I want to do a quick review of an Acupuncture place in Orlando that I’ve been going to for about a year now. I’ve had a couple crazy experiences with other Acupuncture Doctors in the past (like getting my ears bled… yep, true story!), but really like Community Acupuncture In Orlando for a variety of reasons I’ll get into below.
I was a little freaked out about 2 years ago after going to a Chinese Medicine lady in the Mills area, mostly because of a bit of a language barrier skewing my expectations before she did some weird things to me with a heat lamp and rubber gloves. I’ll spare you the details, but to summarize… I didn’t expect her to intentionally draw blood above the neck to “relieve pressure,” or send me home with herbs to boil that turn into mud that you’re supposed to drink. (you’ve gotta warn a guy about this stuff man!!!)
The reason I’m telling you this, is because my experience over the last year or so at Community Acupuncture Of Orlando has been completely different altogether. For one thing, you’re not in a tiny little room by yourself with an acupuncturist that you can sort of understand. (this is not comforting if you hate needles… if you get my drift.) Nope, this place is way different.
You’re in a nice relaxing room with plenty of space to move around. You get to pick the type of chair you want to relax in that day (gravity chairs, etc..), and you don’t have to undress or put a gown on or anything like that like other places. Communication is excellent, and you can ask whatever questions you’d like. There’s never a time where you’re not sure what’s going to happen like I mentioned above, which IS very comforting after experiencing the former. LOL
The Best Affordable Acupuncture In Orlando FL?? (cost, current prices, and other reviews for CAOO)
The last acupuncture doc I went to before Community Acupuncture, was fairly expensive for a single short session. I wouldn’t be able to afford to go there once a week and buy the herbs they wanted me to get each time. (which I didn’t end up using anyway)
At Community Acupuncture Of Orlando, you’re in a group setting, so they can treat multiple patients in a shorter amount of time, which in turn allows them to offer a lower cost to patients. At first I thought this might be weird being in a room with other people, but after I realized you don’t change or wear a gown, it’s actually nicer to be in a larger room with a humidifier, relaxing music, fish tank, and dim lighting for a relaxing experience.
Community Acupuncture Of Orlando Costs And Pricing Information
I don’t remember what the cost was for my first evaluation/treatment (it was over a year ago… I think it was 10$ analysis fee, and $15 for one treatment if I remember right), but it’s the most affordable acupuncture you’ll find anywhere in Orlando I can tell you that. For me, price is important because if it’s not affordable, I won’t go all the time. With acupuncture, you need to go for a few consecutive weeks to really get the full benefit most of the time. (for allergies anyway, not sure about pain relief and so forth.)
After the first treatment, I just bought a bunch of treatments at once whenever they had a special deal. I don’t know what this works out to per treatment, but I just buy $100 – $150 worth at a time, and then I can go whenever I want. They have a sliding scale pricing for people who want to pay for individual sessions, and the whole concept of community acupuncture, is to be able to offer quality alternative healthcare and healing to the community. (which I like supporting over a big box shop, and you should too)
I’m sure some people might be looking for a specific style of treatment, like maybe acupuncture massage or something. This probably wouldn’t be a good fit for you if that’s what you want, but to be able to pop in once a week, not have to get out of your work clothes (or shower after!) makes it much easier to consistently make time for yourself… even for busy people.
Most Affordable Acupuncture Anywhere In The Orlando Area That I Know Of – And Why This Is Important When Choosing An Acupuncturist
For most people, this is the best acupuncture treatment you’ll find anywhere in Orlando in terms of balancing quality treatments, quantity of visits, and cost. They frequently have specials every other month, and you can get a discount by buying 5 sessions or more for that month’s special price. Even buying multiple sessions in blocks like I do, it’s still cheaper than paying for individual sessions, and the girls do a great job making sure it’s affordable for veterans and retiree’s in the community as well. (I like this, and it’s one of the reasons I continue to go back and support them… if you see a Veteran in there or an elderly retiree in there, surprise them anonymously with a gifted treatment on their next visit or something! You never know who is on a fixed income and needs help, so pay it forward!)
In my opinion, this is important because frequency and consistency is the key to getting lasting results with acupuncture. (you have to get treatments from a quality practitioner of course!) Point being, if you just go to acupuncture one time and don’t return, you’ll likely not get the results or relief you’re looking for. So in terms of value vs cost, this is the best deal I’ve found anywhere, and I’ll go consistently because it’s affordable. If you read some of their reviews on Yelp, you can see the positive impact this has in the community for people of all age groups.
Orlando Acupuncture Groupons – Special Note!
If you see a Groupon for Community Acupuncture Of Orlando, call them first before buying it on Groupon. They likely have the same deal for walk-ins, and keep in mind this is a clinic designed to bring affordable acupuncture to the Orlando community… Groupon takes half of a company’s gross revenue, which makes it kind of hard to survive on a loss leader that’s already discounted compared to normal rates.
