Amherst Community AcupunctureAddress: 86 Henry Street
Town: Amherst, MA 01002
Telephone: (413) 230-4464
Web site: http://www.amherstcommunityacupuncture.com/
Welcome to Our Community!
We want to make it possible for you to receive acupuncture regularly enough and long enough to get better and stay better. We want our community to be welcoming to all different kinds of people. We want to give you the tools to take care of your own health so that you will not need to rely on insurance companies and pharmaceuticals for costly, high-tech interventions.
Our treatment space is a large room with four massage tables, spaced from each other and separated by folding screens, to create a large, quiet, soothing space. Treating patients in a community setting has many benefits: it's easy for friends and family members to come in for treatment together; many patients find it comforting; and a collective energetic field becomes established which actually makes individual treatments more powerful.
This kind of collective stillness is a rare and precious thing in our rushed and busy society.
Most US acupuncturists also see only one patient per hour and charge $65 to $150 per treatment. They tend to spend a long time talking with each patient, going over medical records, asking many questions. We don't. The only way that we at ACA can make acupuncture affordable is to see multiple patients in an hour, in a community setting. So we have returned to the traditional approach; we still ask questions, especially your first time here, but we rely on pulse diagnosis and palpation of the body's meridians to decide how to treat you. This is exactly how acupuncture is practiced traditionally in Asia - many patients per hour and very little talking.
Our fee for acupuncture treatments is $30, with a sliding scale that goes from $20 to $40. You decide how much to pay.
We charge an additional $15 for the first session to cover paperwork and the extra time we spend with you on your first visit.