Community Acupuncture Albuquerque

Supporting our community through affordable acupuncture

2509 Vermont St NE, Suite A2 - Albuquerque, NM 87110 – 505 266 2606 – CommAcupAbq@gmail.com

What to Expect

At Community Acupuncture Albuquerque, we treat clients fully clothed in reclining chairs, using mostly points on the arms, legs and head. If you are a new patient our procedure is as follows:

Due to the coronavirus risk, we will be doing a two part appointment to reduce the amount of talking in the clinic. New patients will:

  1. Book a Tele-health new patient assessment here ($20)

  2. Fill out the new patient paperwork which you can access here. Then email it to us at commacupabq@gmail.com at least one day before your appointment. A picture with your smart phone works fine - just send it as medium or high resolution.

  3. After your Tele-health assessment, you can book a current patient appointment which is $20-50 on our pay what you want sliding scale

We treat clients fully clothed in reclining chairs, so it is good to wear clothes that are loose and come above your elbows and knees easily. Wear layers because even though the temperature is set at 78 degrees in the Summer and 75 degrees in the winter, sometimes you can feel cooler as you lie there. Unfortunately, you can't bring blankets or pillows with you due to the pandemic, but we can supply you with a blanket if needed.

We use around 10-15 extremely fine acupuncture needles which are about the thickness of a hair and are placed at specific points on the acupuncture pathways known as channels or meridians. When the needles are inserted you may feel nothing at all or you may feel some warmth, tingling, traveling or swelling sensations. You will generally start to feel relaxed and may even have a short nap. Once you wake up or start to feel restless, you can ask us to remove your needles. People generally stay between 30 - 45 minutes. Allow yourself at least an hour from start to finish for a treatment. First time appointments require a few more minutes for paperwork and getting oriented to the clinic. You may find the treatment very relaxing.

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Cold and Flu Policy

Unfortunately due to the coronavirus pandemic, we ask that you don't come to the clinic if you have a cold or flu. Because the symptoms are too similar, it is too risky.


Animal Policy

We have a zero animal policy, including service dogs. We have staff and patients who have problems with animals. Please leave your animals at home or in the care of someone else for the duration of your visit.


Wheelchair Policy

Our clinic and restroom is wheelchair accessible and we welcome people with walking difficulties.

Please look at the chairs on our website and determine if you will be able to make the transfers by yourself ok. If not, please bring someone to help you with the transfers, as staff are not permitted to help. We can provide a fold-up chair near your chair for support with transfers.

If you require any help at all (with doors, a chair, or moving your walker or wheelchair out of the way during your treatment), or with the check-in procedure, or booking, please bring someone with you who can help and then leave once you are comfortable. They can come back in 45 mins to help you up again.

Special considerations during the coronavirus pandemic

Our clinic has reopened following all the guidelines of the NM Governor's Medical Advisory Team and the Department of Health. We will follow all of our state Governor and Secretary of Health's public health orders and advisories to be found on cv.nmhealth.org. On booking and entering the clinic we will screen for COVID symptoms and risks. If you have any of the symptoms asked, or have travelled out of state by any mode of transport, or have been in contact directly or indirectly with a COVID positive person, or have been at a gathering of more than 5 people (see current public health order criteria for what is allowable), we ask you to self-isolate and not to come to clinic for 14 days.

Can I come if I go to church or meditation groups?

So long as your church or group follows all the public health orders as put out by the Governor's office or the Dept of Health, AND your church or group follows the following guidelines - people sit/stand at least 6 feet apart, everyone wears face coverings including when talking and singing (which is a very high risk activity for COVID transmission), then you are welcome to come to the clinic.

2509 Vermont St NE, Suite A2; Albuquerque, NM 87110

505 266 2606 – CommAcupAbq@gmail.com