Celebrate 14 years with us!
I want to take a moment to thank you for your support over the past 14 years. At ERCA, we strive to create a peaceful and healing environment for all of our patients. From finding the perfect pillow to ensuring background music is at the right volume, we go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable during your treatments. A place of refuge and healing: quiet and cozy but simple.
I arrived in Eagle Rock in 2008 after living in Silver Lake. As many of you know, I came to Los Angeles by way of Atlanta, Santa Fe, Austin, and New Orleans (where I grew up). Back in 2008, people came to Eagle Rock for its great mechanics, Casa Bianca, a few trendy restaurants and cafés, abundant parking(!) and a busy Trader Joe’s.
I had it in my mind that I was going to have a community clinic similar to those that I had visited the very same year in Portland, OR. While on a tour of Community Acupuncture clinics, I imagined my own community clinic with oversized, cushioned reclining chairs, fluffy blankets, mood lighting and the capacity to treat lots of people affordably.
I started ERCA with the goal of breaking down the price and class barriers to accessing acupuncture. Our community acupuncture approach ensures that everyone has access to the care they need at a price they can afford whether they have health insurance benefits, or not.
Price and insurance companies, notwithstanding, I didn’t want to be part of the system. I’m allergic to bureaucracy, endless online forms, and all of the hurdles that go hand-in-hand with our bloated corporate healthcare system. In Portland, I witnessed a different way to deliver healthcare where the focus went from the pampering of a few to the service of many. It felt right to me, and I became a very different kind of healer.
In 2022, we administered 3,136 appointments! I look forward to continuing to spread the healing revolution, where we find sensible, accessible solutions to our health challenges. There is symbiosis in the trading of healing energy that goes on all day long, now for 14 years.
Thank you for being a part of our community. Many of you have been coming to the clinic for over a decade, and it has been an honor to watch you and your loved ones grow and heal. This clinic has provided me with a calling and a community, and I am grateful for all of you.
Thank you for choosing ERCA for your acupuncture needs.