The clinic may be closed for now, but we remain here for you:
While working through all the challenges that temporarily closing the clinic has brought, forefront on our minds has been how we can support from afar. After much research & rethinking of our business model, we've decided to offer individual telehealth appointments. Check out our Telehealth section for details.
We are now offering telehealth appointments via a HIPAA compliant platform! We 're able to recommend a variety of treatments with an overall goal of empowering you to care for yourself during this challenging time.
Our deepest gratitude goes out to those who have donated to us over these past few weeks. Your donations go directly to our ongoing costs. We are so grateful for your generosity. Thank you!
Our goal at Community Acupuncture Works is simple — to provide quality acupuncture at affordable prices. Acupuncture has come a long way towards social and scientific acceptance in the last 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.
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 prices down.
Massage and Reiki
Massage Hours: Mondays 11am-2pm Reiki Hours: Fridays 10am-1pm
Bodywork will be offered in 15 minutes increments, you can book up to a 60 minute session
Bodywork will be offered at a sliding scale of $20-$30 for each 15 minute increment (e.g. for a 15 minute session you will pay between $20-$30, for a 30 minute session you will pay between $40-$60 etc).
Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your session start time to get comfortable and set up on the table. You will need to be on the table and ready at your session start time to ensure your full allotted time. We don't have much leeway for body work times so strict start times apply.
Clothing: Dress in light, comfortable, loose clothes with thin material as you will stay clothed for your bodywork session. Since we are a community clinic and do not have private rooms you will remain clothed for bodywork.
Cancellation Policy: Our 24 hour cancellation policy applies to massage as well. Canceling under 24 hours of your scheduled session time, or not showing up for your appointment will result in being charged for your session ($20 for 15 minute session, $40 for 30 minute session, etc.)
Acupuncture in a quiet group setting
Community acupuncture simply means that treatments are not delivered in private treatment rooms but in a quiet common area. Treatments are given in comfortable reclining chairs, with needles placed primarily along the legs, feet, arms, hands, face, and head. The group setting allows us to see multiple patients per hour while still giving you personalized care. This, in turn, makes it possible for us to keep our fees lower and make acupuncture available to a greater number of people. Community Acupuncture Works gives you effective, quality, affordable acupuncture care in a calm and relaxing communal environment.
With Ewa Litauer
Reiki (pronounced RAY-key) means universal life energy in Japanese. The art of Reiki is a system of gentle vibrational healing that was established by Dr. Usui from Japan in the late 19th century.
Reiki practice is a subtle energy therapy that is most commonly facilitated by light touch, and is believed to balance and strengthen the body's ability to heal itself. Reiki treats the whole person and is practiced while you are lying on a table wearing loose, comfortable clothing. You may perceive a pulsing or tingling sensation, a feeling of warmth and comfort, and/or relaxation.
Reiki can be used to reduce physical and emotional pain, to calm the mind and experience deep relaxation, to assist in times of transition, grief and life changes as well as improve immune and nervous system functioning.
Reiki is a safe and soothing way to tap into your own healing energy/ability and people experience a session as relaxing and calming - not just for the time being but also in its after-effects.
With Pablo McCord
Pablo McCord was raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he began his career in bodywork in 1996, attending the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts. After finishing the massage program, Pablo moved to Southern California where he attained certification, began his practice, and continued his education through workshops and training.
In 2005 Pablo moved to the Bay Area to attend the National Holistic Institute where he expanded his knowledge of Eastern modalities and deep tissue techniques. After graduating with honors in 2007, he moved to San Francisco and began working at Schizandra Health Center as their lead massage therapist. From there Pablo went on to start his own practice in 2010 at Diamondwood Medical Arts, where he has been serving a devoted clientele from allover the Bay Area ever since. After a recent 3 year sabbatical in Colombia, where Pablo became a fluent Spanish speaker, he has returned to the Bay Area and is seeing clients in the Santa Cruz area as well. Pablo believes deeply in the healing benefits of massage and is excited to offer his work at
Community Acupuncture Works where a greater number of people can access the benefits of his work.