COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE – Quicker Results at Less Cost
has been a community-based medicine for most of its long history. In
Asia, acupuncture has traditionally been practiced in group, rather
than individual settings. For acupuncture to be most effective,
patients need to receive it frequently and regularly -- far more
frequently and regularly than most insurance plans will pay for, or
most patients can afford to pay out-of-pocket. As acupuncture has moved
toward the mainstream in the West, it’s adopted a one-one-one spa-like
model – a model which is great for some, but too expensive and timely
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HOW DOES IT WORK? WHAT IS THE COMMUNITY SETTING LIKE?
acupuncture clinics represent a return to tradition. Community
acupuncturists focus on using “distal” points (below the knee and
elbow, and on the head and neck) so that patients can remain fully
clothed during treatment. Community acupuncture clinics often use
recliners rather than treatment tables. Many patients prefer a
community setting because they find it more relaxing, less isolating,
and can really tap into the healing energy of everyone in the room.
The sliding scale range used at Cape Fear Community Acupuncture meets the standards set forth by the Community Acupuncture Network
at $20-40 with no income verification. There is a $15 processing/intake
fee at the initial visit. We recommend coming in twice per week for the
first 2-4 weeks, and as certain results are attained treatments
may be spaced further apart. Treatment length 45 - 60 minutes.
2014 Community Clinic hours with Brendan Cook:
Thursdays 11:30-2:30 & 4:30-7:30;
Please call (631) 836-1762 to schedule.
Remember that if you still prefer
being treated in a one-on-one setting, Cape Fear Community Acupuncture
also offers private acupuncture – see the Menu of Services for pricing.