Acupuncture Can Change Everything
POCA…*THE* Acupuncture Co-op

The People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture

Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture is part of a nationwide movement called the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (or POCA) whose goal is fix health care. POCA is a co-operative run and fueled by co-op members who believe that acupuncture should be available to people. POCA helps bring clinics like ours into existence through micro-loans, training, support and volunteer opportunities.

We see acupuncture changing lives every day. It’s simple, safe and effective, as well as the most widely used medicine in the world! Last year POCA clinics, about 200 of them, provided more than 960,000 treatments. Our goal is to make that number 50 million treatments by the year 2020.

We support the Community Acupuncture movement with our POCA membership and our volunteer hours. We know that acupuncture can change the world, and would love for you to join us in The Calmest Revolution Ever Staged!

Co-op Membership

Interested? Help spread access to acupuncture by learning more about POCA. Click to join online. Or drop by Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture to talk with us more about our favorite co-operative, POCA! Our acupuncturists, Reiki therapist, front desk folks, and volunteers are all POCA members.

Benefits

In addition to all the great benefits of POCA membership, SHCA offers all active members discount  acupuncture treatments throughout May and October every year — just $10 each session!

So don’t wait…Join!…for as little as $25…and get more acupuncture, courtesy of your fellow co-op members at SHCA.

Here are a Few Reasons to Join POCA

1. A Free treatment from any POCA member clinic during the week of your birthday.
2. Three “Free First Treatment” certificates for your friends and family – good at any POCA member clinic.
3. Monthly e-newsletter, ‘Sticking Together.’
4. New patient fees are waived for you at POCA member clinics.
5. Access to online discussion forums to connect with acupuncturists and other patients.
6. Volunteer opportunities in local clinics and in POCA.
7. Voting in annual board elections and running for positions in the cooperative.

On top of the acupuncture discounts in May and October, SHCA offers free acupuncture for POCA members on three days each year:

  • International Co-op Day: July 5th
  • National Acupuncture Day: October 24th
  • Valentine’s Day: because we love our POCA Co-op members

And, when you become a POCA member, you get a free treatment on your birthday! And  3 FREE first treatment cards to give to your friends and family members, good at any POCA clinic! (Including SHCA!)

There’s more!! When you join, your dues help us open more affordable acupuncture clinics. There are 200+ POCA clinics in North America, but we need more! So what are you waiting for?

Please consider signing yourself up to support increased access to affordable acupuncture for other folks around the US, Canada and beyond. In fact, there are more patient members in POCA than acupuncturists! Scroll down for the stats.

POCA Membership Statistics

as of October 1, 2015

Total Patient Members: 1433
Total Organizational Members: 7
Total Clinic Members: 187
Total Punk Members: 672
Total Members: 2112

Clinic Hours

Monday: 2PM – 8PM

Tuesday: 2PM – 8PM

Wednesday:  2PM – 8PM

Thursday: 2PM – 8PM

Friday: 10AM – 4PM

Saturday: 9AM – 2PM

Walk-Ins Often Possible.
Appointments Recommended.

POCA

POCA

Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture, our staff, and volunteers are members of the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture. POCA is a co-operative run and fueled by co-op members who believe that acupuncture should be available to people: learn more about that here.

We see acupuncture changing lives every day. It’s simple, safe and effective, as well as the most widely used medicine in the world! Last year POCA clinics, about 200 of them in all, gave more than 1 million treatments. Our goal is to make that number 50 million treatments by the year 2020.

We support the Community Acupuncture movement with our POCA membership and our volunteer hours.

We know that acupuncture can change the world, and would love for you to join us in The Calmest Revolution Ever Staged!

Interested? Help spread access to acupuncture by learning more about POCA.  Click here to join online.  Or drop by Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture to talk with us more about our favorite co-operative, POCA!

Discounts … About $10 Monthly Specials

Discounts … About $10 Monthly Specials

Discounts

Unlimited $10 Acupuncture Sessions All Month!

Each month we offer discounts on acupuncture. We focus on folks with specific jobs and occupations, or various groups of people. These special folks are invited to unlimited $10 treatments throughout the month. We pick a theme and usually it makes sense like our offering discounts to retail workers in January, or unemployed people in September (Labor Day!). If you’re new to our clinic, there’s an additional $10 paperwork fee your 1st visit. All your follow up acupuncture throughout the month is just $10 a session!

