Every Tuesday night from 6 – 8PM at Good Medicine Collective
(231 York Street in Portland) we offer community-style acupuncture!
You never need a reason to get acupuncture – maybe you just need an uninterrupted hour to unplug and relax. We believe everyone deserves to boost their health & happiness through access to quality healthcare at a reasonable price.
Life can be stressful and fast-paced, which is why we love the community energy of everyone relaxing in stillness together in one large, safe space. It’s not a new concept; acupuncture in Asia is traditionally practiced this way. It’s a style that allows for the ease of coordinating being treated at the same time as friends, roommates or family.
What to Expect
The Community Room is upstairs at Good Medicine and best accessed using the side entrance on Brackett Street. Please note that unfortunately, this space is NOT handicap accessible. If you need handicap access and are without insurance coverage, please call and inquire about our Saturday clinic. We apologize for this. Upon your first appointment, there is some brief paperwork for you to fill out, so it’s helpful to arrive a few minutes early. We recommend you pay and schedule before your treatment as to not interrupt your acupuncture bliss as you’re leaving. The cost of treatment is $30.
When you come in, please help us create a space of collective relaxation by keeping your voice to a whisper and silencing any electronic devices. Inside the treatment room, there are mats on the floor with various props to help you get comfortable. There are a few reclining chairs facing the windows, but please allow those that cannot lay on the floor priority of these.
We’ve created a soothing space that we hope is comfortable to you. If you prefer your own music or silence, feel free to bring headphones or earplugs. Upon finding a space to get cozy, you may relax for up to 10 minutes before getting treated. Our acupuncturists keep the conversations short in order to focus in on your goals and customize a course of treatment. If you have any questions or concerns about acupuncture, feel free to voice them then. The needles stay in for approximately 30 minutes unless you prefer otherwise. You may fall asleep and that is OK. We encourage you to relax and enjoy your treatment. After the needles are removed, take your time getting up.
Acupuncture is a Cumulative Process
Acupuncture is a cumulative process. The philosophy behind it emphasizes holistic health and prevention. While acute conditions like a cold, stress or headache may improve after just one session, most symptoms will take a few treatments to work. Acupuncture is best utilized with consistency.
While there is less time to spend 1-on-1 time with your practitioner at Community Night to focus in on specific issues, we want to design a treatment plan catered to YOU. If you have questions about treatment plans, please ask. Some things that we may be able to help you with:
- pain management
- emotional & mental health
- digestive issues
- menstrual cycles
- immune boost
- stress & insomnia
How You Can Help
If you’ve enjoyed your treatments at Community Night, we would love for you to share your experience with a friend or family member. We believe in spreading the magic of acupuncture!