Join the Revolution!
Although we're pretty worked up about the rising costs of healthcare and the status quo that's made acupuncture inaccessible to most of our neighbors, you can extinguish your torches and put down your pitchforks. This isn't that type of revolution. Instead, we've joined The Calmest Revolution Ever Staged to put acupuncture within reach of our neighbors. Our community.
We invite you to review the many ways to Join the Revolution! and contribute in any way you can. Together, we can revolutionize healthcare in our community and beyond.
We are proud members of the People's Organization of Community Acupunture (POCA) a not-for-profit multi-stakeholder coop working to make acupuncture affordable and accessible for communities like ours across the country. As a clinic member of POCA, Accessible Acupuncture abides by stringent POCA guidelines for maximizing public access to our services such as maintaining low fees, being forthright about our fees and providing consistent operating hours.
The simple truth is that without POCA our clinic probably wouldn't even exist. Pretty cool, huh? What's even cooler is that you, too, can join The Calmest Revolution Ever Staged! because POCA is not just for clinics and acupuncturists. Community Acupuncture patients are invited and encouraged to join POCA as well. In fact, POCA has about twice as many patient members than acupuncturist members, and we think you'll agree that, just like yourself, the membership benefits are pretty darn awesome!
Get Yourself Some Acupuncture!
It's the best (and most relaxing) way to Join the Revolution & help extend our roots deeper into the community.
By receiving acupuncture, you're helping us, and clinics like ours, to maintain our lower pricing and establish a sustainable business so we can help others now and in the future. In addition to the various physiological benefits of acupuncture, you're also strengthening the all-important bond between the clinic and the community at the same time.
Besides receiving acupuncture at our clinic, you can also do so at any of the other POCA clinics across the country. For the location of a community acupuncture clinic near you, or to find a clinic close to a friend or family member, check out the POCA Locate-A-Clinic page!
Bring A Friend!
Know anyone who could really use some acupuncture? Yeah, we thought so. Who couldn't use it, right?
Why not bring them with you? Having a thoughtful friend, like yourself, offering to join them might be all it takes to introduce them to the OMG-that-was-so-incredible-I-can't-believe-I-survived-this-long-without-it goodness that they're missing. Odds are pretty good they'll thank you for it and might even pick up the tab next time you get together to enjoy a tasty beverage.
Rumor has it that getting acupuncture isn't a shabby way to start off a date night. We think that's some supra-genius thinking right there.
Tell Folks About Us!
We've learned that the most effective advertising available is when our patients spread the word about us (and acupuncture) to their friends, family, coworkers and even strangers. Not only is this very effective, it also allows us to keep our advertising costs and overhead down which, in turn, has a profound impact on our ability to keep our prices down. It's pretty darn nice how that works, isn't it?
The Ripple Effect
Let’s face it - the more people who hear about the benefits of acupuncture and try it for themselves, the better it is for all of us. As you've probably experienced yourself, people tend to be less angry, less stressed and be in a more easy-going, forgiving, patient, generous and understanding mood after receiving acupuncture.
Couldn't the world use a little more of that? We think so too.
So what better way to initiate a positive ripple-effect in our community than to spread the word about us and community acupuncture?
So Many Ways to Spread The Word
We’re humbled by the opportunity to provide one of the best bargains in town and we’d appreciate anything you can do to spread the word. Here are just a few ideas:
* LIKE US & CHECK-IN
* REVIEW US
* POST a flyer!
Post one of our flyers where others may see it. Do you know of a place with a community bulletin board? Perhaps there is a place to post a flyer in the employee lounge at the office? You can download and print any of our flyers here [link coming soon] or pick some up that we’ve already printed for you at the clinic. Please note that as much as we’d love to see our flyers plastered all over the next space shuttle, a Lynx bus or your favorite watering hole, please be respectful and courteous when deciding how and where you post our flyers. Ask permission whenever applicable and, if in doubt about it being an appropriate location, just don’t post it. Our objective is to share the good news, not to upset anyone or be a nuisance. That's just not our modus operandi.
* TELL A STRANGER!
The next time you hear someone complaining about their back pain, headaches, crazy menstrual cycle, inability to sleep or whatever, feel free to tell them about us!
Next time someone is angry or mean to you, odds are pretty good they haven't had acupuncture recently, if ever, so calmly suggesting they get some acupuncture might be more productive then being mean in return. We've found that kindness and acupuncture can be like kryptonite to mean angry people.
* DONATE SUPPLIES & get a tax deduction!
Occasionally we may be in need of supplies, furniture, services or whatever and will list them below. Since we are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, you can deduct the fair market value of your donations on Schedule A of your tax return.
Make us Smile!
Do you shop at Amazon? If so, you could participate in the AmazonSmile program which is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite local charitable organization (ahem – we suggest that might be us!) every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to The Accessible Acupuncture Initiative, Inc. (that's our formal name registered with the IRS, but it should come up if you search Accessible Acupuncture)!
To learn more about this easy way to help at no additional cost to you, check out this FAQ page
Find Us Some Ears!
Know of a group or organization that might be interested in, and could benefit from, a presentation on acupuncture? If so, we’re eager to spread the word about acupuncture and can customize a presentation as necessary to align with the particular group’s focus. Just share our contact information with them or provide us with contact info (things tend to work better when we have the name of an insider) and a brief background description of the group of folks you feel could benefit from learning more about acupuncture.
Find Us Some Satellites!
One great thing about acupuncture is that it’s incredibly ‘transportable’ with very little required to bring acupuncture to wherever folks may already gather, such as community spaces, nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation and counseling centers, schools etc.
Our long-term vision is for Accessible Acupuncture to operate satellite clinics that operate on a regular basis in these kinds of spaces in order to make acupuncture even more accessible to our community. If you know of any such locations or organizations that might be interested in working with us to establish a satellite clinic, please Contact Us with their contact info.