Community Acupuncture is a movement that started in Portland in 2002 and has since spread around the U.S. and the world.
The primary goals of community acupuncture are to provide access to affordable acupuncture on a sliding scale fee and to build community by creating a welcoming space where people come together to heal.
After an initial interview with the acupuncturist you'll receive your treatment in a comfortable recliner chair in our large healing room, surrounded by other resting and sleeping patients with soft music and healing sounds playing in the background.
Similar to a yoga, qigong or meditation class, coming together with others in a community acupuncture clinic creates a powerful field that promotes the healing process for everyone there.
The sliding scale for your first visit for acupuncture is $35--$65; you decide what on that scale you can afford to pay, no questions asked. Starting with your second visit the sliding scale is $20-$50.
Our acupuncturist, Mark Montgomery, earned his Master's degree in acupuncture in 1999 and has studied with masters throughout the U.S. and in China. He started the first Community Acupuncture clinic in Utah and was the President of the Utah Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from 2008-2013. He's a longstanding member of POCA, the organization which pioneered Community Acupuncture.
Our Clinic hours are:
Thursday: 2:30 - 6:30
Friday: 8 - noon
Please call us at 541-322-9642 or click on the link below to make an appointment for acupuncture in Bend. Prior to your appointment, please complete the Health History form below.
Zero Balancing is a gentle, subtle, yet very powerful bodywork modality that is derived from the principles of Cranial Osteopathy and acupuncture.
It uses gentle palpation and traction to find areas of tension in the body and gently to release them.
Most people who receive a ZB session report feelings of relief, release, peacefulness, lightness and spaciousness in their bodies, hearts and minds.
For more information on ZB click here.
Qigong (also spelled Chi kung) comes from the Chinese words "Qi" (usually translated as "life force" or "vital energy") and "Gong" (usually translated as "cultivation" or "skill").
Doctors in China have taught medical Qigong exercises based on the energetic meridian system of the body to their patients for centuries to enable them to accelerate and deepen their own healing.
By using gentle movements, breathing techniques, and mental concentration, one can generate, circulate, strengthen, and cleanse the life force (Qi) within oneself. The practice of Qigong can lead to greater vitality and health, as well as a more peaceful state of mind.
Between them, our instructors have several dozen years of experience studying and teaching qigong.
In this spirit of passing on precious healing gifts, learned from esteemed teachers, we offer our qigong classes to the Bend community in the hope that these powerful exercises, based in ancient wisdom, will help you to reclaim (or maintain) the harmony, health and tranquility that are your birthright.
We think of meditation as a set of tools for living, as well as a way of life.
People need different tools at different times. Whether you're interested in focus, clarity, peace, healing, or simply a deeper connection to yourself and the world around you, we welcome you to try our different classes to see which is the best fit for you.
Monday evening from 6:00 - 7:00 we offer a class called "Essential Meditation," drawing on meditative principles from a variety of healing traditions.
On Wednesday afternoon from 1-2 we offer moving meditation practices from the Taoist movement arts of qigong.
Students of all levels are welcome at all classes. Please call us at 541-322-9642 if you have any questions.
With the onset of COVID we've decided to make all our classes free in an attempt to provide the community with tools to help with the stresses and challenges that so many of us are facing;
donations are always welcome.