Susanna's appointment hours at SPCA:
Fridays: 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturdays: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
See the FAQs for information regarding the differences between private and community-style treatments.
What is Community Acupuncture?
Community acupuncture is describes a model where multiple patients are treated at the same time in the same room. This keeps the fees lower to enable you to get frequent treatments without cost becoming a deterrent. Sliding-scale fees range from $40-$60 per treatment, based upon your ability to pay. Initial visits have an additional $25 evaluation fee.
Why Get COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture is most effective when treatments are regular and frequent. Healing is a process, and it takes time and repetition to resolve many health concerns. Getting acupuncture 2 times per week for 3-5 weeks is recommended in order to jumpstart your healing process and see optimal results. After this initial series of treatments, you should feel significant improvement, and can space out your treatments to weekly or bi-weekly. The community acupuncture model is a great way to recieve a series of treatments at a lower cost.
What is a community acupuncture treatment like?
When you come in for treatment at SPCA, up to three other patients will already be in the room receiving acupuncture and resting. Conversations are held in low voices when discussing your health concerns and goals for treatment. Soothing music plays in the background to keep the environment quiet and peaceful. Wear loose fitting clothing that allows for pants to be rolled up to the knee and shirts to the elbow, as you remain clothed during treatment..
Community acupuncture appointments are booked in 15 minute increments, which encompasses the time that Susanna spends talking with you, putting your needles in as well as performing any other modalities that may be appropriate for you on that given day. After that, you have an additional 30 minutes to relax with the needles in your body. Visits lasts approximately 45-55 minutes.