The People's Acupuncture of AshevilleAn Affordable Community Clinic
Our Dearest Patients!
Hello again! First of all we need to begin with a most heartfelt THANK YOU to all who have generously donated to the clinic! Your support at this time has made it possible for us to stay in business and move forward with a re-opening plan! We cannot thank you enough!!
If you would still like to donate to the clinic we are accepting donations through our paypal account at peoplesacupunctureavl@gmail.
We are still offering herb order pick-ups on Wednesdays! If you would like to order herbs, supplements, or cbd, please call the clinic at 828-254-4098 and leave a message, or email us at peoplesacupunctureavl@gmail.
In other news.. We are still on track for re-opening June 1st! We have been hard at work getting the clinic ready. We have re-arranged many things around the clinic to create a safer environment for our patients and ourselves.
What to expect when we re-open
In order to minimize virus transmission we have had to make a few changes. One of the main things is that we will only have 5 chairs in the treatment room. These chairs are safely spaced 6 feet distance from each other. We will be changing sheets after each patient. We will have reduced hours and will only see about 3 patients per hour for a total of 15 patients per day. Our new hours will be: Sat 9-2, Sun 12-5, Mon,Tues,Thurs and Fri 10-3. We will be closed Wednesdays. Patients will only be allowed to stay about 40 minutes. All patients will be required to wear a mask, have their temperature taken, and sanitize their hands upon entering the clinic. Unfortunately we will no longer be offering tea or water. Please bring your own beverage.
We will not be treating anyone who has a fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, new diarrhea, new nausea, or loss of taste/smell. We also will not be able to see anyone who is immuno-compromised or going through chemotherapy treatment. We will still be offering herbs for pick up to those who cannot get acupuncture with us.
We will be treating people via appointment only and will not be accepting drop-ins. We will ask that folks do not linger in our waiting room but arrive at the time of their appointment (not early), and exit the clinic after their treatment is done. If you arrive early we ask that you please wait in your car till the time of your appointment. We will no longer provide eye pillows, sheets, or blankets for covering up but you may bring these items from home into the clinic if you need.
On our part, we also will be wearing masks. We will be sanitizing, disinfecting, doing extra laundry, mopping daily and wiping down all handles and surfaces frequently, We are also adding a professional air filter to the treatment room. We will have masks for sale for anyone who needs.
The circulation of Covid-19 has impacted the lives and businesses of billions of people around the world. We are striving to strike a balance between being able to continue to serve our community with affordable health care while implementing health safety precautions. We anticipate our policies to change and adjust as new information comes in and as we move forward in time through the challenges of this pandemic. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we do our best to navigate this shifting landscape. We remain committed to serving our community through our affordable sliding scale and look forward to returning to our clinic with you all!
Our online booking for June and after is now up and running!! Please feel free to book your next appointment with us! We look forward to seeing everyone again real soon!
With love and care,
Aimee and Sam
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 $20-40, $30-$50 for the first appointment. You decide what you want to pay. 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 mail to your insurance company.
Acupuncture works best when received regularly and frequently. Our sliding scale is set to be affordable so that you can access the clinic as often as you need to maintain your health.
The People’s Acupuncture of Asheville is a community supported clinic. We do not receive grants, state or federal funding.
How Community Acupuncture Works
When you come in for your first acupuncture treatment we will sit with you for a brief consultation. This is when you tell us what you would like to be treated for. From there you will proceed to the treatment space and get yourself ready for your treatment. We do most of our treatments with patients sitting in recliners with everyone in one room. Take your shoes and socks off and roll your pants up the knees and shirt sleeves up to the elbows. We will then come in a needle you. We invite you to stay resting with the needles in as long as you would like and you are free to leave whenever you need to. We recommend you stay at least 45 minutes.
When you feel done let us know. We will remove your needles and you can leave.
We ask that you remain seated during your treatment and allow yourself to relax.
The group treatment setting offers a sense of communal healing and relaxation that many feel enhances the effects of their treatment.
We offer eye pillows, blankets, music and ear plugs. Feel free to bring anything you need to make yourself more comfortable.
We ask that you refrain from wearing overly scented products and perfumes, turn off your phones and respect our 24 hour cancellation policy.
Please download our paperwork to fill out before you come in to the clinic. You may also come in 10 minutes before your treatment and fill out the forms in our waiting room.
HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
To schedule an appointment please go to http://pocapoint.com/pp/peoplesacuavl/. 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.
Our practitioners can treat nearly four dozen common ailments, including:
- 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.
We are grateful to be a part of the growing movement of community acupuncture. Check out these links to see how accessible affordable acupuncture is spreading nation and worldwide: