Sunday, August 12, 2007

Philadelphia Community Acupuncture health resource center and community room

PCA's community room will provide a relaxing space for people to congregate, ask questions about acupuncture, learn about natural health, get info on affordable care in Philly, use or contribute to our library, and enjoy a cup of our delicious tea.

Taoist yin-yang theory holds that each body and interior self is a reflection of its environment. You can not take care of yourself without taking care of your community. Health care not only happens to you as a consumer but is something we all cultivate and maintain the more we're connected to one another acting powerfully towards goals of our own choosing. Bodies and minds work better and feel better when they have real security: liberation from fear and isolation.

While acupuncture brilliantly smooths the flow of information (qi) within the body, PCA also hopes to contribute to the strengthening of connections between the different elements in our community. So, we'll house classes, performance, other gatherings generated by the vast collective knowledge and inspiration of Cedar Park and West Philadelphia.

Along with information about affordable health resources, we will also keep contact info for organizations and individuals thinking about ecological and economic justice, international solidarity, art, spirit and play.

Opening Day

We opened today. A great day, with lots of patients we already knew and quite a few new ones. Right now, there's a big left-over mist of good qi swirling up around the vaulted ceilings of the firehouse.

Monday, August 6, 2007

We are now taking appointments - come get a treatment in our new clinic!

We are excited to announce that we will open our new clinic (on the third floor of the Firehouse, 50th and Baltimore Ave in West Philly) on MONDAY AUGUST 13!

You can make an appointment online through our web site ( using our nifty, convenient online scheduling system, or you can call for an appointment (215) 729-2995. You may get our voicemail system while we are still running around getting ready to open, but we will call you back pronto!

Our hours starting on the 13th will be Sundays 2pm-6pm, Mondays 3pm-7pm, Thursdays 3pm-7pm, and Fridays 10am-2pm.

Introducing the Philadelphia Community Acupuncture blog!

Here we will be posting announcements, news, and events about Philadelphia Community Acupuncture. In the future we would like to expand this blog into more of an online community where people can discuss all things related to taking back American health care, taking care of ourselves, and local resources and happenings.