|About||Community Acupuncture Oamaru is an affordable, walk-in acupuncture clinic. Patients are treated together in a meeting room, and have the option to pay anywhere between $15 - $40 for their treatment.|
Community Acupuncture Oamaru was born out of a passion to make acupuncture affordable and accessible for everyone. Acupuncture is used to treat many conditions, and a lot of them are not covered by ACC, meaning patients have to pay full private prices. The community clinic changes that.
Community acupuncture clinics are very popular all over the United States, and although there are only three in New Zealand, it is a concept that is becoming more and more appealing to acupuncturists here. Patients often need between 3 - 10 treatments to really reap the benefits of acupuncture. At $60 - $100 per treatment is quickly becomes to expensive for many people in a private clinic. And there is nothing worse than seeing a patient once or twice, they start getting better, then can't afford to keep coming, so they come back in a month in a bad state again.
Community Acupuncture Oamaru is run in a meeting room for one afternoon a week. Elise the Acupuncturist treats patients in comfortable reclining chairs. There may be other people receiving treatment at the same time as you, or coming and going while you're being treating. Elise will get you to fill in a consent form and health form, and she may ask you a few questions. She will also take the pulse on your wrist and look at your tongue. Then you get to sit back and relax with the needles gently in place.
At the end you choose to pay between $15 and $40 for your treatment. Elise may suggest that you come back for more treatments, depending on your condition.
If you have a health condition that is bugging you, or just feel tired or not quite right, come along to the clinic and give acupuncture a go. If you have a specific condition that your not sure acupuncture can help with, give Elise a call or email, and she'll happy discuss it and possible treatments with you. You can also find out more information on the Community Acupuncture Oamaru website: www.communityacu.net