Tuesday -- 1pm to 6pm
Wednesday-- 9am to 11:30am
Thursday-- 1pm to 6pm
Friday-- 9am to 11:30pm
Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture (CBCA) is designed to offer affordable health care options to the community of Carolina Beach and the surrounding area. We believe that your health should be in your control and by offering treatments on a sliding scale ranging between $20-$40 ($15 initial Treatment Fee for your first appointment) you have the opportunity to commit to treatment you can enjoy. Acupuncture has been practiced for 4000+ years and the results speak for themselves. For more on our specialties click here.
What makes Community Acupuncture Different?
We treat in a community setting -
Most US acupuncturists treat patients on tables in individual cubicles. This is not traditional in Asia, where acupuncture usually occurs in a community setting. In our clinic we primarily use recliners, clustered in groups in a large, quiet, soothing space. Treating patients in a community setting has many benefits: it’s easy for friends and family members to come in for treatment together; many patients find it comforting; and a collective energetic field becomes established which actually makes individual treatments more powerful. In some styles of acupuncture, the needles are removed after only a few minutes or after a half hour at most. The style of acupuncture we practice at CBCA allows patients to keep their needles in as long as they want, and the “right” amount of time varies from patient to patient. Most people learn after a few treatments when they feel “done”; this can take from twenty minutes to a couple of hours! Many people fall asleep, and wake feeling refreshed.
We have a sliding scale -
Most US acupuncturists also see only one patient per hour and charge $65 to $175 per treatment. They tend to spend a long time talking with each patient, going over medical records, asking many questions. We don’t. The only way that we at CBCA can make acupuncture affordable and still make a living ourselves is to streamline our treatments and see multiple patients in an hour, so we have returned to the traditional approach; instead of asking you lots of questions, we rely on pulse diagnosis to decide how to treat you. This is exactly how acupuncture is practiced traditionally in Asia -- many patients per hour and very little talking.
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