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Community Acupuncture




In Community Acupuncture, you will receive treatment in a quiet and comfortable group setting. Reclining chairs are set up in a large room where several people receive acupuncture at the same time.

To maintain privacy and a quiet relaxed atmosphere, practitioners rely on traditional tools of tongue and pulse diagnosis. They also use treatment styles which address conditions all over the body, but, rely on “distal” points on the head, hands, arms, feet and legs so you remain fully clothed.


There are many benefits to receiving treatment in this setting. They include:

  • being able to receive treatment at the same time as a friend or family member
  • getting to choose how long you rest with the needles
  • being able to receive the amount of treatment you need to get better and stay better by choosing how much you pay on our siding scale of $25-45


Community Acupuncture is a movment to make acupuncture therapy accessible and affordable. It began at Working Class Acupuncture in Portland, Oregon in 2002 and has spread across North America from there with over 200 Community Acupuncture Clinics now open. Thunder Bay is home to two successful Community Acupuncture clinics – Cedar Grove and Red River Acupuncture – a testament to the power of providing this medicine in a community setting.

Imagine the impact of acupuncture seeping into every corner of our health care system: quietly relieving pain without pharmaceuticals, reducing stress without psychotherapy, changing the way we think about illness by providing an open testimonial to people’s ability to heal themselves.”
~ Lisa Rohleder, Founder of Working Class Acupuncture, Portaland, Oregon

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