Working Class Acupuncture is a 501c3 nonprofit acupuncture clinic with three locations in Portland, Oregon, with an accredited acupuncture school attached.
In 2002 Working Class Acupuncture started out as one sliding-scale clinic in the Cully neighborhood of Portland, OR, run by one acupuncturist. At that time, it was the only acupuncture clinic in Cully, even though there were hundreds of acupuncturists in the city.
WCA’s purpose is to make acupuncture accessible to as many people as possible, using a low-cost, high-volume, patient-funded model.
Because acupuncture does not have to be expensive in order to be effective ❧ Because military budgets balloon while health care is cut ❧ Because nothing breaks through the isolation of pain, illness and depression like healing in a room with other humans ❧ Because our favourite way to spread the word about how well acupuncture works is to make it available to people ❧ Because we are pleased to challenge the notion of value being attached to price ❧ Because there aren’t enough spaces where strangers switch off cell phones and slumber side by side ❧ Because for thousands of years acupuncture has been practiced in groups ❧ Because returning acupuncture to its roots makes us the happiest of humble radicals ❧ Because the vast majority of us love our work so much we couldn’t imagine doing anything else – We are a part of the community acupuncture movement.
Working Class Acupuncture provides low-cost acupuncture to the community through a cooperative, grassroots, financially self-sustaining model. Our goal is to offer people as much acupuncture as they want, in support of whatever goals they have, so that they can use it in whatever way works best for them.
WCA creates access to community acupuncture.
Statement of Inclusivity and Ethics
Working Class Acupuncture works to create a safe(r) and comfortable environment for all members of our community. We welcome people of all genders, sexes, races, colors, incomes, national origins, ages, abilities or disabilities, marital statuses (legal or otherwise), familial situations, religions, sizes and shapes, sexual orientations, and political beliefs. Your level of care will never be based on any of these factors.