Clinic hours are 10am-1pm Wednesday and Friday and 5pm-7pm Monday and Wednesday by appointment only.
What is community acupuncture?
4 Branches Chinese Medicine Center is offering Community Acupuncture in Winston Salem. Come and enjoy effective, inexpensive acupuncture in a relaxed and comfortable group setting. Personalized treatments are provided using acupuncture points on the ears, arms, hands, legs and feet, allowing clients to remain clothed. Useful for a wide range of conditions including acute pain, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, stress related problems, insomnia, headaches, digestive issues, relaxation, general well being, and more.
Community Acupuncture is based on the prevalent Chinese model of acupuncture as it is practiced in China. This communal approach has the advantage of reducing costs. Your treatment will consist of sitting in a reclining chair. There will be a short intake and some paperwork to fill out during your first visit. Next acupuncture needles will be placed in specific points based on a personalized treatment depending on your reason for coming to us. Then you will be left to rest for 20-40 minutes while relaxing music is played.
What can community acupuncture do for me?
Community acupuncture is simply a shorter acupuncture session with a focus on distal points in a group setting. For those who want a cheaper session and do not mind receiving a session with others and do not need specific body points this is a good alternative. Community acupuncture is useful for a wide range of conditions including acute pain, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, stress related problems, insomnia, headaches, digestive issues, relaxation, general well being, and more
Can I add an herbal consult into my visit?
As is the case with private acupuncture treatments there may be instances where deeper healing can be achieved by prescribing some herbs based on symptoms and consult information. If that is something that you and your practitioner agree would be beneficial then you can consider different ways in which to integrate herbal therapy into your treatment regiment (if you are not already coming to us for herbs). This will entail an additional $10 herbal consult in addition to the cost of herbs (about $18-$20 for a week of herbs). This can be scheduled with your practitioner.
What can I expect from community acupuncture treatments?
Community acupuncture session take place in comfortable reclining “zero gravity” chairs and are usually performed with other clients in the room on other similar reclining chairs. Sterile, single use, thin acupuncture needles are placed in distal points usually in the arms and legs, hands, feet and ears. Relaxing music will be played to enhance the healing experience. Many report the experience to be very relaxing and rejuvenative.
How much does a visit cost and how do I schedule an appointment?
How do I prepare for my community acupuncture appointment?
No later than the day before your scheduled appointment please complete and submit your medical history form online using our secure form by clicking here.