September Special for Students

Hey students! School is back in session. Feeling the stress yet? Need help focusing? Our September special is for you, so get ready for the school year with some acupuncture! Pay $15 for acupuncture treatments throughout the month. For new patients taking advantage of this special, the $10 paperwork fee is also waived. 

Please share this special with friends and family that are presently in school.

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June is our Neighbor Special... AND some big news about Circle

A Special for our neighbors

Do you live or work near Circle CA? If your home or workplace falls between Market, 3rd Street, Townsend and Division, then take advantage of our June neighborhood special. On Mondays and Fridays, new and returning patients, pay $15 for acupuncture (new patient paperwork of $10 is waived also.)

 

We've been walking around our neighborhood, handing out fliers to local businesses trying to spread the word about this special. You too can help us spread the word by sharing this newsletter with people you know who live or work near the Circle CA. If you're near us and want to share a flier with your co-workers and friends, email info@circleca.com and write "send me a flier" in the subject line. 

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Circle CA is now a 501c3!

This is big news. It has taken almost two years of planning, paperwork, and patience. Circle Community Acupuncture of San Francisco is officially a tax exempt 501c3 Nonprofit Organization.

 

What does this mean? On the surface we will be the same clinic our patients have always loved. Same location, same staff, same acupuncture, same lovely reclining chairs. Becoming a nonprofit will provide us more opportunities to serve our community. By opening up opportunities for fundraising, grant applications, and partnerships we hope to be able to pursue our mission of providing affordable and accessible acupuncture to our community of San Francisco Bay Area residents. 

 

We will have more news and information about this in the coming weeks. In the meantime, feel free to make a tax deductible donation, or let us know if you have a skill that you would like to offer us as a volunteer. We would love to hear from people in our community who are able to provide assistance with fundraising, nonprofit administration, legal assistance, etc. If you think you could be of help as a volunteer, send us a brief explanatory email toinfo@circleca.com.

 

Make a Donation

 

Circle Community Acupuncture of San Francisco

1351 Harrison St

San Francisco, CA 94103

Acupuncture Happy Hour With Tara Spalty -- Monday April 3

Tara Spalty, LAc is the newest acupuncturist at Circle CA. She has worked at many community acupuncture clinics in the Bay Area and is excited to bring her experience to our Mondays from 3pm to 7pm.

Tara hails from St. Pete, Florida and has lived in the Mission in San Francisco since 2002. She earned her Masters in Chinese Medicine at ACTCM and is currently a doctoral candidate. She has a long history in homeless advocacy and activism, and runs a non-profit organization providing acupuncture treatments to people experiencing homelessness. She is also an avid sewer of clothes and has a wonderful little Pomeranian-poodle named Franco. 

Tara's first shift at Circle CA is Monday, April 3rd and we want you to come see why we're so excited to add her to our team. To encourage you to come meet her, we're offering an Acupuncture Happy Hour that night. From 3pm to 7pm all acupuncture treatments are only $15 (including new patients). So, schedule your appointment, meet Tara, and have a great treatment at a special rate.

 

Prepaid Card Sale -- February 16 to March 1

From February 16 to March 1, prepaid cards are available at a discounted price:

  • $85 for 5 treatments ($17 per treatment)
  • $150 for 10 treatments ($15 per treatment)

New patient paperwork fee waived for new patients who purchase a card.

You may purchase up to a maximum of 10 treatments for yourself, and you are welcome to purchase additional cards as gifts for others. Use your prepaid card at anytime, they never expire.  Please, one card per individual - no sharing the same card, thank you.

Cards may be purchased at the reception desk or by calling(415) 864-1070 during clinic hours. We plan to have discount sales on prepaid cards multiple times in 2017, so keep your eye out for announcements of the next sale.

 

$15 Acupuncture for Baristas, Bartenders, and Beyond!

Are you a service worker? Do you have a pink collar job? Do you work in retail? Are you a waiter, bartender, hotel worker, dishwasher, cook, barista, sex worker, bank teller, grocery clerk, custodian, house cleaner, flight attendant, nanny, etc?

Is it your job to serve other people? Well then, take a break and let us serve you. Throughout February all acupuncture appointments for service workers are only $15.  This includes new and returning patients.

Schedule your appointments online or by phone (415) 864-1070 -- and let us know you are a proud service worker!

 

Share this with your friends, co-workers, and family.

