Abundance, generosity, operating in the "spirit of the gift"—this was language that your Mind-Body Los Angeles (MBLA) blogger here saw put in glorious action in the L.A. area's Time Bank community, beginning in 2008. As a grateful beneficiary of Qigong, Tai Chi, and Mindfulness Meditation and inspired by Gift Economy exchanges, I created this MBLA Google calendar, this Facebook page, and this website's page as a way of making so-called "complementary" practices more widely accessible, by tracking and promoting free, low-cost, or donation-based meditation, Tai Chi, Yoga, and other offerings by clinics, organizations, and individual providers.
I am always excited and encouraged to come upon a new (to me) community acupuncture clinic, like the one I discovered and posted today on Facebook. I figured I might as well compile all the ones I know in one blog post. So, here goes. They are listed below numerically in zip code order (just as they are on the calendar). If you discover one that is obsolete or wish to suggest the addition of another, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dongguk University Medical Clinic (Rampart Village) 440 Shatto Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90020. Receive low-cost treatment from interns under supervision.
Universal Family Wellness (Silver Lake), 4209 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90029. Low-cost / sliding scale.
Eagle Rock Community Acupuncture, 2042 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041. Low-cost.
South Baylo University: Los Angeles Clinic (Lafayette Park) 2727 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90057. Receive low-cost treatment from interns under supervision.
Yo San University Blount Community Clinic (Lafayette Park), 13315 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066. Receive treatment from interns under supervision.
Pacific Coast Community Acupuncture, 11204 Braddock Dr., Culver City, CA 90230. Low-cost, sliding scale.
Costa Acupuncture (low cost "community acupuncture" available), 10200 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232.
Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, 1807 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403. Receive low-cost treatment from interns under supervision at their clinic.
Rosebud Wellness, 20300 Ventura Blvd, Suite 245, Woodland Hills, CA 91364. Low-cost, community acupuncture one Saturday per month.
Veterans Project. Links to clinics nationwide that provide free or discounted acupuncture to veterans and their families.