Rochester Community Acupuncture opened in January 2009 as a way to offer an alternative to the high cost of acupuncture in our community.
Along with our colleagues at The People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA), we work to employ, encourage, train and mentor licensed acupuncturists who wish to follow the Community Acupuncture clinic model, helping to make acupuncture available to anybody in the U.S. who is interested, regardless of means or insurance coverage.
Meet the Acupunks
Janeane Munn, L.A.c., Co-founder
Janeane graduated from The Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in 2008 and is licensed to practice acupuncture in New York. She is a Rochester native and lives in the city with her husband, two daughters and Cockapoo (who is often mistaken for a Muppet). In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading fantasy and sci-fi novels, going to shows (esp. her husband’s local rock band) and watching her toddler & preschooler discover the many wonders of life.
Angela Pauling, L.A.c., Co-founder
Angela also received her training and degree at The Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is a NYS licensed acupuncturist. Angela and her son reside in Brighton, and love to explore the city and its surrounding parks where they hike, bike, run and play.
Why do we use a sliding scale?
Acupuncture is most effective when it is done frequently and regularly – once or more a week is usually required to make progress. We recognize that everyone has a different set of financial circumstances and thus a different ability to pay for healthcare. Rochester Community Acupuncture uses a sliding scale of $20 – $40 to help you carry out a more frequent course of treatment. Experience shows us that those who get the best results with acupuncture begin with 2-3 treatments per week for 2-4 weeks. After that, many people follow up with weekly treatments for a month or so. For chronic or complex conditions, it may be necessary to do several rounds of treatment. This is why it is so important that acupuncture be affordable. We want you to come in often enough to really get better and stay better!
The purpose of the sliding scale is to help you separate the issues of money and treatment in order to get good results. You decide what fits your budget on any given day and there is never any need to prove your income. Everyone gets the best treatment possible—regardless of how much you pay on the sliding scale.
Keep in mind that we also have financial obligations, so please pay what you can. This way you get the treatment that you need and we get to keep providing it for you. We hope this will be a sustainable arrangement that everyone benefits from.
What our patients are saying
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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 clinics in North America! To learn more about POCA, visit the POCA website.