Welcome to the People's Organization of Community Acupuncture!
As a multi-stakeholder cooperative, POCA's goal is to make acupuncture available to as many people as possible and to support those providing acupuncture to create stable and sustainable businesses and jobs.
Our website is intended to provide resources for people interested in learning more about community acupuncture. Here you can find:
- What POCA is and why it matters to you!
- Membership options for joining our co-op as a patient, acupuncture student, acupuncturist, clinic, or supporting organization
- A map to help you find a POCA clinic near you or someone you love, and learn about our guidelines for listing POCA clinics
- Get your questions answered about Acupuncture and Community Acupuncture
- Watch our documentary: Community Acupuncture: The Calmest Revolution Ever Staged.
- Catch up on back issues of Sticking Together, the monthly POCA newsletter.
- Read about Community Acupuncture in local and national news.
- Read our blog, Prick, Prod & Provoke, and keep up to date with our community!
Members of POCA have access to in-depth resources to dive even further into community acupuncture:
- Forums for POCA members to connect and discuss all aspects of community acupuncture
- The Mighty CA Wiki, a community-edited resource for learning how to open a POCA clinic
- The POCA Jobs Wiki, necessary resources for anyone who wants to get a job in a POCA clinic
- The POCA Employer Wiki, where clinic owners can access best practices for hiring and managing acupuncturists and clinic staff
- The Circle Wiki, for a compendium of resources for promoting POCA, access to POCA Microloan applications, and information on the Circles that organize our co-op projects.
- Clinic Success, our mentorship program to help new clinics get started on the right foot.
We also provide resources for people who wish to:
- Help grow the community acupuncture revolution by becoming a POCA volunteer!
- Read books about Community Acupuncture, or find POCA gear!
- Learn how to watch POCA TV, our video-on-demand service!
- Want to go to acupuncture school? Learn about POCA Tech!
Have additional questions? Contact us and we'll point you in the right direction.
Prick, Prod & Provoke Blog
- Attend a POCA Circle Meeting
- 6/1/2018 to 6/2/2018
Liberation Acupuncture and Community-Based Integrative Medicine Workshop
- 8/10/2018 to 8/12/2018
POCA Fest Summer 2018 - Toronto