Please take a minute to read this introduction to our
clinic and to our community. We are delighted that you are interested in
What to expect at Shoreline
Community Acupuncture (SCA)
relaxed, community setting
In our clinic we use recliners; clustered in
groups in a large, quiet, soothing space. Treatment time can vary from 20
minutes to 1 hour. You chose how
long you stay.
We make acupuncture affordable by treating multiple patients in
an hour. We keep talking down to a minimum.
We rely on your input, medical history and 18 years of experience to decide how to treat you.
sliding scale is $25 - $50 per treatment. You decide what you
can afford. SCA strives to make acupuncture affordable for you to come as often
and for as long as needed in order to feel better! We do not bill insurance. We
can provide you with a payment receipt for you to submit to your
Cupping-$30 (15-30 minutes) ie: for painful and stagnant areas, chronic back pain.
Guasha (scraping) -$25 Stimulates immunity and relaxes tight and painful areas all over body.
Cranio-sacral Therapy $25- gentle technique for releasing connective tissue ie: neck pain due to whiplash.
Our Commitment to You
We want to make it possible for you to receive
acupuncture regularly enough and long enough to get better and stay
better. We want our clinic to be
convenient, affordable and welcoming to all people. We will provide a safe,
comfortable environment with skilled practitioners.
What We Need From You
SCA does not provide primary care medicine. If you are worried that you
might have a serious infection, a malignant growth, or an injury that won’t
heal, please see your primary care physician. We do provide
complementary care for conditions which require a physician’s attention – for
instance, we often treat patients for the side effects of chemotherapy.
If we are busy, you may not get your favorite recliner. Feel free to bring earplugs, a favorite
pillow or blanket from home.
If you need to finish at a
certain time, please tell us when you check in. In general, if you feel done,
open your eyes and give us a meaningful look – if your eyes are closed, we will
let you rest.
The soothing atmosphere in our clinic exists because all of our
patients create it by relaxing together. This requires minimal talking in the
Re-scheduling and making payment
happens at the front desk BEFORE each treatment.
Please take all belongings with
you back into the treatment room and please turn off your cell phone.
On your first visit, your acupuncturist will suggest a course of treatment. Our
suggestion may range from once a week to everyday. This suggestion is based on
our experience with treating different kinds of conditions. Frequent,
consistent treatments provide the best results.
Finally, we hope you enjoy your time here. We hope that
Shoreline Community Acupuncture can be an important part of your community.