Appointments

In order to book your first visit to MAS, please call us
 
 
in either Manchester or Nashua,
 
 
so we can set you up with the necessary information.

Manchester  - (603) 669-0808
Nashua         - (603) 579-0320


As we're open in Manchester everyday (365 days/year!), but only 5 days/week in Nashua at this time, keep in mind we can book your appointment for either location from either location. So if, for example, you don't reach us in Nashua (on say a Sunday when the clinic is closed) call over to Manchester during our working hours and we'll get you set up no problem.

Existing patients who never received an email from MAS with your temporary password, please let us know if you'd like to use the online scheduler, and we will set you up with a password to make this happen.  

For existing patients using the online scheduler, please know your email address is your unique username in our scheduling system – it's tied to your account and appointment history.  If you'd like to change the email address you use for online scheduling, email us and we'll get that set up for you, no problem.  Please don't re-register a second time.

Returning patients, click here to link to the MAS Online Scheduler.



About Walk-Ins

Many of our patients appreciate being able to make same-day appointments. We get it – you don't always know ahead of time when you will want acupuncture, and if you suddenly get a free hour, you might want to fill it with a treatment!  But we also really hate to turn anybody away. So while we try to accommodate walk-ins whenever possible, we ask that you please make an appointment, even if it's only calling ahead to make sure there's room in the schedule before you leave your house. If you show up without calling, you are taking the chance that we might be 100% booked for the next few hours or even the whole day – it doesn't happen often, but it does happen. If you walk in without an appointment, we need to treat the people who have appointments before we treat you, so you might have to wait a lot longer than we'd like.

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POCA & POCA Tech

POCA

We are a founding member of the People's Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA), a multi-stakeholder cooperative of community acupuncture clinics across North America.

Beyond our Community Acupuncture clinics here in Manchester & Nashua, a rapidly-growing number of similarly structured clinics have launched across the US and abroad through the efforts of The People's Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA) - a multi-stakeholder cooperative of which MAS, our employees and dozens of our patients are members.

POCA was formed in the spring of 2011 as a multi-stakeholder cooperative. POCA's mission is to make acupuncture available and accessible to as many people as possible and to support those providing acupuncture in order to create stable, sustainable businesses and jobs.

While keeping this goal in mind, POCA knows that acu-punks and patients are mutually dependent on one another, and that the health of the relationship between the two is entirely connected. It's to honor these connections within our clinics by making practical use of strong social relationships that POCA will continue to be a locomotive for more Community Acupuncture clinics to open and thrive.  If affordable community acupuncture is to be made available for thousands of more communities across this country and beyond, the resources and skills of acupuncturists, patients and others are going to be needed to do so. The POCA co-op creates the structure to make this happen.

If you are looking for affordable, accessible community acupuncture clinics in different areas of the US and beyond, please visit POCA's Locate-a-Clinic page.

To join POCA and receive several terrific benefits for membership (that more than pay for membership itself), jump over here.

If you've read this far along, we're going to highly recommend taking in the following 35-minute documentary made by award-winning Portland, OR filmmaker Brian Lindstrom (Kicking, Finding Normal, Alien Boy) that'll make clear why we love our patients, our jobs, acupuncture and cooperation.  

Community Acupuncture: The Calmest Revolution Ever Staged


POCA Tech

POCA Tech is a technical school – a 501c3 educational non-profit - whose goal is to provide an affordable education and practical training for aspiring community acupuncturists.  We think of it as the educational arm of POCA.

The POCA cooperative urgently needs qualified licensed acupuncturists both to work in existing community acupuncture clinics and to open new clinics in areas without affordable acupuncture.

POCA Tech will provide a genuinely affordable acupuncture training program for students of ordinary incomes while providing employable graduates who are fully prepared to work in a community acupuncture environment for existing POCA clinics.

 

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Patient Resources

Who we are

Manchester Acupuncture Studio is a community acupuncture clinic, and a NH non-profit.  Community acupuncture is a social-business model that aims to increase patient access to acupuncture by offering treatments in a comfortable group setting and fees on an affordable sliding-scale, without income verification.  By doing so, more people have the chance to get treated as often as they need in order to find out how useful acupuncture can be, we are able to create sustainable jobs for acupuncturists and work-fellows, all while engendering a warm community atmosphere between clinic-goers and staff.  It’s a winning endeavor for both patients and the clinic.

We provide affordable acupuncture and still make a living.  We are a sustainable business model that offers a service that people need and can afford. As long as we have enough patients paying along the sliding-scale, we stay in business.

