Liberation Acupuncture is a framework for acupuncture that affirms that individual health and disease do not exist and cannot be understood apart from social conditions – particularly injustice, inequality, and the pervasive influence of traumatic stress, ( 

POCA, the People's Organization of Community Acupuncture, is a cooperative of acupuncturists, clinics, and patients who are committed to making acupuncture affordable and accessible to everyone. U District Community Acupuncture is a member of this co-op, and shares not only the belief that healthcare should be accessible to everyone, but that community is important because healing does not happen in isolation. 

Liberation Acupuncture and the Community Acupuncture ​Movement​ 

 Anti Discrimination at UCA

 UCA does not discriminate based on race, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identification, age, education, HIV status,

 weight, language, or immigration status. Everyone is welcome to be a part of our community.

We use a sliding scale


​Payment is between $20-$40 each treatment. You decide what to pay. The purpose of the sliding scale is to make it possible for you to receive acupuncture regularly enough and long enough to get better and stay better. How effective acupuncture is going to be depends largely on receiving treatments at the right frequency for the right duration of time. The sliding scale is there to help you do this.

Treatments are in a group setting

Most acupuncturists treat patients in individual rooms. In this clinic we use recliners and a few tables in a large, quiet space. Treating in this community style has many benefits: it's easy for friends and family to come in for treatment together; many patients find it comforting; a collective energetic field becomes established which actually makes individual treatments more powerful. Community acupuncture also allows you the opportunity to be treated as long as you need to be. 

About Community Acupuncture