About Community Acupuncture
Imagine a quiet room with several people reclining in chairs and receiving acupuncture. It's the response to a need that many people have expressed who would like to get acupuncture but aren't willing to invest a large sum for it. Community acupuncture offers care in a community setting. It offers easy access to acupuncture treatment, allows families and friends to be treated together, and facilitates the comfort of healing with others rather than in isolation.
Some unique aspects to community acupuncture that you'll notice:
- You do not need to undress for your treatment. You just need to pull your sleeves up to your elbows and your pants up to your knees.
- Instead of an extended private conversation before your treatment, I will assess you quietly and briefly while you are in the treatment chair.
- You will not be the only person getting treatment in the room - you'll be part of a bigger healing process and therefore part of a larger healing energy field than if you were alone.
- Your appointment will take 45 minutes to an hour. Most of that time you will be receiving treatment.
- You invest $15 to $50 per treatment- keeping in mind that you may need a series of treatments before you feel the results you want. You pay what is comfortable for you. I want you to come in for acupuncture frequently enough and regularly enough to really feel better.
- I don't bill insurance companies. If you have insurance that covers acupuncture, you can fill out receipt to submit, but I cannot bill your insurance for you and will not send information to insurance companies.
- Some things you'll want to be aware of as you receive your acupuncture:
- Acupuncture is a process. Although many feel a difference after their first treatment, there's no "miracle cure". Most people
need a series of treatments to get good results.
- Usually 5-20 treatments will resolve an issue. If you don't come in often
enough or long enough, acupuncture probably won't work well for you.
- I will suggest a treatment plan to you, recommending how often you should come in initially.
- You can bring, within reason, whatever you need to make yourself comfortable - such as earplugs or headphones. I provide blankets, but if you prefer your own, you can bring those too. Your personal belongings stay with you in the treatment room.
- Community needs some flexibility. Many different kinds of people enjoy coming here for acupuncture - some snore, some don't. I invite you to be tolerant of others.
Copyright 2005, Ann Mongeau, L.Ac., RN, All rights reserved
Unity North Church, 11499 Martin St. NW, Coon Rapids, MN, 763-300-9811, firstname.lastname@example.org
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