About POCA

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What is POCA?

The People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA) is a rapidly-growing cooperative of people involved in the community acupuncture movement: acupuncturists, patients, clinics, and supportive organizations. POCA helps spread community acupuncture.

Our co-op has 4 member types

Are you a patient or interested in the community acupuncture movement? Would you like to learn more about acupuncture, community acupuncture, or community-driven affordable healthcare?

Become a Patient/ Community member


Are you an acupuncturist or an acupuncture student? Do you want access to community, conversations, an expansive wiki on every topic related to community acupuncture, connections to other students and punks, advice, expertise, and guidance?

Become a Acupunk or Acu-student member

Do you or will you have a community acupuncture clinic? If so, join as a Clinic Member. An Acupuncture Membership is included in a Clinic Membership.


Are you opening a community acupuncture clinic, or do you already have one? Would you like access to materials on clinic systems, employment, hiring, financial management, marketing plans, and all aspects of clinic management? Would you like to learn more about our Clinic Success program, our Regional leadership networks, our national Locate Our Clinics listings, or our vast network of resources and community? 

Become a Clinic member

All applicants for Clinic Membership are expected to meet the Locate a Clinic Guidelines.


Are you an organization that would like to be part of the community acupuncture movement? Do you provide services or tools that community acupuncture clinics could use? Do you have employees or members who would benefit from access to affordable  healthcare? Do you want to connect with a national, trusted network of goods and service providers all committed to the growth of community-driven affordable healthcare? 

Become an Organizational member