About Acupuncture

Acupuncture 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. As acupuncture has moved toward the mainstream in United States, it has been forced into a paradigm of one-on-one treatments and high prices, which has decreased not only patient access but treatment efficacy.

The group setting is pretty common with variety of of medical procedures if there is no need to undress. For examples: a blood drive, dialysis, physical therapy. The group treatment has benefits beyond just affordability. As with any kind of intentional group endeavor—such as yoga session, meditation, or prayer for example—when you do something with other people it raises the energy for everyone. It’s the same with acupuncture: receiving treatment in a room with others enhances healing energy field (Qi) of the treatment. It’s also nice for friends and family to be able to come in together for the path to better health.