Beyond our Community Acupuncture clinics here in Manchester & Nashua, a 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 many patients are members. You can be a member too! If you are interested to learn more, read here.
Our friends at Philadelphia Community Acupuncture offer a terrific introduction to what POCA is, and why it may matter a helluva lot to you. We encourage you to read through here. If we were to try to summarize in one sentence it's this: if affordable Community Acupuncture is to 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. POCA creates the structure to make this happen.
If you are looking for affordable, accessible acupuncture clinics in different areas of the country, please visit POCA's Locate-a-Clinic page.
Watch below for an excellent introductory video (9 mins.) followed by a link to a full-fledged Community Acupuncture documentary (28 mins.) that each do great jobs of telling the Community Acupuncture story in their own way.