1815 Mangrove Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
Parking &  Entrance in BACK
Need a ramp? Use the ramp in front.
(
530) 345-5300
$15-35 Sliding Scale
Additional $10 fee for your first visit
Now Open
Monday-Friday
9-6
Saturday
9-2

Closed Sunday

Last treatment (for a returning patient) is scheduled at 10 minutes till the hour.  For example, on Monday, the last appointment is at 5:50, and then you will have about 20 minutes to rest with your needles.  If you want a longer resting time, come in earlier!  New patients need more time, so the last treatment is earlier.  Call us to schedule.

Open for Massage

Monday 1-4
Wednesday 1-4
Saturday 10-2
$1 per minute, 15 minute minimum

 

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About Us

Chico Community Acupuncture is Chico’s first dedicated community acupuncture clinic.  Started in 2010, we are thriving and blessed to offer effective, affordable, accessible care to Chico and surrounding areas.  CCA is part of a national cooperative of community acupuncture clinics called People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (https://www.pocacoop.com/).  Visit their website for a fountain of information about people like ourselves, making acupuncture easy to access, to communities around the world.  There is also a complete listing of other clinics around the country.

We define Community Acupuncture as the practice of offering acupuncture:

  1. in a setting where multiple patients receive treatments at the same time;
  2. by financially sustainable and accountable means, whereby community acupuncture clinics depend directly on the support of the people who receive acupuncture in them, rather than on grants, donations, or other funding;
  3. within a context of accessibility, which we create by providing consistent hours, by making frequent treatments readily available, by offering affordable services,  and by lowering all the barriers to treatment that we possibly can, for as many people as we possibly can, while continuing to be financially self-sustaining.

ACUPUNCTURISTS

Olivia L.Ac.Olivia Peters-Lazaro, L.Ac.

Olivia Peters-Lazaro is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in California. She attended Five Branches University in Santa Cruz where she earned a Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. After her third year at Five Branches Olivia traveled to Hangzhou, China to study at Zhejiang University where she was able to observe Traditional Chinese Medicine being used in the hospitals. Olivia has specialized training in treating pregnant women and kids. She apprenticed with Raven Lang, a leading expert in Traditional Chinese Medicine obstetrics and pediatrics in the United States.  She interned at Nurture Acupuncture, a bay area clinic that exclusively treats women and men for fertility health.

Olivia grew up in Chico. After being gone for many years, she returned to start Chico Community Acupuncture in 2010.  She absolutley loves this town, and living in the beautiful Sacramento Valley.  Since 2012 she has served on the Board of Directors at Chico Natural Foods Cooperative.

Olivia's Clinic Hours:
Mon.      1pm-6pm
Tues.     1pm-6pm
Wed.     1pm-6pm
Thurs.   9pm-1pm
Fri.        9am-11am


Michelle Rivers, L.Ac.

Michelle is thrilled to be the newest member of the team here at Chico Community Acupuncture. She has been in practice since graduating from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder in 2009. She has a passion for expanding access to acupuncture to anyone and everyone who wants to use it as one of their healthcare tools. She has a gentle needling style and a special interest in treating folks who are marginalized or are working with complex health factors. Michelle also travels to Portland regularly to teach as part of the "away team" faculty for POCAtech, our very own cooperative Acupuncture school. Her current areas of focus in her own continuing education are 1. trauma-informed care and 2. advanced distal treatment strategies.

Michelle's Clinic Hours:
Mon.      9am-1pm
Tues.     9am-1pm
Wed.     9am-1pm
Thurs.   1pm-6pm
Fri.        11am-2pm


Elinore Schafer, L.Ac.

For over 10 years Ellie has worked as an acupuncturist. She is a 2003 graduate of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine college in Berkeley having received her acupuncture license in 2004. She enjoys this medicine and believes in what people can experience in their own health. Acupuncture is her bridge to being in community in a responsible way. The specialness of people is what defines Ellie's work. 

In her free time Ellie is mostly outdoors for walking, biking, observing nature or camping.  She enjoys gatherings with her community of neighbors and friends for great meals and relaxation. Occasionally she gets creative and will make handcrafts or food of some sort having been a baker, cook and art student in the past.

Ellie's Clinic Hours
Fri. 2pm-6pm
Sat. 9am-2pm

 


AFFILIATED PROFESSIONALS

Liv Jaks C.M.T.,Massage Therapist

Liv Jaks has been an active Clinical Massage Therapist since 2011.  She attended the Soma Institute in Chicago, a 750 hour clinical massage training program.  She as extensive training in Advanced Deep Tissue and Structural Integration Technique.  Specialties include Myofascial and Deep Fascial Tissue Release, Psoas Release, Chronic Pain Relief, and Injury Rehabilitation.

Contact the clinic to schedule.  $1 per minute, 15 minute minimum, 5 minute increments there after.


Rosa Reyes certified intuitive and energy healer

Rosa has studied and obtained certifications in various healing modalities (Reiki Master, Atlantean Healing Practitioner, Shamballa Reiki and Angel Intuitive) She combines them to create a very unique powerful healing experience for you.  In your session  you can expect to move out any energetic blocks and obstacles to help you live a more graceful life. Rosa can help you heal in all areas and aspects of your life. She is also a channeler so you have the opportunity to ask your personal guardian angels for any guidance. To read more about Rosa and check out her testimonials you can go to her website.

A session is typically 1 hour, $60
Contact her directly by calling or texting (530)354-0428,  Rosareyes333.webs.com



Missy Migdal, L.Ac. Offering Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal massage)

Please text or email her directly for an appointment.
510-913-8133
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For more info go to www.migdal-wellness.com

What is Chi Nei Tsang?
Chi Nei Tsang is a traditional Taoist form of healing touch therapy, which is applied to the abdomen. It is used to stimulate and manipulate muscles and connective tissue. It helps
organs like stomach, intestine, liver, gall bladder, spleen, uterus and kidneys to function more efficiently. It effects the lymph, circulatory and nervous systems located in the abdomen.

Internal organ massage is believed to release regional stress and tension, prevent stagnation of blood, improve the flow of energy into the abdominal region, allowing for detoxification and an enhanced immune system.

Who Should Receive CNT?
CNT is especially used for digestive problems like abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome, gall bladder pain, bloating, acid reflux, and constipation, and many other digestive issues.
People come for CNT treatments because they are ill, in pain, or experiencing symptoms of discomfort like stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, breathing problems, menstrual problems, sleep difficulties and fatigue.
Others are feeling stuck, going through deep change or needing to heal from stress and trauma. 
Sometimes people are experiencing other healing modalities (such as psychotherapy and acupuncture) and they choose Chi Nei Tsang to complement and deepen their therapy.


STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS

Karen and Megan are often the folks answering your calls, welcoming you to the clinic, and helping you with everything in the front office.  We couldn't do it without them!  We also have a regular team of volunteers who makes things happen here.  If you are interested in getting involved, please become a member of POCA.  Continue reading.

If you are interested in helping out at the clinic, ask us how!  Or, you can start by checking out POCA.org and becoming a member of the People's Organization of Community Acupuncture, a co-op designed to make acupuncture affordable and accessible to as many people as possible while providing sustainable jobs for acupuncturists and support staff.  We are always looking for folks to help with a variety of office, marketing, cleaning, and project oriented tasks. 

 

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