Community Acupuncture has a permanent home!
Ren Health Collective is a new multidisciplinary clinic & education space in downtown Calgary where I provide low-cost community acupuncture 3 days per week!
We're offering the first visit free for the month of November, 2023 if you're curious to try it out!
149 5 Avenue SE, Calgary (NE door, basement)
Tuesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Regular visit $40
First visit in November 2023 is free
What is Community Acupuncture?
Community Acupuncture is a more affordable and accessible way to experience acupuncture. Rather than private rooms, participants will be seated in one larger room. The atmosphere is quiet, relaxed, and supportive. This is an easy and low cost way to experience acupuncture, whether it's your first or 100th time.
What does it do?
Community acupuncture can treat anything that regular acupuncture treats including pain (chronic tension, injury recovery, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ syndrome, arthritis, etc), stress, anxiety, sleep conditions, digestive conditions and much more. Needles are placed on points on the head, ears, lower arms and/or lower legs that can treat any system of the body.
What should I expect in the treatment?
You'll get comfortable in a reclining chair. No need to change or undress - you'll wear your regular clothing and just remove socks and roll up pant legs or sleeves if necessary. Needles will be placed on points on the ears, head, and lower arms and/or lower legs. You'll relax with needles in for about 40 minutes.
What do I bring or need to prepare?
-You may wish to have a light snack or meal before you come and bring a waterbottle to stay hydrated.
-Dress comfortably - loose-fitting clothing is best.
-Ear pod headphones are optional if you prefer to listen to your own music or a podcast rather than the peaceful music in the room.
How will it feel? What if I'm scared of needles?
Some people feel a slight pinching or poking sensation as the needle goes in (that usually fades quickly), some feel a warmth or pulsing sensation, and others don't feel them at all! We use a gentle, trauma-informed and consent-led process, meaning we'll explain every step, check in with you to make sure you're comfortable, and you can stop treatment at any time.
Can anyone get acupuncture?
Yes, everyone is welcome! (Ages 12 and up). You'll complete a brief intake form before you arrive so we know what treatment is right for you.