Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Common Source will be closed at least until April 5. I am still allowing online booking for after April 5, but if you do book, please be aware that your appointment may be cancelled due to extended closure. I will keep updating this site as the future becomes clearer. If you are ill, and would like a virtual herbal consult, please send me an email at CommonSourceHealing@gmail.com – Nicole
Acupuncture is an ancient art – a community art –
and at Common Source Acupuncture, that underscores everything about the way I practice. Whether you come in with daily stress, athletic injuries, insomnia, or in need of treatment to supplement other medical modalities, Common Source Acupuncture can provide a calming and healing space, applying methods refined over thousands of years.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture uses extremely fine needles to smooth and facilitate the flow of the body’s natural energies or qi. By inserting these needles in key points along the body’s energetic channels, qi is drawn to areas in need of support, thus focusing your own healing abilities. So, an acupuncturist’s job is to remind your body of its innate ability to function optimally, not to act as a healer or miracle worker. The amazing thing about acupuncture is that it simply allows your body to do what it wants to do naturally.
What is community acupuncture?
Because acupuncture works best when people can comfortably receive treatments as often as necessary, the community model provides affordable acupuncture by treating several patients within the same hour. When you arrive, we’ll spend about 5 or so minutes, talking about your current condition and what we need to focus on. After we get the acupuncture needles in, you rest while the treatment progresses. In that time, other patients can meet with me and receive their own treatments nearby. Seeing several patients in the same time period makes treatments more affordable and creates a healing group energy. More information on community acupuncture can be found here.
Common Source Acupuncture provides affordable and effective acupuncture treatment in a comfortable group setting. The sliding scale is always $20 – $40. You decide what you can afford.
The purpose of the sliding scale is to separate the issues of money and treatment; I want you to come in often enough to really get better and stay better!
11 S. Washington
Ypsilanti, Mi 48197
Clinic closes 1 hour after last appointment time.