New Patients (first treatment):
$25 - $45 sliding scale
This is the $15 - $35 sliding scale plus the $10 new patient fee.
Returning Patients (follow-up treatments):
$15 - $35 sliding scale
Late Cancellation / Missed appointment fee:
$10 fee for appointments cancelled without 24 hours notice
Bounced Check Fee:
We accept cash and checks only.
How does the sliding scale work?
The purpose of the sliding scale is to make acupuncture affordable for YOU. You choose what you can afford to pay, no questions asked. It's that simple. You get a great treatment, customized to your needs, each and every time.
What is Community Acupuncture?
Community Acupuncture is a nationwide movement striving to make acupuncture affordable and accessible.
- Treatments are given in a relaxing group setting. This means that you, your family members, and your friends can be treated at the same time. Plus, the group environment can actually make the individual treatments more powerful, by producing a collective feeling of peace and relaxation. You may feel relaxed the moment you walk through our front door!
- Treatments last as long as you want. Unlike private-room acupuncture clinics, where needles are usually left in for only 20 to 30 minutes, you can stay as long as you want at Many Rivers Community Acupuncture. Many people fall asleep, and wake up feeling completely refreshed.
- Treatments are given on an affordable sliding scale. By giving individualized treatments in a group setting, we are able to keep our costs low and our quality high. You pay what you can afford so that you can receive as much treatment as you need.
How does Community Acupuncture compare with acupuncture in China?
In China, most acupuncture is given in groups rather than in individualized settings. However, when acupuncture came to the United States, the group treatment model was replaced by the Western model of one-patient-per-treatment room. Since most American acupuncturists only see one patient per hour, they charge anywhere from $65 to $150+ per treatment, making acupuncture inaccessible to much of the American population. Many Rivers Community Acupuncture hopes to make acupuncture available to those who can't afford these high prices by returning to the Chinese model of group treatment.
Read more about acupuncture in China.