The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine is proud to open the first and only community acupuncture clinic in the Capital Region. In an effort to further serve our community, and to reach those who otherwise could not afford acupuncture, we are expanding our services. Community acupuncture provides a unique, serene and supportive group atmosphere, offering effective acupuncture techniques for a broad range of health concerns.

The synergy of group healing rituals has been used in native traditions throughout the world. Our mission is to create an enhanced therapeutic atmosphere by combining the energy of multiple clients sharing in the healing technique of acupuncture together.

How Community Acupuncture Works

For half the cost of a typical, one hour acupuncture session, clients receive acupuncture in a spacious and comfortable room equipped primarily with lounge chairs, as well as massage tables.

Your licensed acupuncturist, Rebecca Rice or Liza Pollock, will speak with you about the health concerns you would like to address with acupuncture, and guide you to a comfortable room that you will share with up to six other clients. You will then be seated in a comfortable reclining chair and receive the expert care for which the Center has become known in upstate New York.

Hair-thin acupuncture needles will be placed according to your needs and comfort level, primarily in the limbs and ears. Once the acupuncture is in place, you can then relax, and soak up the positive synergy of the group healing experience. Most clients find the chairs and atmosphere relaxing enough to take a short nap. The soft music and warm atmosphere combine to create a very relaxing, and therapeutic environment.

Who Can Benefit from Community Acupuncture

There are well-established points easily accessible in a seated position to treat most health challenges comfortably and effectively in the community acupuncture environment. This is the ideal venue for those who cannot afford private acupuncture sessions, but still want to experience the established healing benefits of acupuncture treatment.

Here are some examples of what can be addressed by community acupuncture:

  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Infertility
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Women's Health
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Neuropathy
  • Food and Sugar Cravings
  • Arthritis
  • Sinusitis
  • Immune Health

Our Special Team Approach to Your Health

At the Center, your acupuncturist has the opportunity to consult with complementary practitioners and medical doctors about your health concerns and the progress you are making. These practitioners are always available to you as well.

We take great pride in our staff's special team consulting approach to the care of our patients, giving you the best that Integrative Medicine has to offer.

Make An Appointment

Acupuncture works. It has helped countless numbers of people to improve their health and lead painfree lives. For this reason, The National Institute of Health has approved acupuncture as an effective treatment for many, many health conditions that Americans face today.

Come join us for this exciting new step in extending integrated care to the broader Capital Region!

Call The Center at 518.689.2244 to make your appointment today.