Upcoming Holiday Schedule

Shift Subs:

-Ninah is subbing for Claudia on Monday Dec. 28th

Closed Dates:

-Closed Thursday Dec. 24th

-Closed Friday Dec. 25th

-Closed Saturday Dec 26th

-Closed Friday Jan 1st

Book in advance to ensure you get the treatment you need

The busy holiday season is fast approaching. This time of year is also a busy time for the clinic so we’d like to remind you to book appointments in advance to ensure you get the treatment you need. We always do our best to accommodate walk-ins but at times we are too busy to be able to do so. So, please book ahead to secure your treatment time.

Help us make the clinic a scent free zone

Please help us and our patients by avoiding the use of perfumes, colognes, aftershave, and any scented body care products on days when you come to the clinic for treatment. We treat many folks with severe allergies and asthma, people with chemical sensitivities and folks who are undergoing chemotherapy. A scent you find pleasing can make some of our patients sick with exposure and create a barrier for them to get the treatment they need. Thank you so much for your help, understanding and mindfulness in this area.

Clinic housekeeping and change to end of year receipts

Clinic Housekeeping
-Please keep your shoes on until you get to your chair
-Place ALL your belongings in the bins provided at each chair to avoid tripping hazards and to keep your belongings safe. There are coat hooks in the back, feel free to hang your coats but keep all personal belonging with you in the bins.
-Grab your own pillows and blankets and replace them on the shelf after your treatment. However, if you are sick, please leave them on the chair and we will toss them directly into the laundry.
Change to End of Year Receipts and Super-bills:
As of January 1st 2016 we will be changing our bookkeeping systems and will no longer be able to provide end of year receipts or super-bills. We will however have new super-bill forms and receipt forms available for individuals to fill out themselves. The new forms will be readily available in the clinic and have all the necessary information on an easy to fill out form.

Community Support

Community support for our little “Nap Shack”:

Since we opened our doors in June 2008, our goal has been to provide high quality health care in the form of acupuncture at a rate that is accessible to as many people as possible. That, of course, has not changed. However, with the insanity of skyrocketing rents in San Francisco this is becoming increasingly difficult. In March of this year we took the plunge and signed another 3 year lease with an increase to our rent. So, the good news is that we plan to be here for the near future! However, since our operations costs have gone up, in order to be a sustainable business that can pay our practitioners a living wage and also not raise our fees, we need more patients. We need our shifts full and the clinic bustling!

We are asking for your support to help make this happen. Many of you have spread the word about the clinic and we have grown so much because of your wonderful word of mouth. That’s the best way for clinics like ours to expand, a personal recommendation from a trusted source. So, if you have had a good experience with us and want to help keep us in the neighborhood please keep telling other folks about us.

Other ways to help spread the word:

-If you know of health clinics that would be a good referral source for us, bring in our cards and brochures to them. Talk to the staff about us.

-Post our cards and brochures in coffee shops or on other neighborhood community boards.

-If you have benefited from our services, share your experience of acupuncture and the clinic with others.

-Like us on Facebook, like our posts on Facebook, talk about us on Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest and Instagram.

What we are working on:

- Increasing clinic visibility with:

~New front signage coming soon!

~New front window design

Our goals:

- To get busy enough to pay our practitioners a more sustainable wage

- To get enough steady increase in business to allow us to increase our hours, in turn creating more access to acupuncture and creating new jobs for practitioners

We want nothing more than to stay here on 24th St and continue to provide quality acupuncture care at affordable rates to the Lower 24th Street Corridor and surrounding neighborhoods. We appreciate all of you and are grateful to have been able to be of service to so many wonderful folks over the years. We love our little “Nap Shack” clinic and our community! Help us stay! Long live the “ Nap Shack!”

Thank you so much.

UCSF Osher Center Study @ Community Acupuncture Works

UCSF Osher Center is making use of the Community Acupuncture Works clinic space to conduct a study focusing on group acupuncture. The study is taking place during Community Acupuncture Works off hours. Our clinic hours will not change during the course of the study. The study started at the beginning of March and will likely continue through September. This is a wonderful use of the clinic space during our off hours. The study is, however, separate from Community Acupuncture Works. When the clinic space is in use for the study the gate will be closed. We ask that you kindly refrain from disturbing the study practitioners and patients.   Please feel free to  grab a brochure or email or call us with any questions regarding Community Acupuncture Works and we will get back to you as quickly as possible. Go acupuncture!


Our goal at Community Acupuncture Works is simple — to provide quality acupuncture at affordable prices. Acupuncture in America has come a long way towards social and scientific acceptance in the past few decades. Those that could afford it have enjoyed the many health and relaxation benefits that acupuncture provides. But for most of us, the cost of the usual acupuncture treatment has become prohibitively expensive.

Looking for a way to make acupuncture more affordable, the pioneers at Portland, Oregon’s Working Class Acupuncture created the community-acupuncture business model. In community acupuncture clinics, patients receive care in a group setting while resting in a comfortable reclining chair. This treatment model allows us to give effective, individual treatments while seeing multiple patients per hour, which brings our costs down.

Given the rising cost of health care and the general state of the economy today, we believe that providing affordable acupuncture to all is more important than ever. We are at the beginning of a health care revolution in which acupuncture, made affordable, will play a crucial role.

Community Acupuncture Works is on Facebook!

New client paperwork

For your convenience, you can download the new client paperwork to complete and bring to your first session. If you have any questions, leave that portion blank and you will discuss it with your acupuncturist during your session.