October Special: Health Care Worker Saturdays

It’s healthcare worker month at the clinic. Each Saturday throughout October we are offering $15 acupuncture treatments to all health care workers. We appreciate the hard work that you do and know it can be a difficult job at times. To help show our gratitude for your work, our October Special invites all new and returning patients who are healthcare workers, nurses, EMT’s, medical technicians and hospice workers, to pay only $15 for acupuncture treatments every Saturday of this month. Health care worker new patients, this means  your $10 new patient paperwork fee will be waived. Use October to restore and refresh! Please spread the word by telling all  your healthcare worker family and friends.

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.