Much has happened since Community Acupuncture was born in the early 'aughts in Portland, OR.
Here are some numbers to demonstrate how affordable, group acupuncture geared toward average wage-earners has been found to be terrifically popular around the U.S. and beyond.
3: Number of full-time CA clinics in 2006 (as defined by the POCA Locate-A-Clinic page)
177: Number in 2012
1: Number of Community Acupuncture documentaries made by award-winning director Brian Lindstrom
300,000: Estimated number of treatments given in CA clinics in 2010
Average fee paid in POCA clinics for single treatment: $18
$6.5 million dollars: Total gross receipts in POCA clinics, 2010
188: Number of acupunks employed in CA clinics, 2011
75: Number of clinics employing acupunks full or part-time.
First Community Acupuncture training workshop offered – October 2006
Number of CA training workshops offered by end of February 2012 – 65
10: Number of countries with Community Acupuncutre/Multi-Bed clinics.
Number of CA organizations worldwide: 3
0: Number of CA clinics with multiple locations 2006
6: Number of clinics with multiple locations 2012, with 2 more slated to open later this year.
(Community Acupuncture stats taken from most recent 2010 CAN/POCA Locate A Clinic survey and other reliable sources)