Farewell to Melissa!  After 2 years at RCA Melissa has landed a full time dream job as an acupuncturist with a large orthopedic practice in New Jersey.  We wish her great success in her new endeavors!  Melissa’s last shift will be Saturday December 13th.  Sorry for the short notice!

Welcome to our newest acupuncturist, Scott O’Brien!  Scott is a licensed acupuncturist and certified Tui Na body worker.  Read Scott’s story, here.

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Roxborough Community Acupuncture is a community acupuncture clinic in Roxborough, right next to Manayunk, on the plateau of the Manayunk “Wall”.  (map)  We provide acupuncture in big, cushy, comfortable, reclining chairs.  Gentle music plays in the background. Most people lie back and fall asleep, or drift into a calm, peaceful mental state.

Our sliding scale is $15 – $40. Why a sliding scale? And, why  such a low cost? Well, because it allows you to spend what you can truly afford, instead of having to sacrifice your well being for the sake of other priorities in life. It also allows more people to come for treatment, and to come more often…so that you get the true benefit of acupuncture…which is  getting, and staying, well.

We provide treatment for:
Back Pain • Joint Pain Quit Smoking Chronic Pain  Allergies • Asthma • Infertility Acid Reflux Depression Anxiety Stress Insomnia Addiction PMS Menopause Hot Flashes Migraines Back Pain Immunity Sinusitis Sciatica Neck Pain Lung Issues Post Op Pain Athletes Sports Injuries Stroke Chemo Support Mesothelioma And Much, Much More!

Athletes: we are experienced in treating athletes to support optimal performance, reduced recovery times, and recovery from injuries.


Tui Na

Tui na or tuina, (pronounced “twee nah”) is a form of Oriental bodywork that has been used in China for centuries. A combination of massage, acupressure and other forms of body manipulation, tuina works by applying pressure to acupoints, meridians and groups of […]

Calorie Intake Guide

Ever wondered how many calories you were eating?  Find out below!   Alcoholic Beverages Item Serving Size Carbohydrates Grams Fat Grams Calories Beer, light 12-ounce can or bottle 6.9 0 110 Beer, regular 12-ounce can or bottle 11.9 0 144 […]

Emotions and Digestion – the amazing connection between your nerves and your gut!

   David Schiman, Acupuncturist Many people know that when they are nervous they have butterflies in their stomach.  But, did you know that those “butterflies” can disrupt your digestion and, if it goes on too long, eventually your mental health?  […]

Breast Cancer Awareness

by Melissa McConnell, M.Ac., L.Ac. October is breast cancer awareness month, which highlights the importance of increasing everyone’s awareness of the disease.  It seems, unfortunately, that everyone is touched by this disease in some way; either someone is personally striving […]

7 Acupuncture Tips for a Healthy Fall

By Sara Calabro at AcuTake.com Fall is right around the corner. New seasons are an opportunity to assess our states of health and realign with our natural rhythms. From an acupuncture perspective, fall is about refinement. It’s time to pare down, to […]

Fall Allergies and how to minimize them

By Melissa McConnell While I was riding along Kelly Drive today, I couldn’t help but notice the change that is suddenly upon us this week.  The leaves before me have lost their vibrancy, their radiance of Summer – their lackluster […]

Scrape away the pain with Gua Sha

Scrape away the pain with Gua Sha – by Melissa McConnell, Acupuncturist We’ve all had a moment (or maybe you are like me and have had many moments), when our body tells us “loud and clear,” it is time for […]

Acupuncture for Sports Injuries

Imagine riding, no RACING, your bike for over 2,000 miles and climbing over some of the tallest mountains in Europe.  Do you think you might get a few nagging injuries?  You bet you would.  And that’s why the winner of […]

Acupuncture for Athletes

What kind of athlete goes to an acupuncturist? How about NFL players like the Jets’ Tony Richardson, James Farrior, Chad Pennington, or how about NHL great Jaromir Jagr?  How about Olympic Gold medalist McKayla Maroney.  Or Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, […]

Decrease your Sit Time and Increase your Fit Time

By Melissa McConnell, Acupuncturist July is physical fitness month, and what a great time it is to be outside moving around, being physical, and of course, soaking up some free sunshine and Vitamin D.  I (for one) am always outside […]

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Monday: 10-1:00 & 4:30-7:30
Tuesday: 4:30-7:00
Wednesday: 4:30-7:30
Thursday: 10:00-7:30
Friday: 10:30-5:00
Saturday: 8:30-1:00
Sunday: 1:00-5:00

Our community’s history

The S Bridge over the Schuylkill River at Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA, built in 1884.