A is for Affordable Acupuncture

Who: ALL are welcome

What: Acupuncture (Use of needles or seeds)

Where: 1506 Calle Valle, San Clemente Ca 92672

When: 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month

Time: 5-7pm

Cost: Donations are accepted, suggested $10

Contact: Heather Rice at riceh@uci.edu

Heather Rice Have you thought about trying out acupuncture but you just wanted to do a test run? Well, you’re in luck! Perhaps, you’ve tried acupuncture and love it, but wish it was more affordable. You’re in luck as well! Heather Rice is an acupuncture clinician who is providing her services for the Coop. She provides donation based acupuncture service for 30 minutes at our community space.  Here is some more information about Heather and acupuncture.

What is Heather’s Experience and Why Does She Volunteer at the Coop?

Heather is a practicing clinician at Susan Samueli Integrated Medicine Center and has been practicing acupuncture since 2002. She chooses to volunteer her time at the Coop as a way to give back to her community. She believes that it is unique for a city like San Clemente to provide this opportunity, a community acupuncture program.  She will continue to provide these services as long as there is a demand.

How are Heather Rice and SCoOp Connected?

Heather knows Sam Olmstead and Virginia Shoenfield through the Wellness Committee of San Clemente Collaborative. This committee is dedicated to bringing awareness to holistic wellness and providing these services to the community for affordable prices.

What Are the Health Benefits of Acupuncture?

There are many health benefits of acupuncture such as but not limited to helping relieve chronic pain like chronic back pain, stress reduction, and headache relief. It also helps with basic relaxation. If you would like more information about acupuncture, you can go the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) website: http://nccam.nih.gov.

What Do You Need to Do Before Beginning Your Acupuncture Session?

  • Make Sure You’re Hydrated
  • Eat a Snack or Meal Prior
  • Inform acupuncturist if you’re afraid of needs. (There are other options other than needles like seeds or using pressure points.)

How Does It Work at the Coop?

When you arrive, you go to the desk area to check in and fill out forms. You will receive the treatment on the couches and have a chair in front of you to keep your feet elevated. Each treatment lasts for 30 minutes. There is a discussion about needs for 10 minutes. After the first session, you’ll have additional stimulation when the timer rings. There will be music and the temperature will be regulated as much as possible. No appointment is needed. Walk-ins are perfect!

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