Are you wanting to find clinics like MAS for your loved ones outside of Manchester & Nashua?
Skip over here to find community acupuncture clinics across N. America and beyond.  


What to expect during your first visit

During your first visit, we'll sit and share information together. The goal here is to figure out a plan to start moving things forward for you. Once we establish a treatment plan, we'll move into the treatment room where you take a seat in a recliner of your choice, take off your shoes and roll up your sleeves and pant legs. From here on out, your job is to kick back and enjoy a good rest. Your job is to be warm and comfortable.  A typical treatment will last from 30 minutes to 90 minutes, depending mostly on how long you'd like to stay.

Find many more frequently asked questions and answers here.

Download the MAS Registration Form

Book Your First Appointment

How To Find Us

Find maps and automated directions at the bottom of the home page.

MAS – Manchester
813 Canal Street
Manchester, NH 03101
669-0808

813 Canal Street sits at the far end of the row of shops in the Dow Street Plaza on Canal Street.  Many know this building as the former home of the NH DMV in Manchester - or where Nadeau's sub shop lives.  Either way, it's easy to find us.

If traveling northbound on Canal Street, take a right onto Dow Street and immediately enter the Fit Lab gym parking lot on your left. Here you'll drive through the lot, driving alongside Canal street that runs below to your left. You'll find our storefront well-marked on the right.  
Alternately, you can take Langdon Street into the side lot at the opposite side of the building. (This is easier in our opinion, once you know where Langdon Street is!)  Free parking is available wherever you see a parking space in the front, side or back lots.

MAS – Nashua
4 Bud Way #9
Nashua, NH 03063
579-0320

4 Bud Way is the last building on the left on Bud Way. Look for the menu board with our sign included which sits just to the right of the building itself.

Find lots of parking in the lot directly in front of 4 Bud Way. In addition, free parking is available along the left & right sides of the building.  You'll find the entrance to the clinic at the front of the building, on the right-hand side.

Our Schedules

When are we open? As often as possible! In order to be here when you need us, we prefer to offer as many poking hours as we can muster. We are always working to create more hours to offer acupuncture for you.

Manchester Hours

Sunday: 9am – 4pm
Monday: 9am – 7pm
Tuesday: 9am – 7pm
Wednesday: 9am – 7pm
Thursday: 9am – 7pm
Friday: 9am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Nashua Hours

Sunday: closed
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 12pm – 7pm
Wednesday: 3pm – 7pm
Thursday: 3pm – 7pm (opening Noon-7pm starting November 2nd)
Friday: closed
Saturday: 9am – 1pm

And here is the current Clinic Schedule, with a new more permanent schedule coming in November:

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What is Acupuncture?

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Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most common and dependable medical therapies used in the world.  It is by nature simple, safe and effective health care.

Acupuncturists use thin, sterile, one-time-use disposable needles inserted superficially into specific areas of the body in order to help the body's ability to heal itself.

Over the three decades or so in which acupuncture has developed in the U.S., it has been proven to be not only exceptionally safe when performed by licensed acupuncturists, but statistically effective in an increasing body of scientific studies. 

Our experience tells us acupuncture can reliably and safely decrease pain and inflammation, quiet spasms, boost immunity, dispel migraines, shrink swelling, relieve pain in almost any location, regulate hormones, cut recovery time from surgery almost in half, calm anxiety, lift depression, restore mobility, improve digestion, and create a deep feeling of rest. Acupuncture is particularly helpful for people with chronic diseases, meaning conditions that can be managed but not cured. Because these folks often need to take many medications with multiple side effects, acupuncture can greatly improve their quality of life by helping with mood, energy and sleep – without creating any more side effects.

Acupuncture will normally cause people to feel sleepy during the time of treatment. In our treatment spaces you'll find family, friends, and neighbors literally napping together as they work towards common goals of better health, less pain, and relief from stress.

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How to Book Your First Appointment

The MAS Online Scheduler

In order to book your first visit to MAS, please call us in either Manchester or Nashua,

so we can set you up with the necessary information.

Manchester - (603) 669-0808

Nashua      - (603) 579-0320

As we're open in Manchester everyday (365 days/year!), but only 6 days/week in Nashua at this time, keep in mind we can book your appointment for either location from either location. So if, for example, you don't reach us in Nashua (on say a Sunday when the clinic is closed) call over to Manchester during our working hours and we'll get you set up no problem.

Find MAS Clinic Schedules and Directions

Find the MAS Welcome Letter and New Patient Registration Form

Existing patients, please let us know if you'd like to use the online scheduler, and we will set you up with a password to make this happen.

Click here to go to the MAS online scheduler

 

 

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