Community Acupuncture at Gentle Currents

  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  Press Release - Community Acupuncture

Upcoming Community Acupuncture Clinics at Gentle Currents

Four clinics each month ~ first and third Thursdays and second and fourth Fridays...generally.
Check calendar for specific dates and times.


About our community clinics...


Clinics tend to fill quickly and reservations are necessary. If you are planning to attend a clinic, we recommend tthat you call in advance to make sure to reserve your preferred date and time. 

Clinics are a great way to readily enjoy the benefits of acupuncture. If you are running late or it has slipped your mind but you want to attend, call anyway and we'll do our best to accommodate you. 

All Clinics are $40 per treatment.  Clinics are a great value. If you haven't experienced treatment in one of our clinics, give one a try!  You'll like it.

   Acupuncture treatment in an open healing environment at a reduced rate.
  New patients welcome.
  Call or email to schedule an appointment.

Lisa Rothermich, Lic.Ac. – Beth Ann Schmitt, Lic.Ac.
Gentle Currents Wellness Center
330 Portsmouth Ave, Greenland, NH 03840
603-436-6883 —

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1) What is Community Acupuncture?

Community Acupuncture provides high quality acupuncture treatment in a group setting. This setting makes it possible for us to treat several patients in the same period of time that it would take to treat one or two patients in an individual, private room setting. This allows us to provide the treatment at a discounted rate.

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2) What parts of the body are needled?

Treatment points are located at the lower arms and hands, lower legs and feet, the ears, and the head. Please wear loose fitting clothing or clothing that allows easy access to these parts of the body.

3) How long is the treatment?

 Plan to be at the Clinic for about an hour. Your acupuncturist will spend a few minutes checking in with you about your symptoms and your health in general. Then it will take just a few minutes to apply the treatment. After the needles are applied you will rest for 20-30 minutes. Your needles will then be removed and your treatment is complete.

4) Will the treatment involve any techniques besides needles?

 No. Though individual treatments often also include other therapies such as "cupping", "moxa", electrical stimulation of the needles, or other treatments, these additional techniques will not be available in the Community Acupuncture Clinic.

5) I'm intrigued by acupuncture, but I can't tolerate needles. What can I do?

We realize that some people are very fearful or uncomfortable with the idea of needles. In general our preference is to use needles because they directly stimulate the body's Qi (or Chi). However, good results are also achieved by applying small powerful magnets to the acupuncture points. We often use this approach for those few patients who cannot tolerate the use of needles.

6) Can you bill my insurance for my treatment?

Though we do offer billing services for individual treatment, we do not offer this service in the Community Acupuncture Clinic. Insurance billing is costly and time consuming, so we cannot provide this service and offer treatment at the reduced cost available in the Community Clinic.

7) Can I use my Health Savings Account / Flex Benefits Account to pay for treatment in the Community Acupuncture Clinic?


Press release - Community Acupuncture

Greenland, NH - Lisa Rothermich and Beth Ann Schmitt of Gentle Currents Acupuncture Clinic are pleased to announce they are offering a Community Acupuncture Clinic. This offering is in response to patients need for more affordable treatments in these tough economic times.

Community Acupuncture offers treatments in an open shared healing environment at a reduced rate. The typical charge for acupuncture in the Seacoast area is $75 to $85 for an individual treatment. The cost for the Community Acupuncture is $40. “Patients will still receive a high level of care but in an informal setting and at a lower cost,” says Beth Ann Schmitt.

Gentle Currents provides this special rate on the third Thursday of every month, in the evening. This initial offering begins December 17, 2009. Patients are required to reserve a time for treatment. The clinic runs from 5pm to 7pm. Based on the success of the initial Community Clinics, our hope is to expand this program in the next few months.

New patients are welcome. Some common ailments often treated by acupuncture include pain, stress, sleep problems, and women’s health issues.

Individuals who would like to make an appointment or would like more information about the Community Acupuncture Clinic, or acupuncture in general, are encouraged to call or email Gentle Currents Acupuncture Clinic at 603-436-6883 or

Lisa Rothermich or Beth Ann Schmitt
Gentle Currents Wellness Center
330 Portsmouth Avenue, Greenland, NH 03840.
Phone: 603-436-6883

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