Community Acupuncture: The Calmest Revolution Ever Staged

“This is the story of how a small group of loud-mouthed, over-educated, under-employed activists and a massive group of ordinary people with average incomes revolutionized healthcare systems by using large empty rooms, old recliner chairs, and two-cent needles.”

You can view it here.

Thank you to Brian Lindstrom who took the time to really *get* what Community Acupuncture is about, and then captured that with his talents in filmmaking. Special thanks to the patients of Working Class Acupuncture and Philadelphia Community Acupuncture for their patience and participation in this endeavor.

Filmed & Directed by:

  • Brian Lindstrom

Co-Produced by:

  • Moses Cooper
  • Jessica Feltz
  • Lisa Rohleder
  • Ellen Vincent
  • CAN Board of Directors

Jessica Feltz
Author: Jessica Feltz

<p> I learned about Community Acupuncture while studying at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine (MCOM) in the Spring of 2006 when Lisa Rohleder's first article about her clinic appeared in Acupuncture Today. Coming from a middle-class background myself, I was the only student in my acupuncture class to have not experienced the healing benefits of this medicine prior to beginning studies at MCOM. I couldn't afford it. And my family couldn't understand what I was doing by investing in an education that they didn't perceive to be financially sustainable. </p> <p> The Community Acupuncture model is a perfect fit for me, balancing social justice and taoist simplicity with the patient's innate ability to heal him/herself (with a few gentle nudges from strategically placed needles). I am grateful every day to have found CAN and the love it brings into my life. I want to share that joy by spreading the message about how we can create a new health care experience in our communities through each of our very small efforts...and how those very small efforts can in turn change the world. </p> I enjoy my two sons, my 4 cats, and big stacks of books.  I own and operate...

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