In 2007, Chad Moyer started People's Choice Acupuncture, 1640 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, using a "community acupuncture" model.
Several other acupuncturists in the Rogue Valley now follow a similar approach, as well, offering lower-cost treatments in an open space, with lower overhead, which he believes is the model of the future for acupuncture. Fees are about half those at a traditional office.
"Our goal is to help people recover their health if it's lost or to help them recover from injury or reduce stress ... or if they come with a problem, like their stomach is goofy or they can't sleep or have fibromyalgia, and they've been through the Western medicine route and are still looking for answers," he says.
Moyer says he's careful not to say acupuncture is a cure-all, but it does seem to improve or eliminate a broad range of symptoms having to do with the circulatory system, the immune system or in "helping the body heal itself and communicate with itself."
More: peopleschoiceacupuncture.com or 541-482-1060.
Other favorites: Maria Teresa Bresnan, Acupuncture and Natural Health Center, Medford; Brian Rosenthal, Rose Acupuncture, Medford