While we are working behind the scenes to reopen our clinics in the safest way possible, we have also worked out a way to see you sooner AND contribute to social justice causes we care about – Curbside Acupuncture! We have had three successful outdoor clinics thus far, and are planning on adding a few more Saturdays at the Laurel/Diamond parking lot until we reopen.
How it works: From 10 am to 2 pm we set up shade structures and chairs in the parking lot and give you acupuncture on a drop-in basis and by donation. We can also come to your car and needle you there. We have protocols in place to keep everyone as safe as possible and can only treat people if they are wearing masks. There is no indoor access so please use the bathroom before you arrive and bring your own water. All donations collected go directly to a local BIPOC-led organization.
OAP: What have you been doing that has kept you calm and happy?
Jeff: Gardening. I have a derelict space behind my apartment building, that my neighbor and I reclaimed and turned into a garden. Everything is blooming and sprouting. I take my kids out there so we can sit in the sun and pick wildflowers and search for bugs.
OAP: Do you have any good shows or movies that you have been watching?
Jeff: My wife and I have been re-watching the show 30 Rock after the kids go to bed. We’re in season 6. It holds up. With our kids we’ve been watching old movies from our childhood: right now we’re on Back to the Future 2. Great Scott!
OAP: Have you cooked anything tasty lately?
Jeff: Blueberry Apple Pie.
OAP: What do you miss about doing acupuncture in the clinic?
Jeff: Mostly the people. I also miss getting a sweet treat at the Wild Rabbit Bakery around the corner from the clinic on Thursday mornings.