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Cris and Skip interview each other about their acupuncture education and how it prepared them for practice in the real world. Keywords: puppy mill.
This is the story of how a small group of loud-mouthed, over-educated, under-employed activists and a massive group of ordinary people with average incomes revolutionized healthcare systems by using large empty rooms, old recliner chairs, and two-cent needles.
Filmed & Directed by Brian Lindstrom. Co-produced by Moses
Prick Prod & Provoke blog entries tagged community acupuncture
At the Liberation Acupuncture workshop in June 2018, POCA’s Movement Building Circle (MBC) led an afternoon of inquiries into movement building in the context of community acupuncture. These sessions--with video links below--allowed us to learn how folks have been implementing movement building practices in their spaces and to
Health and Acupuncture for the People Can you give to support grassroots hurricane relief in Puerto Rico? Help POCA raise $1500 for volunteer run acupuncture clinics
The crisis that is still unfolding in Puerto Rico may have started with two historically devastating hurricanes, but over six months later,
There are currently more black men in prison in the United States than were enslaved in 1850.
One in nine people currently incarcerated are serving life sentences.
One in five incarcerated people are locked up for a drug offense.
Each year in prison takes 2
I am closing my clinic. I’ll be joining another community clinic just two miles down the road, as an employee. After more than six years, I am grieving my emotional attachment to this place. As is always the case with grieving, though, amidst all of the intangibles
If you're like me, Milwaukee Community Acupuncture is the only place you have ever received an acupuncture treatment. I didn't realize how different MCA was from most acupuncture clinics in the U.S. until a while after I started coming. Most acupuncturists see only one patient at
POCA is a place. We come together to heal the pain and stress, and promote the general health of ourselves and our wider community. When we are here, we balance the conflicts of american acupuncture vs. community acupuncture, the actual vs. virtual, individual vs. collective, competitive vs. cooperative, and
Check out this excellent reflection on micro-farming and community acupuncture from new POCA Punk member Lisa Williams in Vermont!
POCA Fest Fall 2016 – Marin Headlands September 23-25, 2016
Join us for the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture Fall 2016 conference. This fall’s POCA Fest is for punks, receptors, patient/community members, POCA supporters, students, friends and family. Last time we were at Marin we
Just in time for our Spring Member Drive, The POCA Membership circle offers our newest coolest, most cooperative member benefit, The POCA Passport. It won’t get you out of the country, but hopefully it will inspire you to travel to more Community Clinics on (and even
I’ve been thinking a lot about the theme of this spring’s POCAfest in Nashville. Community acupuncture has certainly changed me, and I feel like I can offer some unique perspectives.
We all have our individual back story to describe how we wound up
Dear POCA comrades,
If you need a reminder of why Community Acupuncture is important, please check out this article from Reuters titled “Arthritis may boost the risk of poverty, generally for women.”
“Women who developed arthritis were 51 percent more likely to fall
Since the last time we were in Marin, lots of things have changed from the young organization we were then. People/volunteers come and go, philosophy becomes more specific, goals become more concrete, but one thing hasn’t changed - there’s always a mountain of
Announcing POCAfest 6-Back To Marin Headlands!
POCA Fest Fall 2015 – Marin Join us for the People’s Co-op of Community Acupuncture Fall 2015 conference. This fall’s POCA Fest is for punks, receptors, patient/community members, POCA supporters, students, friends and family. Last time we were
In the tradition of the Little Red Book(s), another award-winning community acupuncture ‘zine is upon us.
Our friend and comrade Greg Jones from St. Pete CA has created
“A Radical History of Acupuncture in America”
and offers it up for immediate download
It’s election time! Emails went out today to open this year’s election for POCA’s Board of Directors. In case you missed it you can use the link below to cast your vote. Voting will be open through Sunday, 7/12. Thanks for taking
Collapse, Liberation, and the Power of Words
As is our custom in POCA, I’d like to start by acknowledging that this is the traditional home of the Narragansett people, and that we’re visitors here.
Here’s a recent email from a soon-to-be patient who wants to do the right thing, but is confused by the sliding scale:
“I'm interested in becoming a (patient) member but have a question about the sliding scale for the membership fee. Is there
Sharon is the fiance of a long-time friend of mine, Bill. During their visit to New Hampshire a few months ago, Sharon mentioned in passing her experience with Flor Espinosa, a village acupuncturist in rural Nicaragua. It was like she dropped a precious gift on my messy dining table.
Community is an essential aspect of my life, a realization brought home recently by my mother’s death. My mother was a solitary person, an individualist, who feared exposure: she kept to herself. She was fond of animals, and though she was a nurse, people simply made her
It’s the POCA Annual Survey!
This blog post is gonna be a little bit different. You know those Choose Your Own Adventure books? Those books that after reading a few pages it asks you to make
For awhile there, when people asked “How’s the clinic going?” I’d answer “It is definitely not failing! It’s actually doing really well!” The answer to that question, I realise, has recently evolved. GCA is just over two years old.
This is Jade. I am working on the POCA Calendar. I'd love it if you all could email me your photos or hilariously photoshop some existing photos. :D I remember the last POCA Calendar had a group at POCAfest with their heads photoshopped onto a 300
People need community and human connection and while the physical community is slowing shrinking the online community grows. I've been told that the average person spends 1 hours each day on Facebook. Even though people are not physically seeing each other as much, we as humans still
From Pam Chang, POCA BOD member volunteer:
This fall was our first 'official' participation in a POCA membership drive. Other years, we've only made an effort to re-enroll our reception volunteers during membership campaigns. This year, spurred by my role as a POCA board member and
Guelph Community Acupuncture was the first recipient of a POCA micro loan. We are a few months shy of our second birthday, have recently expanded to a six-day week with the addition of Stephanie, our newest practitioner (who, I’m delighted to report, is a total natural when
Stillpoint Community Acupuncture opened in August 2011, in the small town of Langford BC, a pocket community of Victoria. Since we opened, we have provided over 13,000 treatments, and have only twice dipped into our overdraft, something that we are quite proud of.
About a year ago we began
POCAfest Fall 2014 Keynote: Sustainability for the Next Generation
Before I begin, I’d like to continue a tradition started by Lisa Baird and acknowledge that this is the traditional territory of the Santee people, and that we’re visitors here.
POCA: Loving Yourself, Loving Your Community So I went to a seminar on growing our co-ops. It was a beautiful enriching experience. It gave me a new understanding of what POCA is and I wanted to share it with all of you.
Sometimes it's exhilarating to look up, to feel connected, and to realize we are not alone, we are all working together and helping each other.
I love POCA.
I love the community it's created
Last Thursday marked the one-month anniversary (monthiversary?) of Guelph Community Acupuncture. Naomi was right, once the clinic is set up there’s still a mountain of work to be done – but, this mountain is a lot more fun. I am endlessly pleased to be spending the majority
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- 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