Community Acupuncture Albuquerque

Supporting our community through affordable acupuncture

2509 Vermont St NE, Suite A2 - Albuquerque, NM 87110 – 505 266 2606 –

Welcome to Community Acupuncture Albuquerque!

$15-$50 sliding scale

* with initial paperwork fee of $10

It's Allergy Season

Come on in and let us treat your allergies! For more tips on allergies, click here for our handout


"The three months of autumn (Aug 4 to Nov 4) are called 'containing and even'. The qi of heaven is agitated, the qi of earth is bright. Go to bed early and get up early, rising with the chickens. Keep the intention calm in order to keep the punishments of autumn mild. Gather in the spirit and qi to make the qi of autumn even. Don’t exert the intention outwardly, keep the Lung qi clear. This is the qi of autumn, the Way of nourishing gathering in."

Translation from the ancient Chinese text the Su Wen of the Huang Di Nei Jing by Selah Chamberlain, DOM (c) 2011

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncturists treat many health problems using fine needles inserted at particular points around the body. Acupuncture is based in the system of Chinese Medicine which has several thousand years of history including medical books that date back to 100BCE. The Chinese developed a meridian or channel map that connects hands, feet and head areas to internal organs and other parts of the body. It can be likened to a house with electric wires which turn on lights, heaters, the refrigerator etc. at different switches. Acupuncture stimulates your body's own resources, for example, the immune or hormonal systems, to help you heal or to just help you destress and relax. Acupuncture is very safe when administered by trained acupuncturists and because there is no medication, there is no danger of side effects or medication interactions.

What conditions can we treat?

At Community Acupuncture Albuquerque, we treat all kinds of pain - headaches, back aches, hip, shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist, heel, and ankle pain. We commonly treat allergies, anxiety, sleeplessness, depression, weight gain, and high blood pressure, We also treat symptoms of diabetes, asthma, menstrual pain, menopausal symptoms, prostate symptoms, constipation, diarrhea, stomach problems, eye problems, and many more. The World Health Organization has a list of more than a hundred conditions that acupuncture can treat
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What Is Community Acupuncture?

Community Acupuncture Albuquerque acupuncturists treat in a communal setting using chairs gathered in a large, quiet, soothing space. We have eight zero gravity recliners and a massage table if needed. 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; we can be treated fully clothed, and a collective energetic ("qi") field becomes established, making individual treatments even more powerful!
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Affordable Fees

We charge $15-$50 per acupuncture treatment (you pay what you are comfortable with on the sliding scale), with an initial paperwork fee of $10. 

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Who We Are

We are a community of people - patients, staff, acupuncturists - who believe in accessible acupuncture for everyone. We thrive on diversity of all kinds and Community Acupuncture Albuquerque is part of a national multi-stakeholder co-operative called the People's Organization of Community Acupuncture.

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How to find us

Find Community Acupuncture Albuquerque on Vermont St NE (Suite A2) easily between Pennsylvania and Wyoming in NE Albuquerque. We are located just north of Menaul, one block east of the Flying Star Cafe, and right behind Relish Sandwiches. More about how to find us by car, bus or bicycle.

FAQs: What can I expect?

At Community Acupuncture Albuquerque, we treat clients fully clothed in reclining chairs, using mostly points on the arms, legs and head. The acupuncturist will spend a few minutes reviewing your paperwork and asking you some questions. He or she will feel your pulse, look at your tongue and make other observations to determine how to treat you. More about what to expect.

How long will it take to get better and how often should I come?

People respond differently to acupuncture but everyone will know within six treatments if the acupuncture is working. The longer you have had a condition, the more treatments you will need to get well. For some chronic conditions such as asthma or diabetes for which there is no cure, we may be able to help manage your ongoing symptoms and reduce their severity or frequency. We at Community Acupuncture Albuquerque recommend the following guidelines for how frequently to come and how many treatments to have. More about how many treatments

Public Health Acupuncture of NM

Yes, it was another good year!

Did you know that Community Acupuncture Albuquerque is part of a non-profit that helps New Mexican's access affordable, effective healthcare? Here's what we achieved last fiscal year:

  • 7080 Acudetox (ear acupuncture for addictions) treatments were given across New Mexico. Ten counties were served - Bernalillo, Chaves, Doa Ana, McKinley, Otero, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Taos and San Juan.
  • We held one acudetox training this year with 6 trainees and one two-day workshop in using ear-seeds for acudetox.
  • PHANM gave out acudetox supplies to 17 programs, provided 23 supervision visits and technical support when requested.
  • Our community acupuncture clinic gave 5460 low-cost acupuncture treatments.
  • See more of our work at


"Acupuncture with Community Acupuncture Albuquerque has helped my arthritic thumbs immensely. Now, I have no pain, don't need to wear my splints, and can even open jars, etc. which I was unable to do because I had no strength in my thumbs. "In the past several weeks, I have had a severe allergic inflammation in both eyes from using a new foundation lotion. The itching from it was almost unbearable even after using RX's prescribed by my doctor, so I have had a couple of weekly acupuncture treatments and the terrible itching has begun to subside. These are just two examples of how acupuncture is helping me and I continue to have it on a regular schedule throughout the year because it has helped my 82 year old body in so many ways."

- RM

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2509 Vermont St NE, Suite A2; Albuquerque, NM 87110

505 266 2606 –