How we treat

Treating patients in a group setting has always been traditional in Asia. However, most acupuncturists in the US treat patients on tables in isolated rooms. The community-clinic model forms a return to the traditional way. Treatments are simple and repeated frequently for best results  in our comfortable recliners or on tables in a quiet, soothing community room. Here at Community Acupuncture Ukiah, patients remain clothed (rolled up sleeves and pants only, sometimes exposed back for back-treatments)

Many people find it comforting to have others around them, rather than being alone in a private room. The precious silence and collective healing energy that everybody present in the treatment room creates, enhances the power of each individual’s treatment. Also, it is wonderful and fun to bring your family and friends along for a restful and healing time together!

What to Expect

In order to give you a tailor-made Acupuncture treatment we need to gather a bit of information about your health and health history. Please arrive 15 minutes early  to complete your paperwork in our clinic or, to save your time and also for your convenience, download the new client paperwork below and fill it out at home. 


Health Questionnaire.doc
Financial policy.doc


How does a session look like?

We will talk about your complaints and ask a few questions and answer those you might have before doing traditional Chinese Pulse- and Tongue Diagnosis. Then you will get ready and comfortable for your treatment and we place the needles. Afterwards all you have to do is rest, relax and enjoy the acupuncture for anywhere between 25 minutes to an hour.


Follow-up Appointments

Since most medical conditions will need more than one or two treatments it is very likely that we will recommend a course of treatments that will give you good results. As a rule of thumb: Most chronic conditions need weekly treatments over a longer period of time, while acute conditions often can be treated quicker and with fewer sessions. Acupuncture’s effectiveness is cumulative, and patience may be necessary especially if dealing with a long standing health problem. It is important to us, that you do your best to commit to a given treatment plan, so you actually reach your health-goal and don’t miss out on the effectiveness and great benefits of acupuncture.

Our Policies

We charge $40-$50 for your first visit. Payments are due at the time of service. We accept cash, checks and credit cards. Kindly give 24-hour notice if you are unable to make your appointment. A fee of $30 will be charged for missed or late canceled or rescheduled appointments and $ 25 for bounced checks. We are unable to accept insurance but are happy to provide you with a receipt to submit for reimbursement.

Treatment Tips

  1. Try to avoid caffeine and other stimulating substances within 3 hours of your appointment.
  2. Eat something light an hour or so before your treatment.
  3. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
  4. Please no not smoke right before treatment or wear perfume or scented products.
  5. Kindly silence cell phone before you enter the clinic and lower your voice inside our space.
  6. Try to set aside some time to rest after each treatment.