Acupuncture is often not the first form of therapy that people resort to when they're not feeling up to speed, however, Nelson Community Acupuncture hopes to change that notion. With a tagline of "simplicity, affordability, community," this social business is an effort to bring accessible alternative medicine to the masses.
At this Nelson, British Columbia, Canada center, payment is based on a sliding scale meaning that you get to choose how much you want to pay for the services according to firstly, what you can afford, and secondly, your treatment. The treatments themselves are done in group settings. "In our busy society, it is not often we stop and take time to relax while surrounded by our peers," write Nelson on its website. "This group experience creates a collective healing energy that enhances the power of each individual’s treatment and allows families and friends to visit our clinic together."
This type of "community acupuncture" is part of a growing movement in North America and it sits alongside other health centers that focus on primarily on people.
Nelson Community Acupuncture website
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