Upcoming Shift Changes

Claudia will be filling in for Mandy on Wednesday July 22 and Wednesday August 19th.

Mandy will be filling in for Claudia on Monday July 27th and Monday August 17th.

These are the summer schedule updates for now. We will let you know if there are any other changes. Happy Summer!

Community Support

Community support needed:

Since we opened our doors in June 2008, our goal has been to provide the highest quality health care in the form of acupuncture at a rate that is accessible to people with ordinary means. That, of course, has not changed. However, as you all know, the city has been changing rapidly since we opened our doors. Rents are skyrocketing yet our income and rates have stayed the same. This puts us at risk of becoming unsustainable. We have signed another 3 year lease here on 24th St and our rent has increased again. We want nothing more than to continue to offer our services at affordable rates and do not want to increase our fees. However, to ensure that Community Acupuncture Works can continue as a viable business we need your help. The only way for us to stay sustainable without increasing prices is for us to see more patients per hour and on a daily basis. We are asking for your help in spreading the word about the clinic to help us become sustainable in this ever more difficult economic landscape.

Ways you can help:

-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, talk about us on Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest and Instagram.

We want nothing more than to stay on 24th St and continue to provide quality acupuncture care at affordable rates to the Lower 24th Street Corridor and surrounding neighborhoods. Please help us in our mission! Thank you in advance! We appreciate all of you and are grateful to have been able to be of service to so many wonderful folks over the years.

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.

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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.