To join the Flock!

Yes! You can now be a member of your favorite local acupuncture co-op! We are so grateful for our wonderful patients and supporters. Now you can officially be a part of this movement for affordable health services.

The Price?
Annual sliding fee of $25 – $50

Benefits?
A free treatment during the month of your birthday.
Three free treatment cards to give out to your friends. (Think of how popular you will be!)
A vote at our annual board meetings.
aaand…
The warm and fuzzy feeling of being a part of something and supporting a business that wants to support you.

When and Where?
Signup starting January 1, 2017 by coming in to the clinic.

You do not need to be a member to receive treatments.


 

Boise Acupuncture Cooperative Inc. is a non-profit Corporation and shall be operated exclusively for charitable purposes in the promotion of health and shall not be operated, directly or indirectly, for the benefit of private interests.

The Corporation shall engage primarily in activities which accomplish the following purposes:

1)  To improve the quality of life in our community by providing relief from pain, discomfort, stress, isolation, and financial burdens of acute and chronic illness by providing complementary and alternative health care services, primarily acupuncture.

2)  To serve everyone in the community regardless of their ability to pay.

3)  To serve all individuals regardless of sex, race, color, income, national origin, age, ability or disability, marital status, gender, familial situation, religion, size, shape, sexual orientation, veteran status, or political beliefs.

4)  To provide affordable acupuncture services in a community setting.

5)  To provide affordable complementary and alternative healthcare and affordable products and services that supplement, complement, or enhance the acupuncture treatments.

6)  To provide support advice and mentoring to individuals wishing to open a new, or improve an existing, community acupuncture practice.

7)  To provide community support, education, and outreach in the subject of alternative and complementary medicine and health.

8)  To provide pro bono/charity acupuncture treatments, at the discretion of the Management Collaborative, when a need is present.

 


 

Here is some background for understanding a cooperative.

Co-operative identity, values & principles

Definition

A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.

Values

Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.

International Cooperative Alliance, http://ica.coop/en