By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
Hollywood Community Acupuncture opened a year ago, offering the unusual idea of a group treatment setting. It has become so popular that owner Marianne Banke plans to expand this year.
“We are leasing more space, so we can comfortably accommodate a few more patients,” said Banke, a licensed acupuncturist.
The clinic also is one of several offering healthcare on an affordable sliding scale of $15 to $40 per treatment, she said. She offers a free, 15-minute consultation to determine the needs of the client and answer questions about the procedure.
“It is rewarding to have a business based on helping people with their health issues,” she said. “Pain is the number one reason people come to see us, but we also help folks with everything from allergies to digestive issues, stress, you name it.”
“It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already,” Banke said. “We love this neighborhood and have met so many wonderful people.”
The clinic is at 1535 N.E. 41st Ave., across from Trader Joe’s. The website is HollywoodCommunityAcupuncture.com. Contact information is moc.l1516114812iamg@1516114812erutc1516114812nupuc1516114812AmmoC1516114812doowy1516114812lloH1516114812 or (503) 282-9777.