Over the past several years, more and more community acupuncture and projects dedicated to healing, prison abolition, and transformative justice have popped up all over the country and in Chicago.
They are right on time as we face increasing collective challenges in the face of rampant systemic oppression, mass incarceration, and the ravages of late stage capitalism. Many of these projects are asking critical questions about how we value and relate to one another, how we sustainably struggle for social justice, while supporting one another.
Community Acupuncture in Chicago: providing affordable health care services still remains outside of the norm within the acupuncture world. We salute these projects, and others like them, for doing their best to offer holistic health services to those who might normally be priced out of getting acupuncture.
Mercy Community Acupuncture Center
Sessions starting at $30
Five Point Holistic Health
Five Point Holistic Health is offering clients of Sage Community Health Collective one free initial community acupuncture treatment, herbal consultation or 30-minute bodywork session. These appointments can be booked online at http://www.fivepointholistichealth.com/schedule-now/ by choosing “Community Referral Promotion” as the service. At the end of the booking process you will be prompted to enter “Sage” as the referred business. Appointments can also be booked over the phone at 773-466-9882.
Chicago Women’s Health Center
Sessions with student interns starting at $20
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
Sessions with student interns for $35 and under
Sonya Seifert and Jennifer Wade will continue to offer individual and community acupuncture at Bluebird Wellness, which will open in the spring and be located near Irving Park and Pulaski just one block from the blue line, Metra, and the Kennedy expressway. Please call Sonya at 773-844-5709 or Jennifer at 773-406-2091. Their website will be www.bluebirdwell.com and email is firstname.lastname@example.org.