By Sara Calabro
The experience of getting an acupuncture treatment can vary widely, depending on where you go. Not all acupuncturists are created equal—and nor are their work spaces.
Acupuncture is offered everywhere from luxury spas and physical-therapy offices to minimalist community clinics and 1970s Airstreams. Some acupuncturists outfit their spaces with Buddha statues and artwork of Chinese characters while others hang anatomy posters and foster a Western-medical vibe. Regardless of your preferences, there’s an acupuncture space out there for you.
Take a tour of the wide world of acupuncture clinics. Which one feels like you?
Jennifer Jellis keeps things simple in Vancouver, British Columbia.
At Mend Community Acupuncture in Baltimore, Maryland, patients kick back in plush recliners.
Hollywood Community Acupuncture in Portland, Oregon uses zero gravity chairs in its no-fuss group treatment room.
Pleasantville, New York acupuncturist Charmaine Oakley keeps the books of her trade close at hand while treating patients.
Ornate ceilings and natural light surround this spacious treatment room at Princeton Acupuncture in Princeton, Wisconsin.
Aromas from essential oils and tunes from an iPod set the mood at the St. Paul, Minnesota clinic of Michelle McGlade.
The waiting area at Poke Acupuncture in Los Angeles, California is outfitted with an eclectic mix of atypical decorations.
At her clinic in Dublin, Ireland, Rhona Darcy sticks to the basics.
Lis Goldschmidt hangs Western medical posters alongside acupuncture supplies at her clinic in San Francisco, California.
Things get lofty at Mountain Sage Acupuncture in Missoula, Montana.
Hillary Talbott creates a spa-like vibe at Art of Acupuncture in St. Petersburg, Florida.
From the outside, Durham, North Carolina-based Silver Current Acupuncture looks like any old Airstream.
Inside, patients of Silver Current founder Christina Fish are treated to a soothing, simplistic aesthetic.
Visit the AcuTake Acupuncturist Directory to find an acupuncturist whose space, specialties, and personality meets your unique needs.
Photos courtesy of the acupuncture clinics mentioned
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