Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for two community acupuncture treatments ($80 value)
- $45 for four community acupuncture treatments ($150 value)
As guests lounge in the large recliners of the communal clinic, licensed acupuncturists place sterile, disposable needles along specific points on their arms, legs, and heads. Treatments can last for up to one hour and target a wide range of ailments, from chronic headaches and back pain to stress, allergies, and insomnia.
Tucson Community Acupuncture
The treatment room at Tucson Community Acupuncture almost resembles a literary salon where, after a particularly active discussion, the visitors have all fallen asleep. In reality, they are just relaxing as strategically placed needles work to stimulate their bodies' healing energies. Licensed acupuncturists walk between the plush recliners to seat newcomers, prompting them to roll up their sleeves and pants cuffs for the distal treatment—a discipline that places needles on the hands, feet, and head to relieve nearly any ailing area.
Staffers believe that everyone should have access to their services, not just those who can afford private appointments or aggressive pet hedgehogs. They operate on a sliding-scale-based payment system, enabling clients to pay what they can for each visit. By performing affordable acupuncture in a group setting, the clinic follows Asian traditions of communal healing and helps guests establish a regular habit of receiving treatment. This approach has garnered favorable attention from Arizona Illustrated and Tucson Weekly —the readers of Tucson Weekly have voted the clinic Best Alternative Health Center for five years.
Undoubtedly, the comforting ambiance also serves as a draw. Patients remain in their chairs for as long as they like and can bring personal items, such as iPods, pillows, and minuscule balls of yarn to knit with spare needles. Flexible hours in the morning, afternoon, and evening suit busy schedules seven days a week.