Community Acupuncture Albuquerque

Supporting our community through affordable acupuncture

2509 Vermont St NE, Suite A2 - Albuquerque, NM 87110 – 505 266 2606 –

Welcome to Community Acupuncture Albuquerque!

$15-$50 sliding scale

* with initial paperwork fee of $10


$10 Mondays in November!
(plus $10 new patient fee).  

Come in on Mondays and get your acupuncture fix before the holiday season starts and meet our new acupuncturist
Steven Malins, DOM!

Book here.

Its cold and flu season.

Click here for some self help tips.


"The three months of winter are closing up and storing away. Water freezes and the earth cracks, there is no stirring in yang. Go to bed early and rise late, waiting for full sunlight. The attitude should be as if lying low, as if staying hidden, as if attending only to one's own private business, as when we already have everything. Avoid cold and seek warmth, not allowing the skin to leak (sweat), keeping the qi under forceful control. This is what is in accord with winter's qi, supporting the path or storing away..."

Translation from the ancient Chinese text the Su Wen of the Huang Di Nei Jing by Selah Chamberlain, DOM 2011  

More tips for surviving the cold and flu season and keeping your weight stable for the holidays.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncturists treat many health problems using fine needles inserted at particular points around the body. Acupuncture is based in the system of Chinese Medicine which has several thousand years of history including medical books that date back to 100BCE. The Chinese developed a meridian or channel map that connects hands, feet and head areas to internal organs and other parts of the body. It can be likened to a house with electric wires which turn on lights, heaters, the refrigerator etc. at different switches. Acupuncture stimulates your body's own resources, for example, the immune or hormonal systems, to help you heal or to just help you destress and relax. Acupuncture is very safe when administered by trained acupuncturists and because there is no medication, there is no danger of side effects or medication interactions.

What conditions can we treat?

At Community Acupuncture Albuquerque, we treat all kinds of pain - headaches, back aches, hip, shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist, heel, and ankle pain. We commonly treat allergies, anxiety, sleeplessness, depression, weight gain, and high blood pressure, We also treat symptoms of diabetes, asthma, menstrual pain, menopausal symptoms, prostate symptoms, constipation, diarrhea, stomach problems, eye problems, and many more. The World Health Organization has a list of more than a hundred conditions that acupuncture can treat
More about conditions that acupuncture can help.

What Is Community Acupuncture?

Community Acupuncture Albuquerque acupuncturists treat in a communal setting using chairs gathered in a large, quiet, soothing space. We have eight zero gravity recliners and a massage table if needed. Treating patients in a community setting has many benefits: it's easy for friends and family members to come in for treatment together; many patients find it comforting; we can be treated fully clothed, and a collective energetic ("qi") field becomes established, making individual treatments even more powerful!
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Affordable Fees

We charge $15-$50 per acupuncture treatment (you pay what you are comfortable with on the sliding scale), with an initial paperwork fee of $10. 

More about affordable fees

Who We Are

We are a community of people - patients, staff, acupuncturists - who believe in accessible acupuncture for everyone. We thrive on diversity of all kinds and Community Acupuncture Albuquerque is part of a national multi-stakeholder co-operative called the People's Organization of Community Acupuncture.

More about who we are

How to find us

Find Community Acupuncture Albuquerque on Vermont St NE (Suite A2) easily between Pennsylvania and Wyoming in NE Albuquerque. We are located just north of Menaul, one block east of the Flying Star Cafe, and right behind Relish Sandwiches. More about how to find us by car, bus or bicycle.

FAQs: What can I expect?

At Community Acupuncture Albuquerque, we treat clients fully clothed in reclining chairs, using mostly points on the arms, legs and head. The acupuncturist will spend a few minutes reviewing your paperwork and asking you some questions. He or she will feel your pulse, look at your tongue and make other observations to determine how to treat you. More about what to expect.

How long will it take to get better and how often should I come?

People respond differently to acupuncture but everyone will know within six treatments if the acupuncture is working. The longer you have had a condition, the more treatments you will need to get well. For some chronic conditions such as asthma or diabetes for which there is no cure, we may be able to help manage your ongoing symptoms and reduce their severity or frequency. We at Community Acupuncture Albuquerque recommend the following guidelines for how frequently to come and how many treatments to have. More about how many treatments

Public Health Acupuncture of NM

Yes, it was another good year!

Did you know that Community Acupuncture Albuquerque is part of a non-profit that helps New Mexican's access affordable, effective healthcare? Here's what we achieved last fiscal year:

  • We gave more than 5000 treatments last year (5576 to be precise and our all time annual record!) at Community Acupuncture Albuquerque
  • We gave 210 treatments at our retirement home clinic.
  • We provided supervision and technical support to 27 sites around NM and gave more than 5000 ear acupuncture for addictions (acudetox) treatments and supported 18 programs.
  • We coordinated 15 acudetox volunteers who gave treatments from acute detox hospitals to the NMHU addictions conference.
  • We ran 2 acudetox certificate trainings for 12 trainees including 2 high-school seniors from Walatowa Charter High School in Jemez and two other pueblos/reservations. We gave a well-attended workshop (35 staff) at NMHU addictions conference teaching the use of ear acudetox seeds for treating addiction


"I am also benefiting from my treatments. The deep depression has gone. The anxiety is at an all-time low. Since T became ill a year ago, the anxiety at various levels has been my constant companion. My feeling that everything was hopeless has gone, and I am healthier too. I danced this morning with renewed interest and enjoyment. I want to start making greeting cards again. I miss my father, but it is getting easier. I am dealing with T's long illness better than I was able to. I could not have gotten to this point without your help. It took some time to get to his point, so I appreciate your patience. Acupuncture, like Chiropractic or Massage is physical medicine, and takes more than one treatment. :-)

- RC

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2509 Vermont St NE, Suite A2; Albuquerque, NM 87110

505 266 2606 –