. We stand in solidarity with other small businesses having to make similar decisions. Thanks for your support and understanding.
See you soon! Love, RCA
Parking is available in the lots to the side of our building (there is a giant mural painted on building 302) behind building 320 (entrance is off N. Goodman just before the train tracks) or to the very back of Village Gate behind building 274. More about parking
Rochester Community Acupuncture
Rochester, NY 14607
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most common and dependable medical therapies used in the world. It is by nature simple, safe and effective health care.
Acupuncturists use thin, sterile disposable needles inserted superficially into specific areas of the body in order to help the body’s ability to heal itself. Energy flows in our body through a network of meridians, like a highway system. Injury, congestion, and stress can interrupt the smooth flow of energy throughout the body, creating a “traffic jam”. In a highway system, congestion may also cause traffic to be backed up on secondary roads that feed into or out of the affected area. This is true in the body, too. Any disruption in the flow of energy, can affect many processes of the body (e.g. digestion, the ability to sleep and the immune system). Acupuncture helps clear blockages (traffic jams) in the flow of energy, enabling our natural healing processes to function effectively.
Why do people get acupuncture?
People get acupuncture for many different reasons. Here are a few responses to a question that may have hundreds of answers:
to help you relax
to help you feel more energized
to help you avoid illness/injury
to help alleviate physical pain
to help you think more clearly
to help you stop thinking (especially around bedtime)
to help with digestive issues (including GERD and IBS)
to use alongside many conventional therapies/medications for the purpose of augmenting their effect and lowering doses
to add legitimate choices for your health care assistance.
What does acupuncture treat?
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized acupuncture as a valuable healing modality for over 40 specific health conditions, including:
Anxiety & stress
Allergies & Asthma
Coughs & colds (including sinus congestions, sore throat, fever, body aches)
Digestive issues (including constipation, bloating, gas, diarrhea, heartburn)
Headaches or migraines
High blood pressure
Lower back pain
Menopausal symptoms (including hot flashes, night sweats)
Menstrual problems (including PMS, painful / heavy periods, absence of periods)
Muscle or joint pain
Side-effects of medications (e.g. chemotherapy)
More questions about acupuncture and our clinic?