Community Acupuncture is offered Wednesday, Thursdays and Saturdays only. To see our schedule click here.
What is community acupuncture?
Community acupuncture is a nationwide movement to create access to acupuncture by removing the barrier of cost from healing and provide low cost treatment.
We offer treatments on a sliding scale of $35-50 per visit, you decide what is affordable within that range. There is a one-time paperwork fee of $10 for the first visit. There is no income verification. To schedule a treatment, read more here.
What can I expect during my visit? How is it different from traditional acupuncture?
Treatments are administered in a small group setting. That means you will be treated alongside other patients in a comfortable, communal setting, rather than a private room. For your first session, there will be a private consultation prior to your treatment. Points on the arms, legs, and head are used so it isn’t necessary to undress.
Do the needles hurt?
Acupuncture needles are very thin and are not painful like hypodermic needles. Most patients find that there is no discomfort. The needles are retained for 20-30 minutes while you relax. The needles are sterile and are disposed of after each treatment.
How do I prepare for my visit?
- Please wear comfortable, loose clothing that allow access to areas below the elbows and knees.
- Eat something about an hour before your appointment.
- We ask that you refrain from wearing any perfumes or scented oils within the clinic.
- Silence is expected during your treatment. Please turn off your cellphones.
What can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat all types of conditions. Acupuncture is most effective when used frequently. How many treatments you will need will be determined by your condition and is different for everyone. Two to three treatments may be sufficient for an acute condition and a series of 8-15 may be needed for a more chronic condition. Your acupuncturist may prescribe a Chinese herbal formula in conjunction which help prolong the effects of your treatment. These prices vary.
Here’s a list of symptoms or conditions that the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization studies have found acupuncture to be effective for:
- Allergies, asthma, colds
- Depression, anxiety, stress management
- Headache, migraines, hypertension
- Knee pain, low back pain, arthritis, and injury
- Smoking cessation
- And much more…
Can I get acupuncture during pregnancy or while I’m trying to conceive?
Yes! Acupuncture is safe during all stages of pregnancy and is an effective treatment for many pregnancy-related conditions. Regular acupuncture treatments also help balance the cycle, increasing the chances for a healthy conception. All of the acupuncturists at Atlanta Community Acupuncture are thoroughly trained in the treatment of women’s health, fertility and pregnancy.
Where can I learn more?
View the documentary: “Community Acupuncture: The Calmest Revolution Ever Staged!”
Filmed by Brian Lindstrom and co-produced by community acupuncturist, Jessica Feltz, this 35 minute film follows six diverse community acupuncture patients and shows the impact of affordable acupuncture on their lives and communities. Lindstrom tells the story of the community acupuncture movement: how a small group of loud-mouthed, over-educated, under- employed activists and a massive group of ordinary people with average incomes revolutionized healthcare services by using large empty rooms, old recliner chairs, and two-cent needles.