What is Community Acupuncture?
Many people who receive acupuncture are treated in private rooms by their health care practitioner. The Community Acupuncture model is different, because treatments are done in a group setting. Tables and/or chairs are set up in a large room where multiple patients can receive acupuncture at the same time in a quiet peaceful atmosphere. You are encouraged to bring friends or family members with you, but keep in mind that a quiet, soothing environment is maintained at all times.
Why Community Acupuncture?
Effective: Acupuncture is cumulative, meaning the more you get the stronger the effect. Therefore, community acupuncture makes it easier to receive treatments more often at a reasonable price.
Natural: acupuncture is a safe and natural approach to addressing your health concerns. Side effects may include relaxation, elevated mood, decreased stress and better sleep.
Community oriented: Bring your friends, family, co-workers or anyone else you think could benefit from acupuncture. We’re all in this together!
How do I Start?
We start with a 25 min consultation with a Naturopathic doctor to get to know you and understand your health goals. You may be asked a wide range of questions about your symptoms, eating, exercise, sleep habits, emotional states and anything that may offer insight into your health. This initial consultation, is scheduled on a day prior to your first community acupuncture. The Naturopathic Doctor will work with you to establish a recommended treatment and follow-up schedule that is right for you.
Please Note: 15 minute follow-ups are recommended periodically during the course of the treatment plan and are determined on a case-by-case basis. The naturopathic doctor will work with you to establish an appropriate follow-up timeline. Usually, follow-ups will occur at one or two month intervals.
When is Community Acupuncture Offered?
We offer private acupuncture sessions with our Naturopathic Doctors at all times during practitioner hours. For your convenience, we offer community acupuncture two days per week on Monday and Friday mornings. You are encouraged to reserve your spot in advance by calling the clinic at 613-829-7100 although drop-ins are welcome once the initial consultation has been completed. Drop-ins are on a first come, first serve basis.
Every Monday and Friday (except Holidays): 9 am – 12 pm.
*Since we treat in an open space, we ask that speaking be done in a low tone of voice or whisper. Feel free to use earplugs or an iPod, bring your favourite pillow, eye mask, and dress is comfy un-restrictive clothing.
Before Your First Treatment
If you are not a current patient, you are required to have a 25 min consult with our treating naturopathic doctor prior to your first acupuncture session.
Please bring the completed intake form to your consult.
Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing and make sure you are well hydrated. We recommend that you eat a light snack before acupuncture but no heavy meals or strenuous physical activity.
For more information or to Book an appointment click here or Call 613-829-7100