What is "Community Acupuncture?"
Community acupuncture is a modern twist on a time honored concept. Historically in China, acupuncture was provided in a shared group setting. The community acupuncture model has emerged more recently within the United States as various communities have utilized it as an effective and efficient way to provide affordable healthcare. Each community acupuncture clinic is independently owned and uniquely designed. However, we all share one common goal: to improve health and wellbeing through offering sliding scale acupuncture treatments in a supportive community setting.
What Makes Us Unique?
Our treatment rooms more closely resemble a living room than a medical office. This is on purpose! Our clinic consists of three different treatment rooms with two or three patients receiving acupuncture in each room. Currently, due to Coronavirus precautions, we are seeing one person or family group per room, utilizing just two rooms.
Most of our patients are treated in comfortable reclining chairs. We also have one massage table for when being entirely on your back, front or side is what is most comfortable. Because we treat in a group setting, you will never need to take off your clothes or expose yourself in any way. Most patients just roll up their sleeves and pant legs to receive treatment while fully clothed. Treating in a group setting has many benefits: it's easy for friends and family to come in for treatment together; many patients find it comforting; and a calm, relaxing atmosphere is established that actually makes each individual treatment stronger.
Our regular sliding scale of $20-$50 dollars per treatment allows you to choose the payment amount that best fits into your life and your budget. We offer the most affordable sliding scale in south King County, without sacrificing quality of care. No matter what amount you pay, you will receive an acupuncture treatment that is uniquely designed for your specific health condition. The purpose of our sliding scale is to separate the issues of money and treatment. We do not ask for any sort of income verification. We want you to come in often enough to really get better and stay better! (The sliding scale for your very first appointment is $30-$60).
Due to Coronavirus, the clinic is currently running under reduced hours and capacity. To make an appointment, please read our Coronavirus Update Page first, then make an appointment by clicking the "Make An Appointment" button located at the top of every page on this website. Due to the pandemic related schedule changes, we have temporarily suspended walk-in appointments.
Good air quality
Sloth Around has been intentionally designed to best support our patients who have respiratory issues such as multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), asthma, allergies, lung disease, or who are immunocompromised due to illness or medication side effects. Our clinic uses several air purifiers, which remove common irritants such as pollens, molds, and germs from the air. We are a "scent free clinic," reminding all of our patients to avoid wearing scented products and intentionally selecting unscented cleaning products. Additionally, our reclining chairs were purchased new and have never been exposed to pets or second-hand smoke. We were the FIRST acupuncture clinic in Washington to become EnviroStars certified. You can breathe easy knowing that we’ve thought of you!
welcoming environment for all
We do not discriminate based on race, age, religion, ability, marital status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, height, weight, national origin, language, education, HIV status, immigration status, or any other reason you can think of. Harassment of any kind is not welcome in our clinic. We strive to do everything possible to create a welcoming environment for all members of our communities. Our commitment to non-discrimination extends beyond the words written on this website. We firmly believe that creating a safe space for healing is an ongoing process and we welcome all conversations on this topic, as well as opportunities for continued growth and development.
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T E S T I M O N I A L S
Lynn is an amazing practitioner. Kind, caring, skilled, always helping me with my neck and shoulder pain. I love the group setting; the space is comfortable and calm and I like knowing that there are other people around me benefitting from treatment and enjoying the serene