We have a Sliding Scale…  $25 to $40 per treatment.        

The purpose of the sliding scale is to separate the issues of money and treatment; we want you to come in often enough to really get better and stay better! Our fees are based on a sliding scale from $25 to $40.  New patients pay $40, which includes the initial consultation fee.   Our primary goal is to make acupuncture available to you as often as you need it. You pay what you can afford in order to get the treatments you need to get better. Please use this pricing guideline to help determine your fee for your treatments:

                                                                                        Infrequent visits – weekly or less:     $40 - $30 per visit
                                                                                        2 times weekly:                                            $30 - $25 per visit
                                                                                        3 or more times weekly:                         $25 per visit

Most acupuncturists in the U.S. see one or two patients per hour and fees can range from $60 to $150 per treatment.  They tend to spend a lot of time talking to each patient, going over medical records, asking many questions.  We don’t.  Community acupuncture relies on a more traditional approach.  The only way that we can make acupuncture affordable and still make a living ourselves is to streamline our treatments and see multiple patients in an hour.  So we have returned to a traditional approach, allowing us to bring our fees down considerably.  Treatments are still individualized and tailored to your specific needs and we rely upon traditional diagnostic methods of observation, auscultation, inquiry and palpation, focused around pulse diagnosis.
Why a Sliding Scale?

Community acupuncture is a grass roots movement.  We believe that health care reform starts with us.  We want to provide health care to the widest possible audience, regardless of insurance coverage or financial resources.  We don’t bill insurance, so we wanted to bring our fees down to the realm of insurance co-pays.  We also know that acupuncture has a cumulative effect and works best when treatments are frequent.  We want you to get better as soon as possible and we don’t want the cost to be a barrier to your well being.  If our fee structure is still a hindrance to your ability to complete the course of treatment, please let us know. We can discuss your individual needs.

SLIDING SCALE
We Treat in a community setting.

In the U.S., most acupuncturists treat patients on tables in individual rooms or cubicles.  This is not traditional in Asia, where acupuncture occurs in a community setting.  In our clinic we use recliners, arranged in a large, quiet, soothing space. Treating in a community setting has many benefits including:
- Allows for low cost treatments
- Friends and family can be treated together
- Group energy enhances treatment.It is comforting
- The setting reduces apprehension and mystery
We use distal acupuncture points.

At Harmony Community Wellness Center, patients remain clothed and lie in comfortable recliners in a quiet, soothing community room. Acupuncture needles are applied "distally", meaning that we place needles primarily in your arms and legs, hands and feet.  In other words, we may treat your back pain by placing needles in your hands and feet. With this more traditional style, we can see more patients which allows us to reduce the cost of the treatments.
COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE


Why Community Acupuncture?

​Harmony Community Wellness Center is part of the growing community acupuncture movement that is changing the way health care is provided.  We provide acupuncture in a community space at a reduced cost. The primary goal of the community acupuncture movement is to reduce cost to the patient in order to allow for treatments to be frequent and regular enough to be effective and provide wellness.  Community style acupuncture counters the more common "Spa style" acupuncture which has developed in the U.S., where patients are treated individually in a room, similar to massage treatments.  These "Spa style" treatments are expensive and are out of reach financially for many that could benefit from acupuncture, especially those without insurance coverage.  At Harmony Community Wellness Center, we treat in a community setting and price treatments on a sliding scale, from $25 to $40 per treatment.  Our average fee is $30, however we understand that everyone’s situation is different, and our primary goal is to make acupuncture available to you as often as you need it.

(760) 294-1356

280 East 3rd Ave. Escondido, CA  92025

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