Community acupuncture is the practice of treating multiple people at a time in one room.
A great way to receive the benefits of acupuncture in a cozy community setting, at a more affordable rate. Because acupuncture channels give us access to the core of the body, points on the arms, legs, and head can be used for treatment, and there is no need to disrobe.
Most any condition that can be treated with private acupuncture, can also be treated in the community setting. The goal of the community acupuncture clinic is to offer safe, effective, and affordable care to as many people as possible.
Initial appointments are $75 and follow-up appointments are $60. Packages are available at a reduced fee ($50 per visit) with options to pay monthly.
Treatment sessions can be expected to last up to 75 minutes for the first visit and 45 minutes to 1 hour for follow-ups.
The number of follow-up appointments recommended can vary based on your practitioner’s suggested treatment plan.
Book a session by calling us at 703-522-7637 or through our MindBody booking page by selecting the Massage & Bodywork Tab and then clicking on Community Acupuncture.
Welcome To Our Community Acupuncture Clinic
We are so happy you are here. The information on this page answers some of the most common questions we get about the clinic!
What is community acupuncture?
In most settings in the west, acupuncture is performed in a private room, much like when one receives a massage. In community acupuncture many people are treated simultaneously in one large room. This is the way acupuncture is administered in most places in the east. By treating patients in a community setting, more people can be treated in the same amount of time, and costs can be greatly reduced, thus making this type of medicine more accessible to more people. Because the acupuncture channels give us access to the core of the body, points on the arms, legs, and head can be used for treatment, and there is no need to disrobe. Please remember to wear loose, comfortable clothing so that we can easily access the points we need. Most any condition that can be treated with private acupuncture can also be treated in the community setting.
What should I expect in my first treatment?
The first time you come for any acupuncture treatment your acupuncturist will do a comprehensive intake. Because the intake is done in the community room, we ask everyone to keep their voices down, to maintain privacy and serenity in the room. To keep this process efficient, please make sure to have filled out your intake forms online! After this intake the acupuncturist will devise a treatment plan, show you to a table, and insert needles, after which you will be able to relax amongst other patients while your body does the work!
How long does it take for acupuncture to work?
If you have ever had a massage, you know that while you usually feel relaxed right after, an injury or ailment can take a number of treatments to improve. This is also the case with acupuncture, and long-standing illnesses can take longer treatment. It is common for acupuncture treatment to take 5-10 treatments once or twice a week to see substantial improvement or resolution. We are committed to the work of healing and ask that you also be committed with your time and patience.
Anything else I should know about the clinic?
In the interest of keeping a community minded space please speak to your acupuncturist in hushed tones and refrain from conversations with other patients. Please do not wear perfume or other strongly scented lotions or oils. Please do wear loose comfortable clothing, keep your personal belongings with you, and turn off your cell phone. We also invite you to bring your own blanket if you think you might get cold during treatment. Keep in mind that your initial visit could last up to 75 minutes and follow-up visits 45 minutes to 1 hour.