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POCA Tv videos tagged community acupuncture

 

Cris and Skip Interview (1): Acupuncture Education

Cris and Skip interview each other about their acupuncture education and how it prepared them for practice in the real world. Keywords: puppy mill.


Community Acupuncture: The Calmest Revolution Ever Staged

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

 

POCA and the Commons: POCAfest Keynote 2018

 by Lisa Baird and Lisa Rohleder

1. Lisa B: the tragedy of the commons

A couple years ago one of my patients asked if her uncle could interview me. He’d written a book about business, and he was very interested in Guelph Community


Boots on the Ground: We Have a POCA Tech Grad at Our Clinic!

by Chris Rogers of Wasatch Community Acupuncture

I know it’s been said before many, many times in the POCAverse and on the forums, but it’s worth pointing out again: not every acupuncturist can be a good punk, no matter how good their intentions


Videos from Liberation Acupuncture in Portland, OR 2018

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


Support Puerto Rico!

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,


How Do We Get Where We Need To Go: Movement Building's First Webinar + Clinic Assessments

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 -- Guest Post by Michelle Rivers

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


Patient's Perspective: Why Should I Join POCA?

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


A Call for Cooperation

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


Cross-Posted: the $9 Tomato

Check out this excellent reflection on micro-farming and community acupuncture from  new POCA Punk member Lisa Williams in Vermont!


Registration for POCAfest 8 in Marin Headlands is now Open! Sign up here!

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


POCA's newest, coolest, most co-operative member benefit: The POCA Passport

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


How Community Acupuncture Changed Me: Guest Post by Cera Mae

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


POCA Tech Accreditation is Sexy

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


A MESSAGE FROM THE POCA GENERAL CIRCLE

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 at Marin Headlands, September 25-27 2015!

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


‘A Radical History of Acupuncture in America’ - The next CA ‘zine

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


Annual Election for Board of Directors - VOTE VOTE VOTE

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


Providence POCAfest 2015 Keynote: Collapse, Liberation, and the Power of Words

Collapse, Liberation, and the Power of Words

 

Introduction

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.

It


We Get Mail - Sliding Scale

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


Mid-Membership Drive Special Edition

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.


Beloved Community and the Spring Membership Drive

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!

It’s the POCA Annual Survey!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015POCAsurveyGC296KY

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


Two Years In: On Consistency, Community & Carefully Placed Stones

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.


POCA Calendar Photo Submission/Contest!

Hey,

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


Why We Belong to POCA

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


Guest Blog on Sarana's first membership drive – Oct 2014

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


The Five Best Things About Getting A POCA Micro-loan

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 and the Automatic Membership model

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

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.

Something


Build Community and Tell Your Story!

 

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.