(530) 345-5300
1815 Mangrove Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
Parking &  Entrance in BACK
Need a ramp? Use the ramp in front.

We Are Open

Mon/Tue 9-3

Wed 1-6

Thu 12-6

Fri 9-6

Sat/Sun 9-2

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.


 STU0357 1Olivia 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:
Wed 1-6
Thu 12-6
Fri 9-1
Sat 9-2

IMG 8116 1Michelle Rivers, L.Ac.

Michelle 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 9-3
Tue 9-3
Fri 1-6
Sun 9-2

Elinore Schafer, L.Ac.

Elinore Schafer will be subbing regularly at CCA

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. 


 Massage Therapy

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.

ALEXPICAlex Volzer C.M.T.,Massage Therapist

Alex Volzer, CMP, HHP has been health coaching and practicing massage therapy since 2010, specializing in medical and therapeutic bodywork.  His work is an integrative, therapy focused blend of Western, Eastern, and Medical massage techniques.  Since moving to Chico, he has been providing focused bodywork in 15 and 30 minutes sessions, allowing people to get high quality massage on a regular basis in an affordable way.


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

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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.

 "Rain" Aliza Scher, CMT (they/them)profile pic green


Therapeutic and Relaxation Massage by "Rain" Aliza Scher, CMT (they/them)Massage ranging from Deep Tissue and Acupressure/Moxapressure to  Swedish and Intuitive. Guided by each individual's needs and grounded in a value of making alternative healthcare more accessible to more people.

Regular rates: 1 hour for $50; 1.5 hour for $70; or 2 hours for $90. Gift certificates available. For appointment call or text (310)625-2713 or visit facebook.com/massagebyrain




Megan,Chanele, and Daniel are 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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