Timeline of the Movement
Young Lords and Black Panthers take over Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx. They create Lincoln Detox and begin offering auricular acupuncture in a community setting. Lincoln Detox is dismantled in 1979.
South Bronx's Lincoln Recovery Center develops the basic five ear-points NADA protocol for the treatment of addiction.
NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) is founded.
Lisa Rohleder and Skip Van Meter work in public health clinics using the NADA protocol.
First future POCA clinic (Working Class Acupuncture) opened by Rohleder and Van Meter in Portland, Oregon. They call their treatment style and business model community acupuncture.
The community acupuncture model is replicated when Boulder Community Acupuncture opens
11 community acupuncture clinics are open.
The Remedy: Integrating Acupuncture into American Healthcare (Rohleder) is published.
Acupuncture Today publishes Rohleder’s columns on social justice and affordable acupuncture.
Community Acupuncture Network (a professional non-profit) formed.
First Community Acupuncture 101 workshop held.
200 community acupuncture clinics are open
POCA (People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture) incorporated in the state of Oregon
Award-winning filmmaker Brian Lindstrom’s documentary Community Acupuncture: The calmest revolution ever staged released
First POCAfest held
Over 750,000 treatments performed in POCA Clinics in 2012
POCA Tech opens