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Come in for Community Acupuncture in Hanalei
Fridays 10am to 3pm
Wednesdays 10am to 3pm
The purpose of community acupuncture is to make Chinese Medicine accessible by providing affordable community-centered health care. All acupuncture treatments are individualized to meet your needs, and are performed in a quiet community space.
We charge on a sliding scale: $30-$60
You decide what you can afford. We will NEVER make you prove your income level. We want you to come often enough to really get better, and the sliding scale is our way of helping you make that commitment. Please arrive approximately 10 minutes early for your initial visit to complete the new patient forms or save time and download the new patient intake form and our consent form from home and fill them out before coming in.
Most acupuncturists in the US also see only one patient per hour and charge $80 to $175 per treatment. They tend to spend a long time talking with each patient, going over medical records and asking many questions. We don’t do this is in these community healing circles, we have returned to the traditional approach. On your first visit we will ask you some questions and go over your health questionnaire, but on subsequent visits we will just get a brief update and then use tongue and pulse diagnosis to decide how to treat you.
Our Philosophy and Mission
We will keep our prices affordable and be a sustainable business because of the support of our wonderful community. One great way to help us with our mission is to tell your friends about us and help spread the word. Together, we can create a healthier community!
What is Acupuncture?
Simply put, Chinese medicine is the medical system developed in China before the introduction of modern pharmaceuticals and surgical methods. It emphasizes restoring health by helping the body find its natural balance.
Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles into specific points of the body that help stimulate natural healing. The physicians of ancient China observed that when certain points on the body are stimulated, distant parts of the body, including the internal organs, are affected. These points occur on predictable energetic pathways called meridians. By selecting and needling points on the meridians, an acupuncturist can address a range of issues including pain, digestive disorders, and relief from the stresses of modern-day life.
How We Treat
We treat in a community setting. Most United States acupuncturists treat patients on tables in individual cubicles. This is not traditional in Asia, where acupuncture usually occurs in a community setting. In our clinic we primarily use recliners in our quiet, soothing common room. Treating patients in a community setting has many benefits: it’s easy for friends and family members to come in for treatment together; many patients find it comforting; and the collective energy of many treatments happening at once actually makes individual treatments more powerful.
What to expect at your treatment
Your acupuncture treatment may include points on your arms and hands, legs and feet, and/or head and neck. Because acupuncture channels flow across the entire body it is possible to treat back problems, for example, with points on the hands and feet. You will not need to undress, but please do wear loose clothing that can comfortably roll up to your elbows and knees.
Do I need to make an appointment for community acupuncture?
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 will try to accommodate walk-ins whenever possible, we ask that you please make an appointment online. Calling is not the best option during clinic hours because normally I am not picking up calls and checking texts. If you show up without an appointment, you are taking the chance that we might be 100% booked – 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. We really want to make getting acupuncture as convenient as possible for you.
It’s good to eat about an hour before coming in.
Some people like their own pillows or blankets—feel free to bring what you need to make yourself comfortable.
Silence is golden, so please turn off your cell phone and help us create a relaxing environment.
Give your body the time it needs to make the changes you want.
Please be prepared to pay for your treatment at the start of the session. Checks and cash in exact change are preferred as they help to save considerable time.
What we treat
• Acid Reflux
• Back Pain
• Bell’s Palsy
• Carpal Tunnel
• Chemotherapy Side Effects
• Chronic Pain
• Cold & Flu
• Heart Health
• High Blood Pressure
• Immune Support
• Knee Pain
• Liver Health
• Low Blood Pressure
• Neck Pain
• Post Surgery (dental or internal)
• Quit Smoking
• Radiation Therapy Side Effects
• Sexual Health
• Shoulder Pain
• Urination Issues
• And much more…
The World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health approve acupuncture for a whole bunch of things. It helps a vast range of conditions, because it works by balancing the body. This is a very short list–there are many more!
What people everywhere are saying about community acupuncture..
I have gotten rid of a terrible rash that has been bothering me for months, in just a few treatments. I spent hundreds of dollars on creams and steroid shots, none of them providing lasting relief. I am so grateful for this medicine. The herbs were really helpful too!
Just want to say, my sensation on arriving home after today’s first visit is appreciation for the aura of wellness energy that dwells there. I’m reminded of a Tibetan expression which I was told means ‘all auspicious blessings’ - spoken, sounds like ‘tashi delegs.’
I drive all the way from the Wailua Homesteads to get my treatments with Linda. She has helped me with several serious chronic issues for which I have tried many modalities. Today, I feel so much better and come in for regular bimonthly treatments.
I have been a patient of a community acupuncture clinic for three years. The acupuncture treatments have been very effective in relieving the arthritis pain in my hip and shoulder. Acupuncture is also great for relieving stress. I am grateful for this affordable drug-free treatment for these chronic conditions.
I love coming in for community acupuncture and falling asleep in the chair. I have had some long time ailments for 20+ years that are doing a slow but steady vanishing act. At first I thought it was weird, then I was amazed, now I am grateful. Very grateful.
We look forward to seeing you!
How to find us:
Lee Acupuncture is located at the Ching Young Village in Hanalei, 5-5190 Kuhio Highway. The office is upstairs Back Door Surf Shop.