The People's Acupuncture of AshevilleAn Affordable Community Clinic
We are open 7 days a week!
$25-45 per session
$35-$55 for the first appointment
*Multiple Hand Sanitizer stations located throughout the clinic. Everyone is required to either sanitise or wash hands upon entering the clinic.
*We do not allow anyone to come into the clinic who is sick. This includes fever, acute cough, acute diarrhea, sore throat, acute shortness of breath, or loss of taste or smell.
*All of our recliner treatments chairs are spaced at least 6 ft apart.
*All chair handles and baskets are disinfected between every patient.
*Sheets are changed between every patient.
*All sheets and towels are laundered daily.
*We no longer provide tea, blankets, or eye pillows. Feel free to bring your own.
*Frequently touched surfaces such as the office desk, waiting room chair, light switches, bathrooms, pens, door handles, clipboards etc. are disinfected throughout the day and at the end of every day.
*We have multiple large hepa air filters running 24/7 in every room of the clinic.
*Floors are swept and mopped with disinfectant every day.
*Waiting room has been reduced to one chair. No cloth furniture or rugs in the clinic. Lingering inside the clinic before or after a treatment is discouraged.
The People’s Acupuncture of Asheville is a community Acupuncture clinic committed to providing affordable Acupuncture. Through this model we provide treatments so that people can get the care they need to get better and stay better.
Our sliding-scale is $25-45 and $35-$55 for the first appointment.
You decide what you want to pay on our sliding scale. We do not ask for proof of income. We accept cash, check and credit card. We do not bill insurance, but will happily give you a receipt for you to send to your insurance company.
Acupuncture works best when received regularly and frequently. Our sliding scale is set to be affordable so that you can get treatments as often as you need to get better and stay better.
What to Expect
Community Acupuncture means that treatments are done in recliner chairs in a communal room. This is how our treatments are made so affordable!! We can treat anything through Acupuncture points accessible from this position, even areas like the low back or neck. We also have a room with a massage table reserved for patients who may not be able to lie in a recliner.
For your first Acupuncture treatment we recommend that you come in about 10 minutes early to fill out paperwork in our waiting room. You can also print and fill out your paperwork at home. Our paperwork is available in the forms page of this website or downloaded from your appointment confirmation email.
When your paperwork is done you will then come into our office. There we will sit with you for about 10 minutes and listen to your health issues and the reasons that you are seeking treatments.
From there you will proceed to the treatment space and get yourself ready for your treatment. This means silencing your phone, taking off your shoes and socks, and rolling your pants up to your knees and sleeves to your elbows. We have bins next to every chair for you to put your things. Once you are comfortably reclined in your chair we will come in and give you an Acupuncture treatment.
You will then rest with the needles for about 45 minutes. We have quiet music playing in the background. Feel free to bring headphones to listen to your own device if you like. You may also want to bring a blanket or sheet to stay extra warm. Most patients either dose or drift off during this time. After about 45 minutes we will come let you know and remove your points and your treatment will be over.
While you are at the clinic we may recommend an additional herbal supplement to help. We carry Chinese herbs, linamnets, supplements and cbd.
We ask that you refrain from wearing overly scented products and perfumes or smelling like smoke.
We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. No show or late cancellations will be charged the price of an appointment.
HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
To schedule an appointment please go to https://ashevilleacu.openacu.me. You may also call us at 828-254-4098 to make an appointment. Definitely leave a message if no one answers. We do accept walk-ins but prefer that you schedule online or call the clinic. Also, please note that we do not check our email for scheduling.
WHAT TO WEAR
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes that you can easily roll up to your elbows and knees.
What Acupuncture Treats
Acupuncture can treat a variety of conditions and can even be used as a compliment to Western medicine treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation. The World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health have published lists of the conditions that Acupuncture treats, but Acupuncture is not limited to the lists of conditions compiled by the WHO or the NIH.
We can treat many ailments including but not limited to:
- Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, and Teeth – Tired Eyes, Poor Vision, Earaches, Sore Throat, Toothaches, TMJ;
- Respiratory – Common Cold & Flu and prevention for cold and flu prevention, Bronchitis, Asthma, Allergies, Sinusitis;
- Gastrointestinal – Indigestion, Acid Reflux, Nausea, Abdominal Pain, Bloating, Constipation, Diarrhea, IBS;
- Cardiovascular – Hypertension, Palpitations, Poor Circulation;
- Gynecological – Infertility, PMS, Menstrual Irregularity, Painful Menses, Menopause Symptoms;
- Musculoskeletal – Muscle Pain, Cramping & Weakness in: Neck, Shoulders, Arms, Hands, Fingers, Knees, Legs & Feet, Back Pain, Sciatica, Sports Injuries;
- Emotional – Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Insomnia, Mood Swings, Nervousness
- Neurological – Headache, Migraine, Facial Pain and Tremor, Post-Stroke Residuals;
- Other Benefits – Increases Energy and Immunity, Healthy Skin, Promotes Health and Wellness, Mental & Physical Relaxation, Smoking Cessation and other Addictions.