What is Community Acupuncture?
In a community acupuncture setting, patients receive treatment on our reclining chairs and share a comfortable, clean, and calm environment with other patients. Because acupuncture meridians run all along the body from the extremities to the core and back again, anyone in shorts or loose-fitting pants and a t-shirt is perfectly dressed to receive a complete acupuncture treatment, regardless of their health concerns!
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?
An initial consultation is recommended 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 anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes and your acupuncturist will work with you to establish a recommended treatment and follow-up schedule that is right for you.
When is Community Acupuncture Offered?
For your convenience, we offer community acupuncture two days per week on Tuesday and Friday from noon until 6:00 p.m. You are encouraged to reserve your spot in advance by calling the clinic at 604-974-8999. Drop-ins are on a first come, first serve basis.
*Feel free to bring earplugs or an iPod, bring your favorite pillow, eye mask, and dress is comfy un-restrictive clothing.
Community Acupuncture at the IV is offered by Sarah McGuire, RAc. For more information about Sarah and her practice visit our website: www.theIV.ca