We treat in a Community Setting

  • We have two  large, comfortable rooms with reclining chairs.
  • There is no disrobing, so wear loose comfortable clothes.
  • The collective energy of being treated in a group enhances treatments.
  • Families and friends can come together.
  • Stay as long as you like; or we’ll help you figure out what’s best for you.

Our acupuncturists

have completed the required training and certifications for acupuncturists and are licensed by the state of Rhode Island to practice. Please note: RI’s licensing titles for acupuncturists: “Doctor of Acupuncture” or D.Ac. and “Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine” or DACM, are unique.  In most states our title is simply Licensed Acupuncturist or L.Ac.

We are NOT medical doctors.


Why get acupuncture ?

Acupuncture is a drug free way to address many common and not so common health issues including pain of all kinds (joint, muscle, headaches, cramps, etc.). Many people use acupuncture to relax, feel more energized, and/or to support their immune, nervous, digestive, respiratory, and endocrine systems.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Usually not much at all. Most people are deeply relaxed and  fall asleep after all points are placed.

How will you treat my back/hip/shoulder/etc. pain in a recliner?

Most people don’t realize that we DO NOT have to place the needles where the pain or problem is located. For example we can treat back and hip pain using points on the arms and legs.

How does it work/what is it really doing?

This is the million dollar question, the answer is…
We don’t really know, but whether seen as a result of particular chemical/hormonal processes, movement of bio-electricity, vascular excitement, regulation of the central nervous system, connective tissue communication, ‘placebo’ effect, positive thinking or the manifestation of qi, we do know that acupuncture works.

The only way to know if acupuncture will work for a particular person or condition is to try it. 



Providence Community Acupuncture is a most welcome, affordable oasis of relaxation amidst the chaos. I feel better as soon as I walk in most times and always feel good walking out. The acupuncturists are friendly, knowledgeable, intuitive and gentle. I also really enjoy the community atmosphere where everyone in the room is quiet and relaxed. It has helped with pain, muscle tension and anxiety. all you have to do is breathe. – Jean D.

Treat yourself to an appointment during a busy work week. The staff is supremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. They greet you by name, and are always aware of your treatment and what you’re working on. It’s also very easy to make/change an appointment. The online system is very convenient whether you’re booking in advance or day of. You simply cannot beat the price structure. – Sarah E.

Most awesome place.  You can relax with the pins as long as you need.  Other people are in the room and it is quiet.  Sliding scale is very reasonable and the staff is excellent.  They put the pins in the same places other acupuncturists did. – Greg B.

Turned to PCA about a month ago in an effort to resolve some lingering pain and stress-related symptoms. I booked 10 visits over three weeks. The fee scale made the course of treatment affordable, and the physical outcome was beyond appreciated! -Tracie J.

This place goes beyond acupuncture.  It tries (and succeeds) at creating a non-judgmental, welcoming environment that is socio and environmentally conscious.  The acupuncturists get straight to the point and didn’t put me through long uncomfortable lectures of what I haven’t tried and why.  After a brief history of my conditions, we came up with a treatment plan that I could work with.  There was no pushing for many different supplements or lectures on grand lifestyle changes.  I found the recliners to be amazingly comfortable and the gentle white noise or soft gong music in the background is a very nice touch. -Raquel O.