POCA Tv videos tagged patient story


Megan Jones - Has Acupuncture Helped Me?

Megan Jones, a patient at the POCA Tech student clinic, does a statistical analysis of whether or not acupuncture has helped her with her migraines, circulation, and arthritis after several months of treatments.

This presentation is the first of six from a POCA Tech student-organized show &

Poked, Punked, and PRN-ed

What does community acupuncture have to do with education? POCA patient member Michelle Cox describes how her journey as an educator was impacted by becoming a patient at Providence Community Acupuncture, and the larger POCA-sphere. The fractal in action!

Prick Prod & Provoke blog entries tagged patient story


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

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

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

Goodwill Drive Post #4: Let the Needles Do the Work

Our Goodwill Drive for POCA Tech is complete! We raised over $5,000 and collected a slew of beautiful answers to the question: what is the meaningfulness of making acupuncture affordable? Big thanks to April and Annie and everyone else who volunteered to help post them. You can read them here.<

Poked, Punked, and PRN-ed: New Free Video!

Sometimes I wish I could make an animated, sci-fi version of the history of POCA and the fractal (because I am a big geek, which you probably knew; but that would entail me being able to draw, which I have to tell you, I can't). But if I could, 

Guest Post: Acupuncture for Traumatic Brain Injury

Guest Post:

For quite sometime I was treated at the New England School of Acupuncture's clinic and was very happy with my treatment there.  As a former Physician's Assistant, I was always impressed with the professionalism and discounted price of the clinic.  Unfortunately due to my brain

Thankful to be ‘holding the space’ among many.

b>Tony's a regular at the clinic.


He drives about 30 minutes from his home and business in the next state, 3 or 4 times a month. He owns and runs a busy sub shop.

Tony will ordinarily bust in the front door, chatting up

The Beautiful World of Acupuncture

Twice per week, I give myself a wonderful treat, a deeply intense experience of relaxation that is more thoroughly refreshing than most experiences of sleep that I have ever had in my life.

With needles poking out of all sorts of places across my body!

Five Reasons Why I Love Community Acupuncture

Several years back, I had a few traditional acupuncture treatments for my allergies. I remember laying in a dark, barren room all by myself with needles stuck here and there, bored out of my mind yet unable to sleep, and then leaving the treatment feeling like I

Guest Blog: What Acupuncture Means To Me by Joanna Ferrero

This is a story of using needles to heal an injured body. But it’s more than that. It’s about transformation. This is also about change, attitude adjustment, and gaining a new outlook on the world around us. This is a story about allowing oneself to find happiness

Crazy Susie, boundaries, respect, and love

Last Spring, I met a woman at a social function whose personal presentation and style struck me as quite off-kilter. My friend and I started to refer to her as “Crazy Susie.” I know, I know, I’m a jerk, so feel free to make a point of that

Pain Management 3: Universal Precautions

I asked one of my patients, Serena, to help write a blog post about her experiences with chronic pain and acupuncture. Here's what she gave me:

pain... i feel like it has always been present in my life. i know there was a time when i

Three's Good Company

...wanted to share an interesting story unfolding at clinic...

One month ago we had the pleasure of meeting a sweet 19 y.o young man named Ted who'd been diagnosed with a refractory seizure condition - basically a state of near-constant petit mal activity every day, all

More evidence -- affordable acupuncture matters

I asked a patient if she had anything she wanted to share on the CAN blog -- here's what she wrote.

Fifteen years ago at the age of 52 years, I was told that my kidney function would not sustain me for another five years. I had

Community Acupuncture is Child Friendly

D. is ten. His mother had called a week ago, explaining that he has retinitis pigmentosis, something I had never heard of before, but upon briefly researching, learned to be a genetic disease that may lead to blindness.

D. was obviously nervous about acupuncture. He'd been under

Get the Funk Out

Recently we received this feedback from a pokee.

Keith & Larry, You had both asked me to share my experience on your blog.  I used Keith's God Antenna post as my starting point, but I ended up writing a lot as I started to put things on

Said many times, worth repeating.

Frequent acupuncture treatments trump other Chinese medical modalities in potency.

This mantra has been weaved into CA workshops for some time now. I can attest to its accuracy, and like to pass it along as well.

One such occasion was back this past

Guest blog: from a client

I thought I'd post this first guest blog now from a client at Oasis Community Acupuncture before I misplace the sheet it was written on (written last week). Ruth was describing to me recently how she knew she was "done." I found it very interesting and had not heard

Thankful to be 'holding the space' among many.

Tony's a regular at the clinic.

He drives about 30 minutes from his home and business in the next state, 3 or 4 times a month. He owns and runs a busy sub shop.

Tony will ordinarily bust in the front door, chatting up his right-hand man

Guest post: Patient perspective

I know you all get sick of me going on and on about how I love my work, and how Des Moines or some such place doesn't have a CA clinic yet so get the hell on it...so for a change, allow me to present the first guest

Twilight Journal Vol 1. #1

In keeping with LarryG's Dream Journal series of blog posts, I'd like to submit a letter I received from a patient who been getting treated at our CAP in Manchester, NH - with her permission of course.  


On a recent evening after work, I arrived

Community Dream Journal: Part II

Some time ago, I blogged about the idea of keeping a journal at TCA for people to record the visions and manifestations that arise in the subtle state of consciousness while under the needles. I dug up an old drawing journal that I originally had intended for transposing 3 years

Can you really treat complex mental/emotional issues in a community acupuncture clinic?

I ran across this on the web:


xoxoxo to all you CANners (and yes, Skip and I are having a really nice sabbatical!)

Can CA go Deep, revisited

In August there was a lot of discussion on the blog Can CA go Deep?

I began this blog on 10/1/08

One of my patients came in this AM saying, “I feel so good I could hug you!”  It was her 4th treatment. She is 64, has

An Uncommon Story Commonly Encountered by CAPs.

Yesterday I had to telephone a patient of mine, so I pulled out her chart for her phone number, and as I was waiting for the phone to ring, I idly glanced down at the other information on her intake form

Report back from the boutique

A patient started coming to see me recently - her first acupuncture ever - because she was getting ready for insemination.  She was getting a lot of acupuncture to increase her chances.  Since we weren't open on one of the days she wanted acupuncture, she went to someone closer