Free Phone Consultation

by Sean Honea L.Ac

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SCA now offers Free Phone Consultation for new patients.

Curious about how acupuncture works and if our treatments can help your particular condition?

Schedule a phone consultation to:
* answer your questions
* learn more about acupuncture
* discuss a treatment plan

Consultations last 10 minutes.

 

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July Update: Tues and Fridays with Erica

by Sean Honea L.Ac

Erica intake

Happy July everyone!

Erica has expanded her offerings to Fridays from 12-4pm, while Sean steps back a bit to focus on the general management of SCA and the joys of Fatherhood. Erica is still working her regular Tuesday shift at 10 am to 2 pm.

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Also as a reminder that Saturdays shifts are now from 9 am to 1 pm, and the New Patient Discount has been moved from Tues to Thursdays.

extra wide zero gravity chair

A new extra wide zero gravity chair is on its way! The one in the long room by the window has always been popular, so we are getting a second one. It will likely replace one of the smaller chairs in the square room. The extra wide chair is weighted for 330 lbs, so it can accommodate most patients.  

yoler zero gravity

For those that need more support we still have our black Yoler chair in the long room closest to the waiting area (it's the noisy one pictured above). The Yoler is not as wide, but it is weighted for 440 lbs and has extra wide armrests.   This particular Yoler model is pretty hard to come these days, so enjoy it while you can.  

 

Earlier Saturday Hours

by Sean Honea L.Ac

Summer

With summer well underway and the solstice behind us, we have decide to offer earlier hours Saturday, so you can get your acu-nap in and still enjoy your day.  

New Hours starting July 8th: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m..

Also as a reminder that the New Patient Fee Discount  also changes from Tues to Thurs in July, and that SCA is now open from 3-7 pm on Thursdays.

Closed July 1-4 for Independence day!

by Sean Honea L.Ac

foot in sand

Please note we will be closed July 1-4 to Celebrate Independence day. We will be back in operation in Wednesday, July 5th.  

Also for anyone that wanted to try a shift with Erica, but can't make her Tuesday times, she will be filling in for Sean on Friday, July 7th from Noon to 4 pm.  

Have a great weekend!

 

Traumatic Stress of Just Living in Today

by Sean Honea L.Ac

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Providing a reliable and affordable means to treat the toxic stress of life in order to empower people to live the life they want / desire is what community acupuncture is all about... Why is this important for people? Check out some excerpts from Dr. Laura Kerr's Blog post: Capitalism exploits the body’s response to traumatic stress.

  • "Capitalism’s capricious economic cycles also contribute to stress. The body responds to threats with agitated alertness, especially when there is a coinciding belief that taking action is necessary to avoid being hurt. In trauma lingo, we refer to this as a state of hypervigilance, or the need to continually scan the environment for the possibility that past threats will reemerge and once again endanger one’s survival. ..."
  • "In his book On Deep History and the Brain, Daniel Lord Smail makes a connection between global capitalism, social hierarchies, and the body’s reaction to threats. Smail argues capitalism exploits the body’s survival responses (i.e., freeze, fight, flight, and submission) by creating the conditions of psychological domination as well as providing relief from the feelings of powerlessness that capitalism and social hierarchies engender. According to Smail, capitalism generates stress through its unpredictability and hierarchical power structures, but it also alleviates stress by producing an economy organized around the production and circulation of addictive substances and practices."

 

  • "Today, the use of addictive substances and activities to regulate stress is so common it is difficult to demarcate between what counts as recreational use of substances and what constitutes lifestyle maintenance. Addictions are a widespread way of managing feelings of agitation and overwhelm, which for many are habitual responses to the pressure of trying to make a living in the current global economy. Typically when we anticipate danger, the body either becomes so activated that it enters a state of extreme agitation (referred to as “hyperarousal”) or it moves towards a state of shut down in response to feeling profoundly overwhelmed (called “hypoarousal”). Addictive substances and activities are now everyday methods for escaping such states — a role religion historically served, especially in the preindustrial world."

Why do I believe in Community aka Affordable acupuncture? Because, not everyone can afford therapy, has good health insurance which pays for mental health care, and can afford spa treatments, nor can they rely on substances decade after decade...the body wears out. Your coping / surviving skills need to upgrade over time. Is affordable acupuncture the answer? For some it may well be, and perhaps for others it's just one small step in the right direction.

in unity,

Sean

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15 Minute Appointment Intervals

by Sean Honea L.Ac

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15 Minute Appointment Intervals

For the last several months, Sean has been booking Returning appointments every 10 minutes and New Patients every 20 minutes, while Erica has booked Returns every 15 minutes and New Patients every 30 minutes.

Starting in late June, Sean will book both Returning treatments every 15 minutes and New Patients every 30 minutes. This change is made in order to simplify booking appointments on the online scheduler and to allow more flexibility of care. For example, Sean may choose to offer more Medical Qigong (energy work), take home acupressure exercises, or acu-seed placements in addition in his regular needling. Determination of these additional services will be made on a case by case basis and as time allows. Our fees remain unchanged, so feel free to keep paying "what you can afford" on the sliding scale.

in unity,

Sean

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New Patient Fee Discount changes from Tues to Thurs in July

by Sean Honea L.Ac

yin yang fish

New Patient Fee Discount changes from Tues to Thurs in July

Why the fuss? Because we waive the $15 new patient one day per week. Tuesday has had the honor for several months now. And with summer well under way, it's time to let another day have a try. So if you had any friends or family that was looking to take advantage of that particular day, please let them know it's switching to Thursday in July.

New Thursday Hours

In order to better serve those with more traditional work schedules, we are implementing a another change to Thursday. SCA is now open from 3-7 pm, starting June 15th. We hope this change will better accommodate the after 5 pm crowd. Appointments preferred especially in our last hour.

in unity,

Sean

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