Community Acupuncture

Community Acupuncture

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: