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Meet one of POCA's stellar patient member volunteers! Gloria has helped with a wide range of POCA projects. And you know one reason she volunteered? Because another POCA member asked. It's that simple. See why being a multi-stakeholder coop is so great? Join the discussion here: https:/
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Last week on January 4th, the Utah Acupuncture Licensing Board posted its agenda for an electronic meeting on the following Tuesday, January 9th. There were two discussion items on the agenda, described only as 1) Letter of Concern, and 2) Rule Change Amendment. There was no indication why any member
2017, like 2016 before it, was a hard year for a lot of people. I’m a big fan of year-end gratitude lists, *especially* when it was hard.
At the top of my gratitude list is POCA, particularly for its most recent donation to POCA Tech -- $14,500. $10,000 of
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
I went to a funeral in Florida this month. It was for my best friend Jenny’s mother, Diane. It was important for me to go because Jenny died over 5 years ago and I couldn’t attend her funeral.
Florida is a difficult
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
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
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
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
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
A week or so ago, WCA superpunk Michelle C. shared this blog post with one of her patients. Here is that person's response to the question, what is the meaningfulness of affordable acupuncture?
""First of all, God's blessings on the person who is not himself,
Our friends at the Helfgott Research Institute have published another article based on their 2010 survey project with WCA patients. They kindly arranged to publish it in an open access journal, with a Creative Commons copyright, so please share freely! Their findings will not surprise you: people love community
Ok, so this thread is pushing some buttons. I have been meaning to write something about this because acupuncture school does such a shitty job of teaching us to evaluate pain and the 0-10 scale can be tricky to understand.
I know we all have good
like ease and grace.
-- That an apparent smallness can be a mountain, magnificent:
“I rolled onto that hip without numbness!”
“Only took half a pill yesterday.”
“I slept through the night.”
Happy Election Day everyday. By now I hope everyone has voted or has already allocated a part of today to go to the polls. Yesterday, I was half listening to an NPR commentator say “if you are lucky and you live in
Today was one of those days where the thread of experiences I had while needing in the clinic made me well up a little several times. Today something showed itself in such clear ways that I figured I should write about it, I suspect many
I try not to read Acupuncture Today, because usually it makes me sputter, and then I have to clean off my laptop. Gross. But comrade Jenny Corbin piqued my interest with a post on Facebook about a particular AT article, and I succumbed. Actually I'm kind of glad,
The following is a newcomer’s take on the POCAfest, from one of POCA’s first organizational members, Joe Smith, aka Artdude, creator of POCA Point. This was originally posted on the Artdude blog.
Who Knew Acupuncturists Could Have So Much Fun
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
A patient called a while back to make an appointment and left a message on our voicemail. She said something really nice. She said: “the sliding scale is love in action.” We’ve been open almost six months now, and the honeymoon is in full swing. I just love
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
About a month into my new community acupuncture practice, I texted Brian (my husband). Here's what I said:
'I had 7!"
Students will appreciate the excitement of this moment. In a mere four hour shift, I treated seven whole patients! And talked to them too! And
My first alma mater, Washington State University, sends out quarterly newsletters with interesting information, mostly on scientific discoveries and research. Their latest article on brain research seemed to relate to community acupuncture clinics here: Words from a social scientist Herbert Simon…in 1971, a quarter century before the flowering
The most important thing for me is to see Americans moving out of the individualistic illness which has characterized this society for a long time. Therefore, now it is starting to shift into the community movement with Community Acupuncture and Occupy and many other forms by getting together as
So BCA has a patient a few days ago, someone in severe pain. I am shocked, actually, when I see that 'all' he complains of is severe, debilitating back pain. I'll call him Tony. Tony is emaciated, drawn, big black circles under the eyes, very little
As we have been making the shift from CAN to POCA, I've noticed a thread of comments here and there with a similar theme. They all express the idea that POCA is different from CAN in one major respect: the adjustment of our member clinics
Want a Community Acupuncture clinic in your town? Here's what you can do:
Find other people in your area and start to create a potential patient base for a practitioner to come into. Check out this patient pamphlet.
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I’m headed for bed tonight with an old familiar sensation in my muscles, jostling my mental/physical memories, connecting me to my 8-year-old self.
Growing up on the East coast, beach vacations were a summertime staple event. We would pack up the Coppertone, the bologna
I did, for years - someone else's headache, heartache, intricate details of trauma, felt it held it deep in my guts, dragged myself through 3rd and 4th year of acupuncture school with only a hazy sense of how heavy I'd become. It took a long time to grow this
They come in with their cautious complaints:
My wife suggested I try it - she comes here.
...No, not too bad.
If I were to generalize, I'd say that many men don't have the ashi points,
the ah-ha places, the tender
health care debate
laws and regulations
locate a clinic
no martyrs in this revolution
put up or shut up