What is Community Acupuncture?

What is Community Acupuncture

While most Acupuncturists see one patient per hour at an average of $65-$175 per treatment, the Community Acupuncture model is where the Acupuncturist sees several patients per hour in a common area. This format allows us to treat our patients at a much more affordable rate while still providing optimal services. It also allows you to come in with your family or friends and receive treatments together.

The Community Acupuncture Movement was created by several acupuncturists in Portland, Oregon at a clinic called Working Class Acupuncture as a creative response to the economic inaccessibility of health care in the United States.

You will receive your acupuncture treatment in a quiet peaceful room at the same time as other patients. After a brief consultation where we will go over your chief health complaint and health history, you will lay on a comfortable recliner and we will gently insert tiny, one-use, sterile needles into your scalp, legs, feet, arms, hands and face. You will spend the rest of your treatment relaxing or even sleeping in your recliner.

What to expect on your first visit.

Come to your appointment wearing comfortable, loose clothing. It is best to have eaten something beforehand. Your first visit will involve filling out some paperwork, so arrive 5-10 minutes early. There will be an initial interview by one of the acupuncturists to determine your diagnosis. Then you will lie back in a reclining chair as needles are inserted. They may be placed anywhere on your body, including your ears!

We use sterile, one-time use needles that are so thin you barely feel them. You will rest with the needles for 20-30 minutes. Once they are removed, you are welcome to stay and enjoy a cup of tea. Often you will feel very relaxed, even euphoric. It is best to take it easy for the next couple hours after a treatment. Depending on what you are being treated for and how long you have had the condition, we will recommend follow-up visits.

Private sessions are available

For those who may not feel comfortable receiving treatment in a group setting, we offer private acupuncture. Our clinic boasts two private rooms, where we perform acupuncture, massage and facials. Family Room’s acupuncture sessions usually last about an hour.


First time trying acupuncture and I loved it. Also felt instant gut relief, which has continued. I will be back.

Nice quiet place near coast where one can relax and get really good holistic therapies for a fraction of the price elsewhere.

While I keep myself active and in good shape….I am getting older. I feel the aches & pains after active living and this ancient practice keeps me moving along, along with continued good living! My new practitioner continues with this process, and Kim is surrounded by great people!

“Going to Family Room Acupuncture is the actual highlight of my week, every week. I work full time in a physically demanding job and need help with tension and back pain, etc. Kim, who sees me every time, has helped me with pain, insomnia, stress, things I didn’t know you could even treat with Acupuncture. I always leave feeling like a million bucks.”

“Same day appointment out of desperation from a migraine. The treatment helped tremendously and was done with such care.”

“These are all knowledge acupuncturist that are kind and listen. Wonderful to have sliding scale too!”

“This place is amazing I was on my way on vacation I hurt my back a week before leaving I was miserable so I did 2 sessions of acupuncture and also cupping by the time I had to catch my flight the pain was 80 percent gone this is a must try”

Meet the Team

Kim Reece

Licensed Acupuncturist, CMT

Kim is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist , massage therapist, and esthetician. She earned her master’s degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Kim has spent several years of study and work in mainland China where she gained her initial appreciation of the medicine. Kim has studied extensively with many leaders in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Kim has worked at San Francisco Community Acupuncture, Community Acupuncture Works, the SAGE Project, Dr. Lifang Liang’s Fertility Practice, and the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Community Clinic. Kim treats an extensive scope of health issues with the aim of bringing the mind and body back into balance. Kim is grateful to have a sliding-scale community clinic in the beautiful town of Pacifica where she happily resides.

