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What's community acupuncture? 

Community acupuncture is acupuncture provided in a community setting. There are 5-6 lounge chairs set up in a large room and patients are booked in 15 minute intervals. On your first appointment, the practitioner will spend 10-15 minutes going over your intake form and asking some questions before putting needles in.

Why do we do that?

Well, acupuncture works best when you get it frequently. And one of the most major barriers to regular acupuncture appointments in the current complementary healthcare paradigm is cost of the appointment. When we provide acupuncture in a community setting, it allows us to keep costs for the patient down while bringing in enough money to keep the clinic running and pay the practitioners. Affordable acupuncture for all! 

A lot of people even prefer receiving acupuncture in a community-type clinic where you can come in with a friend or family member. And there's something to be said for the heightened relaxation that seems to come from a room of people all doing it at the same time. 

Payment is made on a sliding scale of $20-40 with a one-time $10 paperwork fee on your first appointment. Please pay whatever you are comfortable with within the scale. Do keep in mind that a series of treatments is usually required to get you feeling better. Treatments are covered by most extended healthcare plans.

Make an appointment, today by using our online booking software, sending us an e-mail or giving us a call at 289-426-2051. Alternatively, just come on by! We are at 464 King St. W and walk-ins are welcomed. 

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Should I get acupuncture?

Probably! There are lots of reasons to get acupuncture, some of which include:

  • To help you relax
  • To help relieve stress
  • To alleviate physical pain
  • To increase your energy
  • To support reproductive health
  • To help with a racing mind
  • To complement other medical care you are receiving from your naturopathic or medical doctor for a variety of diagnoses

costs

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Community acupuncture at Inland Island operates on a sliding scale, pay-as-much-as-you-can basis. Payment is made by cash, cheque or credit card. Receipts available, all treatments are covered under any private benefit plans that include naturopathic medicine.

Cost: $20-40/appointment

+ $10 one-time paperwork fee at initial appointment

As there is a $10 paperwork fee, please plan to pay $30-50 at your first appointment.

 

Community Acupuncturists

 

For more info on our acupuncturists click on their photo below

 
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How does community acupuncture work?

1. When you arrive, take your coat off and your shoes and place them on the rack by our front desk. We will keep an eye on them for you, but please bring any personal belongings to your recliner.

2. Walk through the curtains into the acupuncture studio. At the desk, please sign in and make a note if you need to leave at a particular time so the practitioner can make sure your needles are out. 

3. Pay before sitting down. Using one of the envelopes in the jar next to the beige + brown crock pot, put your cash in and place the envelope into the crock. If you are using change, please secure the envelope with paper-clips. If you would like to use your credit card, just speak to whoever is at the front desk. If it is your first appointment, please take a clipboard to fill out the intake and consent forms. 

4. Grab a cup of tea or water, choose a chair, and get comfy using the sheet + blankets in the basket behind your chair. Feel free to use earplugs or listen to music with headphones as a certain amount of noise in the clinic is inevitable. Use the basket to store any personal belongings you have with you.

5. Sit back, recline, relax. the practitioner will come by in a moment.

6. After your treatment, the practitioner will take out the needles and briefly talk about when you should come in next. Book your next appointment before you leave at the front desk.

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