Has Community Acupuncture made a difference in your life? Would you like to be able to refer your friends and family to affordable community clinics like OAP all over the country? Then please, JOIN POCA! The People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture is a multi-stakeholder cooperative whose goal is “to make acupuncture available and accessible to as many people as possible and to support those providing acupuncture to create stable and sustainable businesses and jobs.” Currently POCA is working on some awesome projects, like establishing micro-loans to help community clinics get started in underserved areas, and establishing a new acupuncture school that will make acupuncture education affordable. POCA is changing the look of health care in America, and YOU can be a part of it! Annual memberships are just $25-100 (sliding scale, of course!), and come with some great benefits including a free birthday treatment and three “free first treatment” certificates that you can use to introduce your friends and family to community acupuncture.
In the words of POCA volunteer and fellow acupunk Cris Monteiro, “We live in a time where isolation is one of our greatest societal ills, and people are rediscovering the powers we have to pull together, to provided needed services and resources for one another, our families, and our communities. POCA is one example of how collective and collaborative work empowers us and makes our world a better place to live.” Join today!