Community Acupuncture is a nationwide movement to create access
to acupuncture by removing the barrier of cost from healing.
Community Acupuncture represents the connection between Chinese Medicine and Local Communities.
Treatments are on a sliding scale of $30 – $50 per session; after initial visit of $75.
Acupuncture is most effective when it is received frequently and regularly, especially at the beginning course of treatment. Having a sliding scale allows everyone to get acupuncture as often as needed. You decide what you can afford, no income verification required. It’s based on the honor system.
Lifegate Acupuncture brings affordable and effective care to Boca Raton via the Community Acupuncture model.
The affordable rates are possible because rather than treating in private rooms, we treat in a shared quiet and peaceful space. Each patient gets individualized treatment customized to their needs. The atmosphere is relaxing and meditative; many people fall asleep once their needles are in. Patients appreciate the option of scheduling treatments together with their spouse, family, and friends. The sliding scale enables patients to come regularly in order to get better and stay better.
Community Acupuncture is done in a quiet and serene space where other people are being treated at the same time in the same room.
After a brief intake, patients reclines in a comfortable zero gravity chair, removes their socks and shoes, rolls up their sleeves to the elbows, pants to the knees. The acupuncturist selects points, usually on the arms, legs and ears. The patient then rests for approximately 30 to 45 minutes before the needles are removed. Patients usually come frequently at first, two to three times per week. This is done to establish a strong foundation. Treatments can then be spread out once the desired results have been achieved.
Here is a general guideline of how the fee scale works:
At Lifegate Acupuncture we strive to offer the best individual care possible to every client and we are committed to offering a full spectrum of acupuncture and related services at affordable and competitive rates, in order to help you achieve your healthcare goals.
The sliding scale system for “community acupuncture” works by offering a price range that is affordable. The patient chooses a price based on the sliding scale, taking into account how many visits you need and what you can afford. Our hope is that the sliding scale will allow you to make room in your budget for regular acupuncture treatments.
When deciding what you pay, we ask that you consider the following: the purpose of our clinic is twofold – we want to provide affordable acupuncture treatments for you so you may come often enough to get better and stay better AND we want to provide a living wage for our practitioners. We trust you will value the treatments you receive and will pay what you can afford.
We understand that everyone’s situation is different. Some in our community will pay less; others will pay more. If your circumstances change, you may change what you pay, either less or more. It is up to you. There is no requirement for income verification.
The clinic fees are our sole source of income. Referrals also help to keep our advertising costs low so that we don’t have to spend a lot of money on marketing. Low overhead is key to a successful and busy community acupuncture clinic; it also means that we can keep our fees affordable. Your referrals are very important and allow our clinic to grow and thrive.
We thank you for sharing our vision of care within the community.
We prefer cash or checks in order to keep our expenses low, but we also accept credit and debit cards.