How It Works

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…

We are part of a movement! Tracing its American roots back to an acupuncture collective based on high-volume treatment models often practiced in Asia and founded by black and brown revolutionaries in the Bronx in 1970, 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!

From the cover of “Fractal: About Community Acupuncture” by Lisa Rohleder, L.Ac.

Beggars can too be choosers…

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 who could benefit from the stress relief that acupuncture provides but who cannot afford treatment in these financially difficult pandemic times.

  • Acupuncture in two different settings
  • Workshops in two different formats
  • Additional modalities such as massage therapy
  • All offerings on an affordable sliding scale
The sign on the door to our community acupuncture setting. Through our grant-funded Pandemic Stress Relief Program, EVERYONE can afford a community acupuncture treatment at Even Out!

Better safe than sorry…

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 wheelchair-accessible, we have had LGBTQ awareness training, we have designed our treatment spaces with body diversity in mind, we seek to subvert medical racism, 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.

Our clinic is wheelchair-accessible and “LGBTQ-accessible.” As our restroom sign shows, we believe that humans–regardless of gender identity or expression–use toilets.
Our payment station. You choose not only what–but how–to pay. We accept cash, check, and card. Gift certificates are also available!