The Community Acupuncture Network (CAN)
The Community Acupuncture Network (CAN) is a nonprofit organization of practitioners, patients, and supporters whose goal is to make acupuncture more affordable and accessible by promoting the practice of offering acupuncture in community settings for a sliding scale ranging within $15-40 a treatment.
The goal of the CAN website is both to connect patients seeking affordable, accessible acupuncture with a community clinic near them, and to connect practitioners of community acupuncture with each other. When practitioners join CAN, they can access a lively online dialogue with their colleagues about every aspect of community acupuncture practice. The practitioner forums are a valuable resource for acupuncturists who are either considering, or already committed to, making their practices more accessible.