Jenny Perzichilli

Licensed Acupuncturist

Jenny is a Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the state of California, and holds National certification. She also maintains her international specialty license in reproductive healthcare with the ABORM group. From the early days of Jenny’s studies, she has been driven to bring Chinese medicine to women’s health care and continues to stay on top of the latest research in the field. Working with complex hormonal imbalances from various menstrual irregularities to menopausal support. Jenny has an extensive background in fertility medicine, working with couples going through IVF and trying to conceive naturally. She treats mothers in all stages of pregnancy from very early securing pregnancy to labor prep, and turning breech babies with moxibustion. Mothers are definitely welcome and encouraged to follow up for postnatal support. Jenny is one of the few practitioners in the Bay Area offering the Chinese style abdominal massage Chi Nei Tsang. Typically, the massage is booked for a half hour in combination with an acupuncture treatment prior to ovulation. Through tongue and pulse examination, dietary and herbal supplementation can be offered to help further enhance her work. Jenny completed her Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine with Five Branches University where she is currently pursuing her Doctorate.

Catherine Power

Licensed Acupuncturist

Catherine Power is originally from Ireland and was an Elementary School Teacher there. She has a B. Ed. She has her Massage Certification from the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley. She went to the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences and got her Masters in Science there in 2005 and then went to Five Branches University where she got her Doctorate in Acupuncture. She has been in the Bodywork and Energy Work Field for 22 years and Acupuncture for 11 years. She has experience in Pain Management and Internal Medicine. She has worked in Clinics and Chiropractic Offices in San Francisco . As a Licensed Acupuncturist, she brings to her work a personal touch and sensitivity and helps patients reach their health goals.She uses acupuncture, massage,cupping and moxibustion to allow them to return to balance and harmony. She has experience working eith various conditions such as headaches, neck and back pain, digestive problems, allergies, insomnia, etc.

Hsun Lee

Licensed Acupuncturist

Hsun (pronounced schwinn) is a Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the state of California. Her career choice in Oriental Medicine was influenced by her deceased mother, a California licensed acupuncturist. In her youth, Hsun used to watch her mother treating people with needles. As a young child, she only knew needling was very painful and never could understand why people still wanted to be needled. Gradually through her life experience, Hsun learned that acupuncture and herbs could help and treat a lot of illnesses and, often she has seen the (micro) medicine doctors were unable to help to treat the same illness. More and more, she started picking up some books and started looking for natural and alternative ways of solving health problems. The more Hsun learned and studied Traditional Chinese Medicine; the more Traditional Chinese Medicine became interesting to her. It is a fun and amazing stuff. It is medicine and philosophy; it is anything and everything about us, the human being, our mind, our health, our food, and the environment surround us. Finally, Hsun went to University of East-West Medicine and formally learned Traditional Chinese Medicine. Now, Hsun is a California licensed acupuncturist.

Jennifer Galligani

Reiki Practitioner

Jennifer Galligani is a Usui Reiki Master and Energy Sensitive. Reiki is a Japanese “Laying of Hands” holistic technique that promotes wellness through stress reduction and relaxation. Reiki practitioners work with the body’s Chakra System, or Energy Centers, which governs natural energy flow for mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness. Reiki helps with stress, high blood pressure, pain management, depression, digestive issues, chemotherapy & radiation side effects, recovery from injury and surgery, restless mind, grief, and so much more. Jennifer received certification Level III Usui Reiki Master by Arianne Simone Miller/Reiki Master, San Francisco and has been practicing since 2016. Jennifer has spent time volunteering at a San Francisco Reiki Clinic and providing Reiki for shelter animals to introduce the benefits of Reiki. Now Jennifer works part time providing Reiki for her clients in Pacifica and SF as well as her pet care clients. Jennifer is a member of IARP, International Association of Reiki Professionals.

Maureen Attwood-Johnston

Licensed Acupuncturist

Maureen Attwood-Johnston is a California licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, massage therapist and reiki practitioner. She holds national board certification (NCCAOM) in acupuncture, Chinese herbology, Asian bodywork therapy and Oriental medicine. Maureen has certificates in reiki, massage, qigong and orthopedics. She received her master’s degree (MSTCM) from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco and is in the process of completing her doctorate. She also studied in China at Henan University of Chinese Medicine in Zhengzhou, Henan, China. Maureen interned at California Pacific Medical Center’s Davies Campus for treatment of stroke and traumatic brain injury, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Community Clinic and the ACTCM Community Ear Clinic. Focusing on treatments to restore balance and harmony, she specializes in pain management, recovery, menopause support.