Community Clinic

Thursdays- 6:15 pm- 7:30 pm

On Thursday evenings, Academy for Five Element Acupuncture offers auricular acupuncture treatments for community members in a safe and comfortable group environment. Treatment is $5. Additional donations are encouraged. Veterans and their immediate family members are treated free of charge.

No appointments are necessary. Simply arrive at our clinic on Thursday evening and let us know you’re there for the Community Clinic. Treatment is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis and takes about half an hour.

New Clinic Address

Our student clinic has moved! The student clinic is now located at our new building, 315 SE 2nd Avenue. Free clinic parking (including handicapped parking) is available at our main building- 305 SE 2nd Avenue. The entrance is on SE 3rd Street just south of SE 2nd Avenue. If our clinic parking is full, there are metered parking spaces along SE 2nd Avenue directly in front of the entrance to the new clinic. If you have any questions please call the school at 352.335.2332 or the clinic at 352.548.2332.

What is auricular acupuncture and what should I expect?

ear with needlesAuricular acupuncture refers to the system of treatment using only the acupuncture points in the ear to treat chronic conditions and symptoms across the entire body. When you arrive, a student practitioner will ask you to sit down. They will place several needles in each ear and then all you need to do is sit and relax while the needles do their work.

Your comfort and health are our first priority. We ensure that our student practitioners use high quality stainless steel, individually packaged, pre-sterilized needles. These needles are opened for your treatment and then appropriately disposed of after your treatment. Needles are always only used once.

As a result of treatment, you may experience the following:


  • Alleviation of Pain
  • Decreased Anxiety
  • Decreased Hyper- Vigilance
  • Enhanced Performance
  • Fewer Flashbacks



  • Improved Focus
  • Improved Sleep
  • Increased Energy
  • Reduced Stress
  • And more


The Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The clinic welcomes donations to support our efforts. For more information, please contact the school directly at 352.335.2332.