The Association of Community and Multibed Acupuncture Clinics (ACMAC) represents a growing group of acupuncture clinics and practitioners who seek to make acupuncture accessible to as many people as possible. Affordability is a defining aspect of accessibility: in community/multibed clinics, several patients are treated together in one space. This reduces overhead costs and these savings can then be passed to the patients. Equally important as the reduced cost of treatment, however, is the powerfully nurturing atmosphere produced when many people are treated together.
Please note that the names “multibed” and “community” clinics are interchangeable and do not represent different types of clinic. The term “multibed” is most often used on this site.
The aims of ACMAC are:
ACMAC wants to see affordable, accessible acupuncture available in every town and city.
• We aim to support acupuncture practitioners in the process of setting up and running multibed clinics.
• We aim to give clear information to the public about multibed clinics, including what to expect to find at a multibed clinic for those who are new to them, and where to locate their nearest clinic.
• We aim to collect research, articles and other relevant information about community and multibed clinics for the benefit and interest of practitioners and the public.