Multi-bed treatment reduces the cost of local acupuncture
The Get Well Clinic in Camberwell offers "Community Acupuncture" or "multi-bed" treatment for Camberwell, Herne Hill, Dulwich, and Peckham every Tuesday at Zen Yoga in Camberwell Grove from 3:30-5:30pm.
What is acupuncture? It's the practice of inserting needles into points of chi concentration along energy channels known as 'meridians' in an effort to rebalance chi. What is chi? It is known as our life force.
In the US, community acupuncture is seen as a "movement" and is already an established form of care for many people via the network POCA (People's Organization of Community Acupuncture, perhaps because of the astronomical cost of primary allopathic care there). But it has been slower to take off in the UK - possibly due to lack of a strong national network - even while multi-bed treatment dramatically reduces cost by pricing on a sliding scale. If you've ever booked one-to-one acupuncture, you already know how expensive it can get, especially in London due to high room rental costs.
Community acupucture means numerous patients share the same space which lowers cost. This makes it possible for patients to afford more regular or frequent courses of treatment - often vital for those seeking to heal systemic ailments which can also limit earnings. Locally established practitioner George Monkhouse and Marion offer full body treatment from £20-40 (no questions asked but booking required) and just £5 for ear acupuncture on a drop-in basis. Ear (auricular) acupuncture is a technique similar to reflexology. Groups of pluripotent cells contain information for the whole body in a particularised region - in this case, mapped on the ear. These are needled.
Acupuncture treatment is followed by Qi Gong from 6pm priced at £10 (concessions £8).
ZenYoga, 2D Camberwell Grove (opposite no.43) Camberwell London SE5 8RE
Get Well Clinic website: http://camberwellacupuncture.co.uk
Check out the POCA film "Community Acupuncture: The Calmest Revolution Ever Staged" on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/69251326