We are part of a movement! Based on high-volume treatment models often practiced in Asia, the community acupuncture movement originated in Portland, Oregon, in 2002. We are so excited to support “the calmest revolution ever staged.” In fact, we like it so much, we even apply its trauma-informed care principles to treatments in our private acupuncture setting as well! Keep reading to learn more!
We did not reinvent the wheel, but we did put our own spin on it! We offer acupuncture in community and private settings, workshops in didactic and practical formats, and a number of additional modalities–all on an affordable sliding scale. You choose what is best for your healing, and your wallet. Additionally, starting October 20th, 2020, we will be offering limited FREE grant-funded community acupuncture treatments for those facing financial stress brought on or exacerbated by the pandemic.
- Acupuncture in two different settings
- Workshops in two different formats
- Additional modalities
We do our best to provide a safe space for everybody and are always eager to learn more about how we can do better to help you feel comfortable as you are. Our clinic is ADA accessible, we have had LGBTQ awareness training, we have designed our treatment spaces with body diversity in mind, and we practice trauma-informed care. Trauma-informed care takes as its core assumption, at the expense of no one, that everyone has a history of trauma.
Though different types of trauma can affect us in different ways, from not at all to myriad illnesses, one of the most common lasting consequences is heightened stress brought on by situations in which we feel we have no control. Besides determining what to pay, you have control over your experience at our clinic in a number of other ways. Our hands hold the acupuncture needles, but your hands hold the power in creating your own recovery story.