Welcome to The Community Acupuncture Project — Affordable Healthcare for All.

Our Sliding Scale is $20-$50. Pay what works for you.

DECEMBER SPECIALS

Nap Packs are back! $175 for 10 treatments. On sale at the clinic December 13-23.

Fine print details: One nap pack per person. Gifting a Nap Pack? Just tell us the name of the recipient. No expiration. No refunds. No sharing. Cash or check. First time $10 initial fee applies to new patients.
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HEALING JUSTICE
We are grateful to be participating in a national day of healing justice on Thursday, December 18th. All proceeds raised will be donated to racial justice organizing and the Black Lives Matter Ferguson Bail and Support Fund. Sonja will be back at the clinic. Jennifer and Lynn will both be needling this day. Come in for a treatment and support this important work.
Free treatments all afternoon on Thursday, 12/18/14 for high school students active in the protests for police accountability and racial justice in Seattle. Spread the word!
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Join us in honoring customer service industry workers during this busy shopping season: Retail workers receive $15 treatments all month long
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Offering you ease in introducing your friends and guests to acupuncture! Visiting friends and family deal: Existing patients bring in a new friend or family member and receive two treatments for $40. Schedule both appointments online
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Looking for present ideas or stocking stuffers?
Gift certificates + t-shirt = $50 for your friends and family!

Check out the Bastyr University article about our clinic!

http://www.bastyr.edu/news/general-news-home-page/2013/11/acupuncture-all-alumna-leads-community-care-model

Our clinic is located in the heart of the West Seattle junction. You will find upon visiting that there is an amazing healing power in the simplicities of people, needles and stillness.

What is different about our clinic?

We treat in a community setting
Whereas most acupuncturists in the US treat people in individual cubicles, Community Acupuncture takes place in a healing group setting. Patients sit together in comfortable recliners and benefit from the healing energy from one another. This approach is similar to how acupuncture is practiced in China. The community setting allows for more time for treatment, instead of the needles being retained for at most half an hour. Our patients decide for themselves when they feel ”done;” in fact, many people fall asleep and wake feeling refreshed.

One of the largest benefits of a community setting is that it is possible for friends and family members to receive treatment together and many find it comforting as the collective energetic field (group chi) nurtures the entire group.

We practice a blend of acupuncture styles, mostly relying upon ”distal” points in the hands, feet and head to treat problems in other parts of the body. This means that you will not need to disrobe. For points located on the back or on the torso, we advise our patients to wear loose fitting clothing so we can easily gain access to those parts of the body.

We have a sliding scale
Our goal is to offer affordable acupuncture with a sliding scale (from $20-$50) so that our treatment is accessible to more members of the community. We work on the honor system and patients pay what works for them, there is no income verification necessary. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine have many benefits. In the United States, these healing forms have historically been enjoyed by only a small proportion of the population. Most acupuncturists see one or two patients per hour and charge between $65 and $175 per treatment. They tend to spend a long time talking with each patient, going over medical records, asking many questions. We don’t – and this is a very important difference. In order to make acupuncture affordable for you and still make a living, we streamline our treatments and see multiple patients per hour. Instead of asking lots of questions, we are more problem focused and rely on our diagnostic skills to treat you. This is exactly how acupuncture is traditionally practiced in Asia – many patients per hour and very little talking.

Research in the United States (as well as thousands of years of tradition in Asia) has shown that acupuncture is most effective when it is done frequently and regularly – one treatment per week is the absolute minimum required to make progress on any kind of health issue, and unfortunately, usually all people can afford. Our sliding scale allows you to come as often as necessary to get you well and to help you stay well.

The mission of the Community Acupuncture Project is to provide high quality treatment at affordable rates to as many people as possible, and as often as necessary. This philosophy represents a growing movement in the U.S. called ‘working class acupuncture.’ To read more about this, please visit the website www.pocacoop.com.

Anti Discrimination Philosophy

The practitioners at CAP do not discriminate based on race, age, religion, ability, marital status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, height, weight, national origin, language, education, HIV or immigration status. We do everything possible to create a welcoming clinic environment for all members of our communities.