We’d much! rather offer discounts to you our patients than spend beaucoup bucks on ads! Our rates are affordable because we can treat in volume, and as folks feel better they don’t need acupuncture as often… so YES, we always need new people!  And we depend on you for help to keep us here. We appreciate your spreading the word about Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture within your circles.

If you have a monthly special to suggest and are able to help us put up flyers and/or share it by email, please talk or write to us. We’re all ears.

Occupational Specials 2017 

January: Retail workers: If you use sell people stuff or use a cash register or work in a store… you’re retail!

February: Restaurant & food service staff: cooks, kitchen folk, chefs, wait staff

March: Healthcare workers: docs, nurses, therapists, home health aids…

April: Farmers, landscapers, gardeners, tree trimers, grounds crew, agricultural workers

May: Members of POCA, the acupuncture co-operative. Join at pocacoop.com

June: Teachers, librarians, educators, school employees

July: Retirees

August: Self-employed

September: Unemployed folks

October: Members of POCA, the acupuncture co-operative. Get a bunch of benefits throughout October!

November: Veterans & activity duty military

December: Volunteers & social activists

 

 

Monthly 2-for-1 SPECIALS

Monthly 2-for-1 SPECIALS

2-for-1: A Special Day for the Two of You! Each month we will host a special day when you can bring someone with you and only pay for one session. We call it “Two-for-Tuesdays” and it’s 2-for-1 Acupuncture! This is a great way to share the community experience of Community Acupuncture.   HOW DOES IT… . . .

Breathe to Reduce Stress

Breathe to Reduce Stress

Stress Busters! When life gets chaotic, and it invariably does, how do you cope? One convenient, effective (and free!) option is controlled breathing. Paying attention to your breath invokes the relaxation response, which can reduce stress, ease anxiety and promote clear thinking as well as slow down your heart rate and lower blood pressure. Making… . . .

Buy Nothing Day 2016

Buy Nothing Day 2016

Buy Nothing Day unshop… unspend… unwind with FREE ACUPUNCTURE!   Buy Nothing Day Friday, November 25, 2016 10am – 1pm Call to reserve your chair!! (813) 237-8920 The day after Thanksgiving, known to big box retailers and the fat cats who profit from them as Black Friday, has been re-branded as Buy Nothing Day. It is… . . .

Nap Packs: Two Package Deals

Nap Packs: Two Package Deals

Acupuncture Packages Available Saturday, Nov 26 to Friday, Dec 16, 2016 at the Clinic Discount cards… We’ve got ’em! We offer 2! kinds of Nap Pack Specials: the Nap Pass and our new 3-Pack. Both help you get more acupuncture. Some folks use the special rate as a chance to see what more frequent acupuncture will… . . .

Acupuncture and the US Military

Acupuncture and the US Military

Throughout November, veterans and active duty military receive $10 acupuncture at our clinic. It’s our way of saying Thank You! For details and other specials click here The US military is using acupuncture to treat American soldiers, with results that are being described as “off the charts.” If the idea of the military and acupuncture… . . .

7 Acupuncture Tips for a Healthy Fall

7 Acupuncture Tips for a Healthy Fall

Fall is here! New seasons are an opportunity to realign with our body’s natural rhythms. Fall’s shorter days and cooler temperatures can help encourage the transition. From an acupuncture perspective, autumn is about refinement. A time to pare down, to let go of excesses we gave ourselves in summer, and focus on what’s necessary for winter.  Even here… . . .

Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Insomnia! Difficulty sleeping is one of the most common things we hear about. In fact, it’s one of the most common issues that brings people to acupuncture! Want some tips to ease your night and even learn pressure points you can use to ease *your* kind of sleep problems? Check out this great article with advice… . . .

Zines!

Zines!

  A zine is an independently or self-published booklet, often hand-made & affordably-priced. Often devoted to specific and unconventional topics. Our zines focus on community & health, because that’s what *we’re* about!  Because they don’t have any sort of corporate backing, zines are very rugged, opinionated, individualized, and much more charismatic than larger, more popular… . . .

Self-Care and the Acupuncturist

Self-Care and the Acupuncturist

Ever fall off the self-care wagon, and have no idea how to jump back on? Not even sure what self care is?  Here’s my definition: Self-Care is any activities and practices we do on a regular basis to reduce stress and maintain / enhance our well-being. It aims to help us: – Take care of physical and… . . .

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