Prepaid Card Sale -- Nov 15 to Dec 31

From November 15 to December 31, prepaid cards are available at a discounted price:

  • $85 for 5 treatments ($17 per treatment)
  • $150 for 10 treatments ($15 per treatment)

New patient paperwork fee waived for new patients who purchase a card.

You may purchase up to a maximum of 10 treatments for yourself, and you are welcome to purchase additional cards as gifts for others. Use your prepaid card at anytime, they never expire.  Please, one card per individual - no sharing the same card, thank you.

Cards may be purchased at the reception desk or by calling (415) 864-1070 during clinic hours. We plan to have discount sales on prepaid cards multiple times in 2017, so keep your eye out for announcements of the next sale.

August Back to School Special for Teachers and School Staff

Teachers and school staff pay only $15 for acupuncture during August

Welcome back teachers and school employees! We know that the summer was way too short. Soon the school year will start again and you will be in need of care and attention. We have it for you at Circle CA. If you are a full-time teacher, custodian, office employee, counselor, etc at a school -- this month all of your acupuncture treatments are only $15.

This offer is also available for new patients (paperwork fee is waived), so share it with your friends and co-workers.

Massage now available two days a week at Circle

Massage is now available twice a week. Pamela Gilmour offers Shiatsu massage every Tuesday from 2pm to 6pm, and starting July 18 David Lesseps, co-founder of Circle CA, will offer Tuina massage on Mondays from 2pm to 7pm. Massage appointments are available in 15 to 60 minute appointments at $1/minute.

Tuina on Mondays

Tuina is a therapeutic style of massage from China that incorporates pressure, grasping, shaking, rolling, and stretching techniques. It is very useful in addressing chronic and acute pain and can be both relaxing and invigorating. Tuina sessions can focus on a single problem area or can address the entire body.

Tuina appointments with David Lesseps are available for 15 minutes, 30 minutes, and 60 minutes.

Schedule your tuina appointments with David now.

Shiatsu on Tuesdays.

Shiatsu is  a Japanese bodywork modality that uses thumb and palm pressure along a system of pressure points, passive stretching and rocking of the body.  This style of massage is especially effective in relieving shoulder, neck and lower back pain as well as aiding in stress relief.  Cupping may be incorporated into your massage upon request.

Shiatsu appointments with Pamela Gilmour are available for 15 minutes, 30 minutes, and 60 minutes.

Schedule your appointments with Pamela now.
 

 

July Canned Food Drive

Donate packaged food items at Circle CA during July and pay only $15 for your acupuncture treatment that day.

Foods most in need: Tuna, canned meat, peanut butter, low sodium soups and chili, beans, low sugar cereal, canned fruit and vegetables, whole grain rice, pasta and oats

General Guidelines:

  • Donate items that you would eat
  • Please check that the items are still within their “Use Before” date
  • Avoid glass items (as they may break)
  • Avoid fresh/perishable items such as dairy, meat, chicken, fish and fresh fruits and vegetables
  • We can only accept unopened items. We can accept opened packages if the internal packaging is still intact

Nearing the finish line on the repairs...

The repairs from the fire are moving along, but not as quickly as hoped. The recent rains have slowed progress on painting the exterior, pouring concrete, and repairing the fire escape stairs. The good news is that much of the interior work is done, and that we should be able to start providing acunaps once the exterior is completed.  The contractor and his crew are trying to finish the bulk of the building repairs before we reopen in order to avoid construction noises once we are up and operating. He hopes that all repairs should be completed in about 30 days.

As soon as we have a set opening date we will send out announcements for a grand reopening party. Keep your calendars open! We're really looking forward to seeing all of you.

 

Other Circle CA News...


We have been keeping busy while the clinic has been closed! We have been working on two big projects to improve Circle CA.

We have a new updated website. It has been streamlined and adapted to better work with phones and tablets. Please take some time to check it out and let us know if you have any advice or notice any odd formatting on your device. We will continue to make adjustments and add information about the clinic on a regular basis.

Circle CA is becoming a 501c3 Non-profit organization. This is big news! Since opening in 2008 we have operated as a general partnership. Incorporating as a non-profit will allow Circle CA to seek outside funding from grants and donations, and to facilitate relationships with governmental and other non-profit organizations. We are making this change in order to keep our fees low and to insure the longevity of the clinic. We will keep you updated on the transition as it progresses.