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Our Mission


How We Got Started

As private practitioners, co-founders and owners Jennifer Potthast and Laura Schlieske found it increasingly difficult to treat patients as frequently as needed to achieve their health goals. It was too expensive and most insurance companies did not cover the amount of acupuncture needed, if at all. Their solution: community acupuncture. They met at the end of May 2009 and their dream became a reality when they opened the clinic in November of 2009.

Downtown Community Acupuncture was founded on the principle of holistic healing through various methods, both traditional and advanced. Our mission is to address obstacles to health naturally, effectively, and compassionately while educating patients on how to achieve and maintain optimal health based on their individual presentation.

Our intake process includes a comprehensive patient review, designed to understand your unique health patterns and specific needs. Whether you’re experiencing chronic pain, temporary discomfort, or simply wanting to see what acupuncture can do for you, our practitioners will create a treatment plan and visit tailored to you.