What is a community acupuncture clinic?
At Wildwood Community Acupuncture, we provide affordable acupuncture in a group setting. Treatments are customized to your particular needs while you relax in a comfortable reclining chair.
Treatments last approximately 45 minutes. The cost of a session is $35. There is a one time $5 paperwork fee for new patients.
Discounted packages are available. A package can be shared among family members/dependents who live under the same roof (“family members” are not limited to biological or traditional families, but package does not extend to roommates).
Community acupuncture packages: 3 treatments for $85 / 10 treatments for $200.
Frequently Asked Questions About Community Acupuncture
How do I schedule?
It’s very easy to schedule an appointment online. You can also call or make an appointment at the front desk.
How long is a treatment?
We offer customized treatment lengths; you get to decide when you are finished. On average visits are about 45 minutes.
(First time patients should allow for an extra 10 minutes of paperwork.)
How often do I need to come?
Acupuncture works best when used consistently, and the community model makes regular treatments an option. We normally recommend that you come for acupuncture once or twice a week for the first month. Most people are able to lower the frequency of visits once they are feeling better. Many people also use acupuncture preventatively and will come for regular tune-ups. In other words, patients will come for treatments even when they are feeling well in order to maintain this state of health.
How do you keep the price so low?
Because multiple people can be treated at once, treatment prices are reduced and patients are able to come in with frequency if needed.
Could you explain the packaged deals?
We do offer packaged deals for visits to the community acupuncture clinic. We offer 3 visits for $85 and 10 visits for $200. A package can be shared among family members/dependents who live under the same roof (“family members” are not limited to biological or traditional families, but package does not extend to roommates). The package will be listed under one primary person, and whomever is using the package should know the primary name on the account. We’ll take care of the rest!
Should I bring anything with me?
Sometimes patients bring a cozy blanket, or a favorite pillow to help maximize comfort. Often, patients will bring ear plugs or ear buds & music, especially if they are sensitive to ambient noise. Fell free to bring whatever makes you more comfortable!
Is your clinic wheelchair accessible?
Anything else I should know about your clinic?
What forms of payment do you take?
Cash, check or credit/debit cards.
Do you accept insurance?
We do not accept insurance for group setting acupuncture. In order to keep our prices low – lower than the price of the average insurance copay – we do not bill insurance.
Do you see children or elderly patients?
Yes! We see all kinds of people, from the age of 5-105. Please note, for a patient under the age of 12, treatments are about 15 minutes long.
Do you prescribe herbs?
If you are interested in herbal medicine, please tell your acupuncturist. Herbal remedies are not something we automatically suggest unless we think it’s appropriate to your particular case. All of our practitioners are trained herbalists in Classical or Traditional Chinese Medicine; most have a working knowledge of Western herbalism as well. We have a wide variety of Chinese herbal formulas available in the community clinic.
What sort of training have your acupuncturists received?
Our acupuncturists have all received their Masters in Acupuncture (which includes over 500 clinical hours) and passed national board exams. They are also licensed through the state of Maine, which requires acupuncturists to complete many hours of continuing education to stay current. Read more about our acupuncturists here.
Do you have an inclement weather policy?
We occasionally close the clinic if the weather is unsafe for travel. If we have to close the clinic, we will send you an email and try to reach you by phone. Weather updates and closings are also kept current on our FB page.