Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New T-shirts available!


We recently received a new batch of Circle CA T-shirts. They are available in Royal Blue and Black versions. The black tees are available in unisex and women's cut, and we also have a few toddler sizes in various colors. Make sure to pick one up while supplies last and take pride in sporting your recliner about town. $15/each.

Who are our wonderful substitute acupuncturists?

julespicJules Dirsa. Jules is a California state licensed acupuncturist, co-founder of the Yerba Buena Acupuncture Collective, and graduate of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As part of his education, he interned at the Community Auricular Clinic at ACTCM. Previously he has worked as a residential and harm reduction counselor for homeless and runaway youth.

marishoesMari Kubota is a co-founder of East Bay Community Acupuncture, and grew up in North Carolina with the influence of an acupuncturist for a father. Mari studied acupuncture at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland and the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, and has volunteered at Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic in Oakland, and Lyon-Martin Health Clinic in San Francisco

October Schedule Announcements:

  • Melissa Craven is on vacation from October 20th to October 27th. Her first day back on the schedule is Thursday, October 28th.
  • Mari Kubota is filling in for Melissa on Thursday, October 21st.
  • Lis Goldschmidt is filling in for Melissa on Sunday, October 24th.
  • Jennifer Holley is on call for jury duty October 25th to October 29th. She is currently off the schedule for Monday the 25th and Wednesday the 27th, but will re-open those shifts if she becomes available. She is also taking the day off on November 2nd.
  • Jules Dirsa is filling in for Jennifer on Tuesday, October 26th and Tuesday, November 2nd.
  • David's schedule remains unchanged.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

September service workers special

Do you work in the service industry? Are you a restaurant server, cashier, retail clerk, grocery stocker, customer service rep, sex worker, janitor, bus or BART operator, caregiver, barista, or baker? Do you have a job that requires taking care of and providing a service to other people? Then you work in the service industry, and we want to take care of you.

For the entire month of September, we invite you to receive a free treatment on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Schedule an appointment between 10AM and 2PM on any Tuesday or Thursday in September, let us know what service job you have, and we'll give you a free acupuncture treatment. This applies to new and existing patients. Please limit this to one free treatment per person. Feel free to forward this offer to anyone that you think is interested.

At the end of the month we will send out an anonymous list of all of the job titles. Don't you want to know how many bakers there are at Circle CA?


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July News Bulletin

We have exciting announcements for the month of July. We have a new
acupuncturist on staff, new morning hours, and new Frequent Recliner

Starting Friday July 16th, our newest acupuncturist Lis Goldschmidt will be available for acupuncture appointments at Circle CA. Lis
Goldschmidt moved to San Francisco in the mid-90s after fleeing the
life of a working class Southern Homecoming Queen. Like lots of
people who live in San Francisco, Lis has lived many lives; including
as an ally to kids in Juvenile Hall, a house painter, an artist and a
Rainbow Grocery Cooperative worker. Lis' personal experience with the
power of acupuncture led her to study at the American College of
Traditional Chinese Medicine. These days you can find her staring at
her community garden plot waiting for it to grow, sewing while
listening to talk radio, or walking her dog Mikey. Lis' enthusiasm
for community acupuncture grows from her interest in the human body,
the arts and her commitment to community.

Schedule an appointment with Lis or any of the Circle CA practitioners

Starting July 19th, we will open at 9:00AM on Tuesdays. When we
conducted our patient survey last year, patients overwhelmingly
requested that we add morning hours to our schedule. This is our
first attempt at being open in the early morning, and if it is
successful, we will add more morning shifts. So, spread the word,
tell your friends, family, and co-workers, and encourage them to take
advantage of the new morning hours.

Make sure you get your Frequent Recliner Card. Have you made
acupuncture at Circle CA part of your regular health care? Do you
have a condition that requires frequent visits? Do you just like
coming in an seeing us? We want to thank you by providing free
treatments for Frequent Recliners. Every time you come in for a
regular treatment make sure to have your card stamped. After 10
stamps your next visit will be FREE. Frequent Recliner cards are now
available at the front desk. Make sure to request yours on your next

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

FREE Acupuncture Days

In the coming weeks, Circle Community Acupuncture is offering two opportunities for free acupuncture treatments. Take advantage of them for yourself, and please forward this to your friends and family.

Free Treatments for Nurses

To show our support and gratitude to Bay Area nurses we are offering two special days for them in April. On Monday, April 12th and Thursday, April 15th from 11AM to 5PM, nurses can receive a free acupuncture treatment. Each nurse can receive 1 treatment on either day. If you're a nurse and already a regular Circle patient, be sure to book your appointment. If you know someone in the Bay Area who is a nurse, please pass this message on to them.

Schedule an appointment.

Free Treatments on May Day

This year, Circle Community Acupuncture is participating in a worldwide celebration of International Workers Day, May 1st. To honor this day, community acupuncture clinics all over the world will be offering FREE acupuncture. Also known as International Workers Day, May Day is acknowledged as a commemoration of the social and economic achievements of the international labor movement. This is the 8th year that community acupuncture clinics have honored May Day with FREE acupuncture and the first year that Circle will be taking part.

Community Acupuncture clinics are social businesses dedicated to affordable health care. With over 150 Community Acupuncture clinics in North America and more worldwide, thousands of individuals are expected to receive free services on May 1st. For a list of participating clinics, visit http://www.CommunityAcupunctureNetwork.org/May-Day.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

T-shirts for sale

They are here! T-shirts have arrived hot of the screens of Dustin Klein. They are available in a variety of unisex, and women's sizes and for toddlers. All shirts are $15 and feature the hot recliner graphic on the front (well, we think recliners are hot) and our logo on the back. Below the logo it proclaims "acupuncture without walls." Get them while you can and sport them around town.

New hours starting in March

Beginning in March we will offer expanded hours of operation at Circle CA.

Our new schedule:

Sunday 12PM - 4PM

Monday 11AM -- 8PM

Tuesday 2PM -- 8PM

Wednesday 2PM -- 8PM

Thursday 11AM -- 8PM

Friday 2PM -- 8PM

Saturday 12PM -- 4PM

As you can see, we are now offering morning and lunchtime hours on Monday and Thursday, opening an hour earlier on the other weekdays, and now we are open on Saturday. The new schedule will be available on the online appointment scheduler soon, so make your appointments.