Please take a minute to read this Welcome Letter. It contains important information that you need to know about getting treatments at Joy Community Acupuncture.
We Have a Sliding Scale:
$25-$45 per treatment +$15 for the first visit only.
No income verification, pay what you can afford.
If you have insurance, please verify your insurance here.
We treat in a Community Setting
People are treated in the same room. There are two small treatment rooms in the clinic.
There is no disrobing, so wear loose comfortable clothes.
The collective energy of being treated in a group enhances your treatment.
Families and friends can come together.
Stay as long as you like; or we’ll help you figure out what’s best for you.
We use mostly distal points on the arms and legs to treat most everything.Our affordable fees mean that most people can actually get enough treatments to get better and stay better.
We are licensed acupuncturists, using sterile disposable needles.
Our mission is to provide quality affordable acupuncture. Our clinic is peaceful and friendly place that welcomes all people. We strive to empower our patients, workers, and volunteers with a healthcare model that requires responsibility, participation, and community building.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:
Your First Session
- Arrive at least 15 minutes early.
- Bring your completed Health History & Consent Forms (download here)
- If you cannot print it out, you will be able to fill it out upon your arrival.
- Wear loose comfortable clothing that you can roll up above your elbows and knees.
- Drink plenty of water during the day.
We are licensed acupuncturists and do not provide primary care or diagnose medical conditions, though we often provide complimentary care for conditions that require a physician’s attention. If you have a serious medical condition, for example, an infection, growth or injury that won’t heal, you need to see a primary care doctor (MD, DO, ND.)
Please call or leave us a message 24 hours before your appointment if you need to cancel or we will ask you to pay a $20 missed appointment fee.
When you go back for treatment get yourself ready by choosing a recliner, removing shoes and socks, pushing up your sleeves and pants before the acupuncturist arrives.
If you need a blanket, earplugs, or a special pillow, feel free to use ours, or bring your own from home.
We all create our quiet peaceful setting by speaking softly, and not too much.
Please turn off your cell phones and other electrical devices.
Strong scents, perfumes, aftershave, body care/hair products, and detergents trigger allergic reactions and headaches for other. Please try to minimize the use of these before you come to the clinic.
Wear shoes in the clinic.
Commitment to the Process of Healing
Acupuncture is a process. Every now and then, acupuncture will act like a “miracle cure”, and a person will have all of their symptoms disappear after only one treatment – but that is a rare event. Acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s own self-healing mechanisms; it is gentle and safe and usually gradual. Almost everybody who gets acupuncture will need a series of treatments to get good results, which is one big reason we came up with our sliding scale. If you don’t come in often enough or long enough, acupuncture probably won’t work well for you. Your acupuncturist will suggest a treatment plan to you, meaning, how many treatments we think you will need to get good results; please let us know if you have any questions about your treatment plan, and please stick with it to the best of your ability.
PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!
Let others know about your experiences and successes with us.
We are able to keep our prices low in part because of the extraordinary amount of marketing that our patients do on our behalf. We are grateful for this.
We are a community based business and do not receive any grants or funding from sources other than our patients. We need your help to get the word out about the benefits of acupuncture, and that it is affordable.
We accept cash and checks only.