Welcome to York’s most affordable acupuncture clinic!

Love Community Acupuncture is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing high-quality acupuncture care at an affordable price. The clinic is based just off the wonderful Bishy Road in York, in the middle of its vibrant and active community.

If you think you can’t afford to try acupuncture, think again: at Love Community Acupuncture, you pay what you can afford* for a 45-minute private one-to-one consultation and treatment. And although the prices are low, of course there’s no compromise on safety, hygiene or effectiveness!

The backstory

Acupuncture was invented as a folk medicine 2,000 years ago in China, but at LCA we feel that in the West it has become an expensive private medicine. We have a strong belief in acupuncture’s ability to help particularly those people with complex chronic conditions that may not respond well to treatment with conventional medicine; in the UK, it remains a fact that people more likely to experience such complex, chronic conditions tend to be in lower income brackets, and by definition they are therefore excluded from accessing acupuncture. We set up Love Community Acupuncture in 2015 to enable patients on lower incomes to have acupuncture.

Many community acupuncture practices are ‘multibeds’, which means the clinic runs as one large room with several treatment couches, and patients all receive treatment in the same room. LCA is very rare amongst community clinics, because it runs just like a private clinic – which means you get to see an acupuncturist in private, without any other people in the same room, for the whole duration of your 45-minute appointment. Read more about the spirit of community acupuncture here.

We take a lot of pride in our clinic’s warm, personal ethos, caring for you and your individual health needs, and we aim to form a ‘healing partnership’ with you to improve your health and your overall wellbeing.

So if you’ve been needing acupuncture, but not been able to afford it – now you can! Don’t you just Love Community Acupuncture?

Find out more by browsing the website – or you can email us.

Thanks for reading, and we look forward to welcoming you to better health!

Karen Charlesworth and Chrissie Thomas

* £15 minimum fee for people with an income of less than £10,000 each year