Welcome to Joy Community Acupuncture!
$25 to $45 sliding scale with $15 initial paperwork fee
Front and Back Treatment $60 – $70
Cupping $20 -$25
Gua Sha (Spoon Massage) $20 -$25
Cosmetic Acupuncture (Facial) $10 -$20
Our practice accepts insurance for acupuncture patients. In order to best serve you, we can verify your insurance benefits before you arrive. Please click on the link above and complete the online form. We will contact you as soon as the benefits are established.
Joyce is able to accept in network CIGNA, FALLON (most plans), TUFTS and HARVARD PILGRIM HEALTHCARE – all of this based on your coverage policy. Also, Workers Comp, Personal Injury Protection, and Veteran’s Insurance.
Michelle is able to accept out of network coverage for Cigna, Fallon, Tufts, Harvard Pilgrim, and also Worker’s Comp, Personal Injury Protection, and Veteran’s Insurance.
FSA/HSA coverage: Acupuncture is a covered medical expense from these accounts. If you have a debit card for your FSA/HSA account, you may pay with it. If you do not have a debit card from one of these accounts, we will provide you with a detailed receipt to file with your insurance company.
Joy Community Acupuncture is an affordable, accessible acupuncture treatment clinic in Newton, MA and modeled after the POCA community (People’s Organization for Community Acupuncture, pocacoop.com). Our aim is to offer high quality, individualized treatments by an experienced practitioner, in a calm, peaceful space. We are able to keep treatment prices low by providing the treatment in a community setting, which offers the additional benefit of a healing environment and the support of others around you. Pricing is on a sliding scale from $25-$45 per session ($15 intake fee for new patients). Pay what feels comfortable to you within these amounts. No income verification is needed.
Acupuncture can be used to provide relief from a wide range of conditions from sports injuries, to digestive problems, to general stress and fatigue. For more examples of specific conditions and the expected treatment duration, check our FAQ.
How It Works
After a brief intake, patients sit in comfortable padded reclining chairs. You should wear comfortable clothes, which you can roll up to above your elbows & knees. The acupuncturist selects points, usually on the arms, legs and ears. The needles are sterile, individually wrapped, and used only once. Acupuncture needles are very small and when placed exactly on the most effective point many patients feel immediate relief. The patient then relaxes back in their chair for the remainder of the session which usually lasts 30-45 minutes, then the needles are removed. For best results, patients should plan on scheduling regular treatments at consistent intervals. More frequent treatments may be needed at the beginning of a course of therapy.
Hours of Operation:
Monday: Joyce 9 am – 7 pm
Tuesday: Michelle 9 am – 1 pm, Joyce 2 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesday: Joyce 1 pm – 7 pm
Thursday: Joyce 9 am – 7 pm
Friday: Michelle 9 am – 1 pm, Joyce 2 pm – 6 pm
Saturday: Joyce 9 am – 1 pm
Joyce Nemser, Lic. Ac. | 617 510 0559
Michelle Racine, Lic. Ac. | 339 545 1119
Looking for Volunteers to help in clinic with tasks such as filing, organizing, putting up posters. Two-hour shifts with a free treatment each week. Contact me if you are interested, firstname.lastname@example.org