FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY AND HOW IS COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE OFFERED AT SUCH A LOW PRICE?
We keep our operational costs low by keeping the treatment space open so more patients can be seen at one time. This is how acupuncture is often administered in China. Private room acupuncture is a development mainly introduced by the US.
There is power in healing together. Sharing a collective space generates not only powerful healing Qi but also brings people together to heal. This helps to counteract modern society's isolation and loneliness that exacerbates many of our modern diseases.
Our mission is to generate healing justice because we know our collective liberation is tied to healing our individual and collective trauma and pain. This is more possible when healing is accessible in terms of not only affordability but also when barriers related to race, gender, class and other dynamics are acknowledged and removed.
WHAT CAN ACUPUNCTURE TREAT AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Many of our patients are living with chronic anxiety, stress, depression, pain, digestive upset, insomnia, menstrual discomfort, and other conditions that we can see and those we cannot see.
We provide a space that offers our bodies the space to rest, center, ground and encourage a natural process of healing. Acupuncture enhances this process.
We work together to listen to your body within a framework of Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostics. Your tongue, pulse, and areas on your arms, hands, legs and feet help tell us where the acupuncture points should be placed.
HOW IS COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE DIFFERENT FROM ACUPUNCTURE IN A PRIVATE ROOM?
The points used at Tune Up Community Acupuncture are the same ones that are used in private room acupuncture.
You can rest as long or longer with the needles in at a community acupuncture clinic.
We check your tongue and pulse to diagnose and treat just as in a private room setting.
The main difference is the amount of discussion we can have. In the community setting, talking is brief as we use our diagnostic tools to decide how to treat. If you prefer a more conversational approach we encourage you to seek a private room acupuncturist.