About Chairs for Community Acupuncture Oamaru
Project 2017-06-14 14:13:21 +1200
Healthy Citizens - Healthy Communities
Elise is creating a community acupuncture clinic in Oamaru, where people can walk in, sit down, and recieve affordable acupuncture. She needs to buy 5 zero gravity chairs (they don't actually defy gravity, but they are comfy!). Check out the Community Acupuncture Oamaru clinic website here www.communityacu.net
Acupuncture is a well recognized alternative medicine, but it is expensive. It doesn't have to be. Community style acupuncture breaks down the financial barrier to receiving treatment when ill, and ultimately, it helps people to stay well. Receiving treatment in one room together with other acu-goers means Elise, the acupuncturist, can treat several people at once, lowering the cost for the patient. The payment method is a sliding scale fee, where patients can choose to pay between $15 and $40 for their treatment.
So, about those chairs?
When the patient reclines back their feet come up too, making it as though they're lying down. They are similar to ones you may have seen at blood donation clinics (minus the blood loss). The chairs are important because some people can get lightheaded during a treatment, but the postion that the chairs put you in reduce the risk of fainting. And did I mention that they're comfy?!
The chairs cost $99 each, and the funding goal of $540 includes PledgeMe's fees.
What the chairs look like
Elise Blundell, BHSc Acupuncture, Dip Tuina.
The People Behind Chairs for Community Acupuncture Oamaru
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Jono2017-07-01 11:46:59 +1200
Jono has pledged on 3 campaigns
“You made it! Congratulations Cheeky :D I'm so proud of you & so is every else who donated! :D”
Jess Stack2017-06-30 09:04:36 +1200
Jess Stack has pledged on 2 campaigns
“All the best Elise :)”
Lisette Ennis-Wilson2017-06-29 22:00:10 +1200
Lisette Ennis-Wilson has pledged on 2 campaigns
“To my lovely amazing buddy, I wish you all the best in making your dreams come true. Lots of love, Lisette xoxo”
Scott Flutey2017-06-29 21:19:28 +1200
Scott Flutey has pledged on 3 campaigns
Felicity Meade2017-06-29 19:47:38 +1200
Felicity Meade has pledged on 2 campaigns
“Can I still have a free massage? :P”
Karuna olatunji2017-06-27 21:48:18 +1200
Karuna olatunji has pledged on 2 campaigns
“Great to see Elise!All the best”
Thomas Rio Blundell2017-06-21 00:30:06 +1200
Thomas Rio Blundell has pledged on 2 campaigns
Amber Hawkins2017-06-17 10:36:03 +1200
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Jane Thompson2017-06-17 09:48:33 +1200
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Janelle Cowie2017-06-17 05:46:49 +1200
Janelle Cowie has pledged on 2 campaigns
Susan Hague2017-06-16 20:09:36 +1200
Susan Hague has pledged on 2 campaigns
“Very merry unbirthday and unChristmas from me (Susan)”
Julie2017-06-16 18:49:56 +1200
Julie has pledged on 1 campaign
“Good luck Elise!”
john blundell2017-06-16 17:15:59 +1200
john blundell has pledged on 2 campaigns