Intro to Acupuncture and Qigong

by Sean Honea L.Ac

Intro to Acupuncture Qigong SCA

Complimentary Intro to Acupuncture and Qigong
Facilitated by Sean Honea, Licensed Acupuncturist and Certified Qigong Therapist

Wednesday, September 19, 11:15am to 12:15pm

1st half: Learn principles of Chinese Medicine such as Qi, Yin and Yang
2nd half: Beginning Qigong Class

Several thousand years ago, East Asian practitioners discovered that the body forms disharmonies as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. Chinese medical theory explains these disharmonies as an imbalance of opposing forces. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy or Qi. Acupuncture restores the flow of qi by inserting and manipulating hair-thin needles at specific points. Similar to yoga, Qigong involves rhythmic movement, focused breathing, and concentrated awareness. Qigong consists of gentle exercises that increase energy, promote health, and relax the mind.

Please join us for this complimentary session!

Change of Rates and Hours August

by Sean Honea L.Ac


Change of Rates

At Southside Community Acupuncture, we believe that treatment sessions should be long, frequent, and affordable in order to facilitate better health and wellness. Our flexible group treatment model allows us to maximize the duration of each treatment; i.e. we never ask you to leave early to make room for another patient.

By making our treatments low cost, we encourage patients to come in more often than they might otherwise be able to if they were paying double or triple the cost per session at another practice. In general, more frequent treatments in the short-term can increase the overall therapeutic benefit, so you can get on with the business of living your life. After 2 years of practice we are still dedicated to this clinic model, but we are aware that it is not financially sustainable at our current payment scale.

Starting August 1, 2018 we will increase our Sliding Scale to $25-55, with the $15 New Patients Fee remaining unchanged.

To account for our new rates we are making adjustments to our treatment intervals. You may have noticed that we have begun booking patients every 20 minutes instead of 10 minutes apart so that we can offer each patient more individual attention. By taking a middle way or medium volume approach, we have faith that we will be able to continue to offer accessible and affordable group acupuncture for many years to come.

We realize that some of you will not be able to afford our new scale or will have to limit how often you are able to return. In recognition of this we will allow existing patients to pay on the former $20-50 scale until October 1, 2018. We will also continue to maintain our voucher or “Pay It Forward Board.” We encourage you take full advantage of this program.

New Hours in August

Starting this August, SCA will no longer be open Saturdays due to low patient attendance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Many of our patients have expressed interest in Monday hours instead, so Sean will be open on Mondays from 10AM to 2PM starting Aug 6th. Also be on the lookout for expanded hours in late September as Erica transitions from 3 hr to 4 hour shifts.

Thank you and be well,

Sean and Erica Honea
Southside Community Acupuncture, LLC


Community Energy Work: Medical Qigong Therapy Now Available

by Sean Honea L.Ac

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Now Available Community Medical Qigong Therapy

Qigong means "life energy cultivation" or "energy work" and is traditionally seen as a method to cultivate and balance qi.  Medical Qigong Therapy is a form of complementary and alternative medicine. Like Acupuncture, it is one of the four main branches of Chinese medicine, a system of health care that recognizes the root causes of symptoms or disease, and treats the clients as a whole person. Put simply it is acupuncture without needles. Community Energy work appointments are now available in tandem with our regular community acupuncture clinic

New Patient: Community Energy Work
Sliding scale $35 to $65: with Sean

Approximately 30 minutes, but you are welcome to rest in the chair afterwards as long as you wish.

Returning Patients Sliding Scale: $20 to $50 with Sean.

Approximately 15 minutes, but you are welcome to rest in the chair as long as you wish.

Qigong therapy. Hands-On and or hands off therapy stimulating acupuncture points. No insertion of needles. Contact needling aka non-insertion needling may be done. Take-home Qigong exercises or acupressure prescriptions may be offered on a case-by-case basis.

Previous Acupuncture Patients may book with a Return Patient appointment.


Energy Work Appointment



SCA: We're 2 years old already!

by Erica Honea L.Ac

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We're 2 years old already! We're grateful to be part of the healing community in Richmond and excited to see what the coming years bring. Thanks to all of our patients who inspire us every single day.

#rvaacupuncturist #rvahealth #rvawellness #acupunctureworks #rvalocal


SCA: Now on Instagram!

by Sean Honea L.Ac

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Southside Community Acupuncture is now on Instagram!  

Check us out! 


Affordable acupuncture in a group setting, located in RVA. Husband and wife run clinic, both licensed acupuncturists with masters degrees from CA.


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Pay It Forward: Casting Our Net Wider

by Sean Honea L.Ac

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Pay It Forward: Casting Our Net Wider

Our goal has always been to offer people the acupuncture they need at a price they can afford. It is why we treat in groups on a sliding scale. However, we recognize that no matter how low we set our scale, there would always be someone who cannot afford our rates. Perhaps you have been that someone. In response to that need we are instituting a Pay It Forward Program in the form of a voucher board.

We are able to provide access in this way because members of our community generously pay-it-forward to help maintain our voucher board. If you would like to make a contribution in support of our efforts, you can pay-it-forward by following these steps.

What it Looks like:

  • At the front desk we have posted a bulletin board
  • Sticky notes that function as payment vouchers are posted there
  • Notes may be in any dollar amount, for example: $1, $5, $20, $35
  • Once purchased, notes can be redeemed at any time by any patient for partial payment towards their treatment

How It Works:

  • Patient A is feeling generous this week. They have already paid $30 for their treatment, but have decided to pay forward an additional $5.
  • Patient A goes to the front desk and pays the $5 for a sticky note voucher
  • A $5 note is then posted on the board with the date it was purchased.
  • Patient B goes to the front desk to pay for their treatment, but only has $15. Patient B takes the $5 voucher / note from the Board and presents it with their $15 to the front desk for payment. All is well.
  • A few months go by and Patient B is feeling generous and decides to purchase a $10 sticky note, which is posted to the voucher board.
  • The note is then redeemed by Patient C, Patient D, or even Patient A who is low on funds that month.
  • The Cycle continues.

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Two Qigong Events in May

by Sean Honea L.Ac

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Two Qigong events to look for in May.

Both Events are Open to the Public

Healthy Living Series: Energy Healing Demystified
Hosted by Dr. Keith Bell of Oriental Medicine Specialists, P.C. and VCU Massey Cancer Center with special guest Sean Honea L.Ac presenting a brief Qigong Demonstration at the end.

  • Wednesday, May 9 at 6 pm - 7 pm
  • 9000 Stony Point Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23235-1900, United States 


Day of Meditative Practice, a semi-annual event presented by Next Generation Unity

  • Saturday, May 19th, 12:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Various meditative practices will be led by members of Next Generation Unity and other Unity members from 12-5pm.
  • This event is followed by a Spiritual Open Mic from 6-8 pm with participants sharing music, poetry, etc.
  • Sean Honea L.Ac will lead Qigong from 3:45 to 4:30 pm.
  • Location: Main Sanctuary  at Unity of Bon Air 923 Buford Road, Richmond, VA 23235

See you there!


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