Our Mission

As a non-profit 501 (c)(3) orgnaization we are committed to affordable health care for all! We provide quality acupuncture in Salem, OR on a sliding scale of $20-40.  No matter what you pay, you will get an effective treatment by a licensed practitioner in a peaceful group setting. 

Community Setting

Most US acupuncturists treat patients on tables in individual cubicles. In our clinic we primarily use reclining chairs, clustered in groups in a large, quiet, soothing space.  Treating patients in a community setting has many benefits:  it’s easy for friends and family members to come in for treatment together; many patients find it comforting; and a collective healing influence becomes established which can actually make individual treatments more powerful. Please view the video below!

The style of acupuncture we practice at SCA allows patients to keep their needles in as long as they want, and the “right” amount of time varies from patient to patient.  Most people learn after a few treatments when they feel “done”; this can take from twenty minutes to an hour or more!  Many people fall asleep, and wake feeling refreshed.

Sliding Scale - $20 to $40  

(with an additional one-time intake fee of $10 for your first appointment.)

To reduce the cost of acupuncture treatment and still make a living ourselves, we have streamlined our treatments and see multiple patients an hour. This is similar to how patients are treated in Asia, the birthplace of acupuncture and results in a quality, effective treatment regardless of what you pay. 

The sliding scale allows YOU to determine what you will pay.   We won’t ask you anything about your income.  What you pay within the $20-40 range is entirely up to you.  Acupuncture works best when patients can come for treatment based on how often they need it rather than how often they can afford it.

Because we have a sliding scale, we cannot do insurance billing (an insurance company rule).  If you have insurance that covers acupuncture, we’ll be happy to give you a payment receipt, and you can submit it.  Please check with your insurance company about the kind of coverage you might have.


Our hours:
Monday   10am-6pm
Tuesday   10am-6pm
Wednesday    10am-6pm
Thursday     10am-6pm
Friday    10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-2pm 


Call (503) 798-2918 for an appointment.



Come 15-20 minutes before your first appointment to read and fill out some important paperwork. You can also download those forms here, complete them, and bring them with you to your first appointment:

SCA Welcome Letter for New Patients
Health Intake Form 1
Health Intake Form 2

Informed Consent Form