Seven Directions Community Acupuncture is part of a growing national movement dedicated to providing affordable, accessible, and community-oriented healthcare. This concept follows the tradition in Asia, where acupuncture usually occurs in a community setting. Treatments are simple and repeated frequently for best results. The group treatment room creates a collective healing energy that enhances the power of each individual’s treatment.
At Seven Directions patients remain fully clothed in comfortable recliners in our peaceful community room. Acupuncture channels flow across the entire body; it is therefore possible to treat back problems, for example, by needling your hands and feet rather than directly on your back. Depending on your symptoms, acupuncture needles may be placed in your feet, lower legs, hands and arms, neck/shoulder, chest, abdomen, face, scalp and ears.
Acupuncture needles are sterile, stainless steel, and hair-thin. They are nothing like needles used for injections! Most people feel no or very minimal discomfort as the needles are inserted and end up falling into a deep sleep during their treatment. While you are resting with needles in place, you may feel some slight tingling, heaviness or other sensations of energy movement.
At Seven Directions we feel that your body knows best, so we will have you relax with your needles in for anywhere from twenty-five minutes to an hour. After treatments, some people feel energized, while others may feel relaxed, and still others may feel hungry. This can change for you from treatment to treatment.
Our Sliding Scale
Acupuncture is most effective when received frequently and regularly. When treated with greater frequency, you will feel better faster and you’ll be able to see longer-lasting results sooner. Seven Directions wants you to come in often enough to get well and stay well. Acupuncture does not have to be expensive to be effective. We understand that everyone’s situation is different, so we will never ask you for any personal financial information. Everybody is treated the same no matter what you pay on our sliding scale of $20-$40. You decide what fits your healthcare budget.
A Sustainable Business Model
Oriental medicine is an effective tool for cultivating healing, but it’s a gradual process. By offering acupuncture at affordable rates, we support people in their commitment to building a stronger foundation of health over time, lessening the need for more expensive and invasive procedures later. “Sustainability” is sometimes defined as taking action with the long-term in mind; we believe that this model is the key to making healthcare more sustainable. By providing a treatment setting in which patients feel comfortable, it changes the role of acupuncture from a form of medical intervention to something you can integrate into your life; a means of relaxing, centering, and nourishing yourself.