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Free Your Qì (气)


Effective and Affordable Community Acupuncture

$20-40 Sliding Scale. You decide what you can afford. 

Hours : Tuesday and Friday 9:00-2:00p, Wednesday 2:00-7:00p, Saturday 10:00-2:00p

Schedule your appointment today. 

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Free Your Qì (气)


Effective and Affordable Community Acupuncture

$20-40 Sliding Scale. You decide what you can afford. 

Hours : Tuesday and Friday 9:00-2:00p, Wednesday 2:00-7:00p, Saturday 10:00-2:00p

Schedule your appointment today. 

Welcome To Grass Valley Community Acupuncture

Chinese medicine is a complete form of medicine that has existed for over 2,000 years. It was the primary form of healing in China until a little over a century ago. Chinese medicine regards the human body, mind and spirit with great reverence, respecting and promoting its boundless capacity for renewal and recovery. Although our bodies indeed possess the inherent wisdom and ability to heal, there are many factors that can impede this natural process.

In our fast-paced, contemporary, urban lifestyles, we tend to be overworked, overstressed, overcommitted, over-exhausted and over-exposed to a multitude of drugs, chemicals, radiation and superbugs. As if these factors are not enough, we are also plagued by rumination and worry, as well as physical injuries and trauma. Under these conditions, it is no surprise that our bodies’ innate healing energy can become weakened, blocked or damaged.

At GVCA, we use a holistic approach to diagnose and correct the energetic imbalances in your body, aiming to identify and alleviate their root cause.  Acupuncture works by balancing your body to make it stronger. When your body and mind are strong and balanced, disease cannot take hold. 

When imbalance does occur, disease finds a foothold. Insomnia, digestive disturbances, chronic pain, heart arrhythmias, excessive sweating, weight gain or loss, and allergies are examples of early warning signs that a disease process is underway. 

Chinese medicine practitioners rarely treat just your symptoms. Chinese medicine treats the root of disease, working to strengthen and balance your body’s healing energy in order to restore optimal health and vitality. 

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The calmest revolution ever staged.


Why Community Acupuncture? 

Our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to members of Grass Valley / Nevada City and the surrounding communities. Acupuncture is vital to the health of individuals and communities because it provides a natural, affordable and sustainable means to alleviate pain and suffering. It also helps people build a strong foundation of health over time, lessening the need for more expensive and invasive medical procedures.

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The calmest revolution ever staged.


Why Community Acupuncture? 

Our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to members of Grass Valley / Nevada City and the surrounding communities. Acupuncture is vital to the health of individuals and communities because it provides a natural, affordable and sustainable means to alleviate pain and suffering. It also helps people build a strong foundation of health over time, lessening the need for more expensive and invasive medical procedures.

ACCESSIBLE & AFFORDABLE
Grass Valley Community Acupuncture is part of a growing movement of community clinics that strive to establish greater access to acupuncture by removing the barrier of high cost. Throughout its long history, acupuncture has traditionally been an accessible, affordable, community-based medicine. As it moved further into the mainstream of the United States, however, it has become prohibitively expensive for most patients.

Fortunately, acupuncture does not have to be expensive to be effective! Our clinic maintains affordable rates by treating multiple patients together in a serene and comfortable setting. Appointment times are staggered throughout the hour, enabling us to provide personalized care to each patient.

Acupuncture is most effective when it is received frequently and regularly! It has a cumulative effect in the body, and multiple treatments are typically needed to make progress on most types of health problems. Frequent treatment yields faster and greater therapeutic results, and the purpose of our sliding scale is to make consistent, successful treatment affordable. When cost is not a barrier, patients can receive the treatment they need to truly feel better.

OUR COMMUNITY ROOM
In community practice, patients are treated in comfortable recliner chairs along with other people in a relaxing, open space. Treatment protocols emphasize powerful acupuncture points below the elbows and knees, as well as on the head and ears, so you remain fully clothed during treatment. Loose fitting clothing is recommended so you can easily roll up shirt sleeves and pant legs. Patients are encouraged to relax with their needles as long as they feel necessary, and while this typically ranges between 30-60 minutes, you get to choose what’s right for you.

Treating patients in a group setting offers several benefits. First of all, many people discover that being in a room full of peacefully relaxing people is very comforting, especially when new to acupuncture. Additionally, family and friends can enjoy be treated together, offering support to one another and strengthening social bonds. Finally, the collective energy generated by several people resting and healing together can be a profound element to one’s personal experience.

When acupuncture is made accessible to everyone, it really can be part of the solution to our healthcare crisis. Please visit our community clinic today and become part of our healthcare revolution!

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Preparation & Etiquette


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Preparation & Etiquette


Preparation & Clinic Etiquette

The soothing atmosphere in our community room exists because patients create it together through their collective healing energy. To help maintain this peaceful sanctuary, we kindly request that you refrain from socializing while in the room and speak in whispers when communicating information to your acupuncturist. 

  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes that can be easily rolled above the elbows and knees.
  • Please refrain from wearing any perfumes, scented oils or scented hair products within the clinic, as many patients are very sensitive to fragrances.
  • If you are a returning patient, arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time of your appointment. This allows time to remove your shoes, turn off your phone, put your items in a cubby, drink a glass of water or cup of tea, and use the restroom. Your appointment time is the time you should be comfortably relaxed (butt in chair) and ready. 
  • Silence is golden! Please turn off your cellphones when entering the clinic and be respectful of those who have come to relax and renew as you have.
  • We recommend having something to eat about an hour before your treatment.
  • Feel free to bring earplugs, headphones, extra blankets or anything else that will help you relax more comfortably during your treatment.
  • If possible, set aside time afterwards to rest and not rush to your next engagement.
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Directions & Parking


GVCA is just around the corner from the Del Oro Theater on Neal St. 

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Directions & Parking


GVCA is just around the corner from the Del Oro Theater on Neal St. 

How to find us. 

Grass Valley Community Acupuncture is conveniently located in downtown Grass Valley, close to Highway 20, 49, and 174.   

 

From Highway 174, turn LEFT onto Colfax avenue, and RIGHT onto Neal St. We are half a block past Safeway on the LEFT. See below for parking options. 

From Auburn On Highway 49, take HWY 174, Colfax, Grass Valley Exit.  Turn LEFT onto So. Auburn St., and take the second LEFT onto Neal St. We are located a 1/4 of a mile from the highway on the left. 

From Nevada City On Highway 49, take HWY 49/20 South, exit at 174/Colfax, merge onto Tinloy St., and RIGHT onto Neal St. We are half a block from Safeway on the left. See below for parking options.    

From Penn Valley on Highway 20, take McCourtney Rd exit towards Mill St., keep LEFT at the fork and follow signs towards Mill St., turn LEFT onto McCourtney Rd., turn LEFT onto Mill St., and take the first RIGHT on Neal St. See below for parking options. 

From Rough and Ready Highway, Rough and Ready turns into W. Main St., turn RIGHT onto So. Church St., and take the first LEFT onto Neal St. See below for parking options.    


Where do I park?


The best place to park is in the BLUE parking lot off on So. Auburn St., closest to Neal St. This is a free three hour public parking. From here you simply walk through the parking lot towards Neal St. and you will see the clinic entrance. Please walk up to the corner of Mill St. and Neal to cross. It is a busy 4 way stop. 

Where not to park

Please avoid parking in the bank parking lots or Safeway parking lots, unless you are conducting business there beforehand. The Wells Fargo bank is known to give tickets for using their parking lot and not their services.