Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture provides acupuncture and massage for a sliding scale fee in a comfortable, community setting. Located in the heart of Tampa in Seminole Heights our clinic is here to support our community in maintaining and restoring their health. Community acupuncture is unique in the healthcare marketplace:
- patients choose what to pay for their treatments from a range of $15-40. Our sliding scale fees allow patients to pay what fits their budgets
- acupuncture treatments are provided to patients in recliners, clustered in groups in an open, quiet, soothing space.
- treating patients in a community setting has many benefits: it is easy for friends and family members to come in for treatment together; many patients find it comforting; and the collective environment established by the group treatments feels like it increases the effectiveness of the treatments.
- treatment is intentionally affordable, accessible and convenient care
Our services offer a simple way to tap into the complicated systems of the body. It doesn’t matter if it’s stress, pain, or internal distress. Acupuncture is one of the oldest, simplest, and safest forms of health care in the world. Though no one knows exactly how it works, it seems to stimulate the body’s self-healing and self- regulating mechanisms. This means that it can treat a very wide range of problems, without causing any major negative side effects. Acupuncture can be administered quickly and simply; the only tools required are needles, cotton balls, and a comfortable, quiet place to rest. Acupuncture seems to produce similar overall benefits regardless of treatment goals: increased energy, reduced stress, lower levels of inflammation, better sleep, improved moods, and often, a general sense of well-being and relaxation. We provide care that is culturally and socially accessible that empowers patients to take charge of their health and aim to never obfuscate or complicate the process.
We are Tampa’s Community Acupuncture: In the Heart of the Heights… Our vision is simple yet ambitious: we provide low tech, low cost acupuncture to re-build the health of our community.
About Us. Our practitioners are board-certified and licensed Acupuncture Physicians who are Doctors of Oriental Medicine. Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture is a social business working to build community and fix the problems of access to care. We are members of POCA (the Peoples Organization of Community Acupuncture), a cooperative whose purpose is to help make acupuncture available to everyone who wants it, building educational institutions to train future acupuncturists, making micro-loans to open clinics in underserved areas, connecting patients to providers and supporting acupuncturists with information and resources to build sustainable clinics that offer employment to acupuncturists and support staff. Gururas Khalsa and Nam Joti Khalsa are co-owners of the clinic. They lived at the Guru Ram Das Ashram in Millis, MA from 2007-2013 and now live in Tampa. More info