Coleen and Tim developed ICA as a community based model and are committed to not only providing affordable care for those who visit their offices, but also actively participate in efforts beyond their doors – raising monies and providing services for many area organizations.
Raised money for causes such as: Hurricane Sandy relief (Red Cross), Typhoon Haiyan Relief (Red Cross), East Ithaca Preschool (2 years), Primitive Pursuits (2 years), Ithaca Health Alliance, Acupuncturists without Borders (for Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort), Chapter House Fire
Free Auricular Acupuncture
Boston Marathon Bombings, Pulse Shootings, Simeons Crash, Chapter House Fire, Every 9/11 for police and fire personnel
Ongoing Free Auricular Programs
Ithaca Veterans Acupuncture Clinic (IVAC), Acupuncture for People with Cancer
Scholarship for Patients with Cancer
ICA offers for sale the work of a local potter, 100% of the proceeds of those sales fund a special scholarship for full body treatments for people going through cancer treatment.
Grassroots 2016!! ICA treated over 50 people to acupuncture in the Healing Arts Area, Mamas Comfort Camp Birthday Party 2015, Free Day for Members of the Ithaca Branch of the Mama’s Comfort Camp
OTHER NEWS AND PARTNERS
We know that Community Acupuncture is new to a lot of people. One of the websites that we suggest is the Peoples Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA). Community Acupuncture clinics have been opening all across the U.S. over the last ten years, and one of the most frequently asked questions is where other Community Acupuncture clinics are located. The POCA website will give you that information and much more on the Community Acupuncture model.
Read more about ICA in our community:
ICA is proud to be named Ithaca’s Best Alternative Healthcare Practitioner for 2016 by the Ithaca Times, read more here!
Local Acupuncture Clinic Offers Affordable Treatment (GreenLeaf, Dec, 2013)
Poking Fun: Ithaca Community Acupuncture offers access to care (Ithaca Times , Aug, 2013)
Tree of Life Health and Wellness Chiropractic Office
Massage Station at GreenStar Co-op
Acupuncturists Without Borders
Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center – Integrative Medicine
Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Camilo Graphic and Web Solutions
Ithaca Health Alliance
Went to ICA for the first time today — I wish I wouldn’t have waited so long!! I’ve had acupuncture done in the past, but this was so much better and a truly amazing experience. My treatment was with Tim – such a warm and inviting doctor. I was a bit wary of the community setting (it seemed a bit uncomfortable to me that others would hear our conversation), but Tim spoke softly to maintain privacy. Frankly, I think sharing the experience with the 6 other people added to my experience. Everyone was respectful of each others treatments. So incredible.– M.H.
The good people at ICA are wonderful. Before I came here I tried acupuncture at other places. At ICA treatments are effective and affordable. I am able to come more often and enjoy the benefits, now I feel more balanced and have less anxiety. It is good for both physical and mental health. There is a good vibe to the whole thing. Coleen, Tim and Sadie; keep up the good work! Thank so much!– K.P.
Once I stood up and walked around, I realized my pain was gone! Thank you so much and see you next week – L.L.
My experience at ICA can be summarized in one word, “Wonderful”. I came here with acute bursitis of the shoulder and found relief in two sessions! From, then on it has almost completely healed (I avoided surgery!). I got my shoulder examined lately and there was no bursitis! I have benefited in several other ways as well. Less anxious, peaceful, a better metabolism and general peace. My suggestion? Even if you do not have an ailment, a session every two weeks will only make you feel happier! – L.P.
I am beyond grateful for this experience. I was at the end of my rope, depending on narcotics to save me. I’m not now. I have a piece of my life back and it will keep getting better. –S.S.
Ithaca Community Acupuncture is a little known gem in the local healing community. The practitioners/owners are knowledgeable, friendly and effective. I came in to stop smoking and almost 4 months later, I’m still tobacco free. Whatever your illness/injury, ICA is worth considering as a part of your care. Once you walk in the humble entrance, there is a beautiful treatment room that is peaceful and comforting. It’s a great place to get a break from the stress of modern life. Many alternative therapies are helpful yet some are expensive and outside of one’s budget. The sliding scale at ICA makes it affordable for all. This is no small issue in our expensive medical world. ICA is a special place and a real gift for Ithaca. I’m so happy I discovered this community gem and it’s worth checking out when you need their services.– S.F.
My experiences have been very positive and powerful. Each therapist has their own style and I find I have great relief with all of them. Their gently, soft energy makes one feel at ease. Best acupuncturists in Ithaca (that I have seen). I was treated for withdrawal from opiate pain relievers, pain, headaches, sleep deprivation. Excellent! My daughter, 8, has been treated twice so far, for allergies and both times she reported feeling a lot better! – A.C.