About East Nashville Community Acupuncture.
At East Nashville Community Acupuncture…
We offer affordable treatments on a sliding scale. The purpose of the sliding scale is to separate the issues of money and treatment. Everyone pays $15-$35, and you decide how much to pay for each treatment. People sometimes ask us, "How much should I pay along the scale?" Our answer is: however much you want to pay. We don't require income verification or ask any questions. You decide what's affordable for you.
We recommend regular frequent treatments. Acupuncture is most effective when done frequently. In China it’s not uncommon for a patient to receive treatment daily until symptoms are alleviated. But in the U.S., where a private acupuncture treatment typically costs $65-$150, only a wealthy few can afford this. Community acupuncture on a sliding scale allows you to come as frequently as you need.
We treat in a group setting. The community acupuncture model gets back to the roots of how acupuncture has been practiced in Asia for thousands of years - in a group setting. Patients lie in comfortable recliners, fully clothed, in a quiet, soothing community room. 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. There is a beauty to a group setting. Have you ever felt the power of being in a group? In church? In a yoga class? At a high school football game? Group energy is inspiring, and group healing energy will inspire you to get better faster.
We strive to create a safe and comfortable environment for all members of our community. Every patient receives the same level of high quality care. We welcome people of all genders and gender identities, sexes, races, colors, incomes, national origins, ages, abilities or disabilities, marital statuses, familial situations, religions, sizes and shapes, sexual orientations, and political beliefs.
We provide affordable acupuncture and still make a living. East Nashville Community Acupuncture is not a non-profit organization. We don’t receive government money or grants or private donations. We are a sustainable business model that offers a service that people need and can afford. As long as we have enough patients paying along the sliding scale, we stay in business.