Community Acupuncture 101
Acupuncture is safe, natural and effective!
Acupuncture focuses on treating the root of your problem, not just chasing around symptoms. Acupuncture theory offers you a way of organizing life - it provides links between your thoughts, organs, emotions, behaviors and physical symptoms. Today, more people are turning to holistic alternatives as modern medicine fails to treat the person as a whole.
So what’s the “point”?
We target specific acu-points in the body with thin, solid, sterile, one-time use needles to help calm your nervous system and activate your body’s innate ability to heal. Acupuncture is clinically proven to reduce pain and inflammation, ease stress and anxiety, regulate hormones, adjust sleep patterns, improve digestion, boost the immune system, strengthen the cardiovascular system, prepare the body for pregnancy and much, much more. We provide an affordable, holistic approach to countless conditions with no serious side effects in a care-free environment.
Why community acupuncture?
Boise Acupuncture Co-op (BAC) is a community acupuncture clinic - we treat in one large, peaceful room with several fully dressed people at the same time. By doing this, we see MORE patients receive the benefits of acupuncture with LESS financial burden.
Being a community acupuncture clinic is more than just an arrangement of recliner chairs, it is a mutual relationship with you, our community. We recognize that without our community, we wouldn't have a clinic, our jobs, our volunteers, and the support we often get from you telling others about us. We need our community to support us so we, in turn, can support you by providing affordable services, accessible and consistent hours and lowering all the barriers to treatment that we possibly can.
A better way to manage your chronic dis-ease.
Many people come to acupuncture after suffering for a long time and having tried everything else offered by modern healthcare. Acupuncture at BAC is affordable, effective, has no serious side effects, and works to improve all aspects of health. Our patients are better able to manage their chronic dis-ease and tell us, “I wish I knew about this sooner.”
Acupuncture in the opioid epidemic
Acupuncture has been highlighted as a suitable alternative to traditional prescription pain management. In 2016 the Joint Acupuncture Opioid Task Force found, “acupuncture has the potential to reduce or eliminate the need for opioids and non-opioid drugs while also helping to treat opioid addiction.” That’s right, not only can acupuncture help prevent the use of opioids by reducing pain levels naturally, but can also help to treat many different forms of addiction and substance abuse.