By Sara Calabro
Back in 2006, John Weeks, editor of The Integrator Blog, called the community acupuncture model “one of the most exciting recent developments in the business of integrated care.” His conclusion was based on discussions with Lisa Rohleder, founder of Working Class Acupuncture in Portland, OR, and author of The Remedy and Acupuncture Is Like Noodles.
Rohleder has become the public voice of the community acupuncture movement, which she believes has the power to create major change in healthcare. In the four years since Weeks endorsed the model, Rohleder has evolved her thinking on some issues—namely, the ease with which Working Class Acupuncture‘s success can be replicated—while steadfastly continuing to champion the clinical and social benefits of community acupuncture.
AcuTake recently spoke with her. Keep reading