So do them a solid and call before buying through Groupon. They’ll likely really appreciate you doing that, and offer you the same deal when you come in. Help them out!
Why I Like Community Acupuncture Over Other Acupuncturists In Orlando
I don’t know if this is common practice or not, but they have thinner needles for the face, head, and other sensitive areas. So for instance, when I go in for sinus allergy treatments, I get a needle on either side of the nose, between the eyes, several on the top of the head, and sometimes one or two on the problematic sinus side (right or left). It’s nice that they have an assortment depending on the application, and are very diligent about making sure you are comfortable.
I haven’t tried pressure point acupuncture to compare needle less acupuncture, but what I can tell you is I’m the biggest needle hater on the planet! I don’t think that sentence really puts this is perspective for you… (lol I think the girls laugh at me because I’m about 6′ 200lbs and cringe at the mere sight of a needle. I hate needles!!!) But I go anyway because I believe in it, and like the positive effects I get for allergy and stress relief. They make it easy to relax beforehand, and work with you if you’re squeamish with the needles. If I can handle it, you can too believe me.
Other various points I like about this acupuncture studio compared to others:
- no nakedness (haha, you don’t have to wear a gown) 😉
- don’t have to change (I often take a break from work and stop by… nice and easy)
- easy to talk to (super friendly, very easy to talk to about whatever ailments you’re going there for)
- first place I could really ask as many questions as I want, and get good answers/recommendations in return!
- Nothing against traditional Chinese acupuncturists, but it can sometimes be hard to communicate and explain your symptoms before your treatment. Not to mention asking questions about herbs and Chinese medicine after the fact! (and I’m sorry if I’m not supposed to call it Chinese acupuncture or Chinese medicine instead of yin, auricular, asian, balancing, Korean, Chinese Acupuncture Doctor, etc… I’m not educated on the history/specifics/and different types! No disrespect intended.)
- only arms, legs, and feet unless otherwise requested – though the girls here are very vigilant about asking you what you’re current ailments are, and if they think you need treatments in other parts of the body, they’ll suggest it and see if you’re open to it. (great to know they’re looking out for you)
- group acupuncture rooms
- comfy gravity chairs
- relaxing meditation music
- rest or nap
- non denominational, doesn’t matter if you’re christian or Buddhist, there is no religious agenda at this acupuncture studio.
What Else Can Community Acupuncture Of Orlando Help With?
I go there mainly for sinus issues, general wellness/balancing, and stress relief. Sometimes we get so busy leading our lives, we forget to take time for ourselves to tend to our bodies and mind. When I go to Community Acupuncture Of Orlando for a session, I’m always more relaxed and calm after, and sleep much much better later that night. The zero gravity chairs and lazy-boy chairs, combined with the zen meditative music, often lets me drift off into a short nap while the needles do their thing.
With the crazy weather we’ve been having in Florida lately, I think the trees are dropping tons of pollen or something… my allergies have been going nuts. One or two sessions of acupuncture, and my inflammation starts to subside. (this is after several baseline treatments in the past… if it’s your first time, go for a few weeks to give your body a chance to settle in to it.)
The girls are great, and I love the community aspect of this acupuncture studio. But I’ve heard many people frequent this acupuncture clinic for holistic healing and relief of a wide variety of ailments, including:
- Allergies (hi Matt!)
- Body Pains (lower back, hip, neck & shoulder, etc…)
- Digestion (IBS)
- Sleep Problems
- Pediatric Needs
- PTSD (I’ve seen retired War veterans in there from time to time… Surprise them with a session or something just because! 😉
- Weight Loss
And many many more than I’m not aware of. If you’ve never been before, you might not realize the difference it can make until you try it, even if you’re in good health!
Easy To Get To – Acupuncture Clinic Location/Directions
Whether you’re coming from the Michigan Ave. side, or the Colonial side, Community Acupuncture Of Orlando’s Clinic is in a small little building, one block down from the corner of Bumby and Curry Ford. There’s parking in front and back, and normally easy to find a spot not during peak hours.
I moved from Downtown Orlando to College Park, FL just recently, and it’s still very easy for me to hop over there through the Mills area in less than 10-12 minutes. (non rush hour times of course!)
I hop on I4 from the Princeton/Lake Ivanhoe area, then either take the 408 or get off at Anderson and head East past the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. Go up a mile or two, and make a right on Mills Ave. Take Mills until it dead ends into Briercliff Dr. and make a left. Go East for a half mile, and turn left on Curry Ford Rd. You’re pretty much there at this point, two blocks up on your left is Community Acupuncture Of Orlando at 2225 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32806. (if you’re on your phone, click the address to automatically go to the google maps address)
I’ve seen people in there from all over Central Florida, and would guess it’s worth the drive for people in areas like East Orlando (Waterford Lakes) and even South Orlando… Definitely a short drive from Winter Park or College Park.
Community Acupuncture Of Orlando Contact Details & Other Reviews
Community Acupuncture of Orlando
2225 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32806