Acupuncturist is taking a client's pulses. The clients arms are tattooed and resting on a green fleece blanket.

Community Acupuncture

Book a Community Acupuncture session 


Christina Chan, R.Ac.
Susan Shields, R.Ac.
Veronica Palmer-Jones, R.Ac.
Jenica Geisler, R.Ac. (Sub)

Affordable & accessible

Acupuncture treatments offered in a supportive group setting at sliding scale rates. Community acupuncture = affordable and accessible holistic health care. Find out more about Community Acupuncture, read our FAQs page 

NEW clients

$45-65 sliding scale (includes $10 paperwork fee). Information for NEW clients


$35-55, pay what you can afford. We accept cash, cheque & debit.
We accept cash, cheque & debit. We hope to LIMIT credit card payments to help to ensure more goes to the clinic rather than to credit card processing fees. We really appreciate it if that is an option for you.

For those who cannot afford our current rates

Susan and Veronica are now offering a limited number of treatments at a reduced price to returning clients. If you would like to come in for pokes, but are unable to afford our regular sliding scale prices, please contact the practitioner you would like to see at the email address provided below. Please check whose schedule will work best for you as sessions can only be used with that one practitioner.


Community Acupuncture (CA) entails high volume acupuncture provided in a supportive group setting at sliding scale rates (typically $15-40/session). Community Acupuncture is both a practice/business model as well as a social movement first founded by Lisa Rohleder and Skip Van Meter, both Licensed Acupuncturists in Portland OR. It makes acupuncture an accessible option to a wider range of individuals who otherwise could not afford the going rate for acupuncture. It is also a modern take on how acupuncture is traditionally provided in Asia; in a large open space, treating many people at once, quickly, efficiently and effectively.

In setting up the first CA clinic, the founders asked some simple questions: What were the barriers to people getting acupuncture? What is really necessary for acupuncture treatments? How can acupuncturists make a sustainable income providing treatments to more people? The result is the CA model, which includes some fundamental re-imaginings of what acupuncture is and can be, and many helpful systems that help clinics run smoothly.

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