The offerings at Hawaii Integrative Health are growing in leaps and bounds!!
I'm very proud and excited to tell you about our new offering.... low cost community acupuncture. Together with fellow acupuncturist Matt Stuckey, L.Ac, the Hawaii Integrative Health team has created a great venue for folks to experience acupuncture in a relaxing, supportive, group environment. By structuring our time and the use of space in this way, we're able to offer treatments at a sliding scale cost of $20-$40 based on what you feel you can afford. At this time, we are offering community acupuncture hours on Saturdays from 3:30-6:00pm and on Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00pm at the clinic. Below we'll answer some questions about it, and will give more specific info regarding how to schedule. Please join us!!
What is community acupuncture?
Community acupuncture is performed in a group environment in which multiple patients receive treatments together in a relaxed and quiet group setting. In our clinic space, we set up 4 reclining 'zero gravity' chairs in the back office. We dim the lights, put on quiet music, and let our patients have a peaceful acupuncture experience. If you haven't had an acupuncture treatment in a community setting, you'll be surprised by how great it is! I have a treatment almost every week.
The community acupuncture model is one that is meant to support patients by offering low cost treatments, and to support practitioners by offering a system in which they can serve a higher volume of patients. This way, we're able to get people in as often as they really need to in order to see real, lasting change, at a price that they are able to afford.
In this environment, we are able to treat nearly all of the same complaints as we would in a one-on-one session, including symptoms such as headaches, digestive disturbance, musculoskeletal pain, stress, insomnia, hormone imbalance, and mood imbalance. If you have a question as to whether community acupuncture is right for you, please feel free to give the office a call.
What would a visit look like?
Your time would include filling out a short intake form, a brief intake at the front of the office, followed by a treatment in the back quiet room. We'll try to let you rest with needles in until 'you feel done', usually around 25-45 minutes.
What do I do to schedule?
1. Go to the home page of our website and click on 'schedule now'.
2. When you are redirected to our Schedulicity web page, select 'Community Acupuncture' as the provider. Available times will be listed.
3. Show up and check it out!!
*note: on the scheduling program times are listed in 15 minute increments for the purpose of scheduling, but your actual visit will be from on average from 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Cheers to trying new things!!!
Dr. Liz and Matt