Our mission is to provide affordable, quality acupuncture for our community and to increase access to acupuncture for people of all means and backgrounds.
Together with community acupuncture clinics across North America, we are making affordable acupuncture commonplace. We have been serving our community since 2006 and have provided nearly 200,000 treatments (that’s over 3 million needles!) in our peaceful, welcoming clinic space.
We are a social business and depend solely on our patient fees to run our clinic. Most people hear about us from someone they know, so please help us spread the word!
Providence Community Acupuncture values the diversity of our communities and aims to create a welcoming clinic environment for all. We do not discriminate based on gender identity or expression, sex, race, color, ethnicity, income, education, language, national origin, immigration status, age, ability, marital status, familial situation, religion, size, shape, sexual orientation, or HIV status. Your level of care will never be based on any of these factors.
We want to make it clear that we not only welcome people protected by anti-discrimination statements like ours, but we will also safeguard our space to make sure it remains welcoming. Any action or speech (including clothing or tattoos) by patients or visitors that is racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, xenophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-semitic, Islamophobic, ableist, body-shaming, or other wise derogatory or hate-based will not be tolerated in our clinic.
What is Community Acupuncture?
Acupuncture by nature is simple, safe, and effective health care and has traditionally been practiced in group settings like in our clinic. Acupuncturists use thin, sterile disposable needles inserted superficially into specific areas of the body in order to help the body’s ability to heal itself. Acupuncture is effective for many conditions.
At our clinic patients are treated in comfortable recliner chairs in a quiet, soothing, supportive community setting. We practice a style of acupuncture using distal points, that is those on the arms, legs, hands, feet, and scalp. Since these points connect with other areas of the body we can even treat back pain without ever needling into your back!
For most, acupuncture is most effective when it can be accessed regularly and frequently, when needed. We use a sliding scale so that you can come in as often as you need to to feel and stay good.
At PCA, family, friends, and neighbors nap together as they work towards common goals of better health, less pain, and relief from stress, tension and many more conditions. Together, with community acupuncture clinics around New England and across the country, and as part of the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA) we are working to make affordable acupuncture accessible to everyone in our communities. Join us!
Peoples Organization of Community Acupuncture or POCA
is a multi-stakeholder co-operative made up of acu-punks, community acupuncture clinics, allied providers and patients and community members.
**Joining POCA is NOT required to be treated at PCA.**
Yes it’s confusing PCA and POCA have almost the same acronym!
PCA is a clinic member of POCA and many of our staff and patients are members too. We are working together towards a common goal of affordable acupuncture. Together with clinics all across North America we hope to keep building and growing this movement.
Click the POCA logo below to visit POCA's website
The land on which Providence Community Acupuncture stands and the surrounding areas have ben stewarded for many thousands of years by indigenous peoples, among them the Pokanoket, the Pequot, the Nipmuc, the Niantic, the Wampanoag and the Narragansett. The histories of these people and their presence here cultivating and stewarding this place have largely been suppressed and forgotten. The violent and unjust removal by the European colonialists of the original inhabitants of this land has caused much harm. In acknowledging the reality of this past and present injustice and harm, we seek to be accountable and to assist in the knowing of this history. As part an ongoing practice of examining the past to inform the future we welcome feedback.