The Mt. Airy business was named one of the city's best acupuncture spots.
Elise Rivers, M.Ac. of Community Acupuncture of Mt Airy (CAMA) has been selected for the 2012 Best of Philadelphia Award in the Acupuncturists category by the Philadelphia Award Program. Each year, the Philadelphia Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Philadelphia area a great place to live, work and play. Check out our profile of CAMA here, and check back next week for our talk with owner Elise Rivers.
For open-minded residents, Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy is a place to relax.
In the eight years that Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy has existed in Northwest Philadelphia, owner Elise Rivers had heard a lot of people talk about why they don't feel comfortable with acupuncture. It's exactly the reason one would think, in most cases. "The number one reason people don't try it is they think it hurts," she said. "It is nothing like what people think." Rivers says that talking about needles as a method to heal invokes a certain image in people's minds, one that she says is a big detractor to potential clients. "These aren't hypodermic needles," she said. "They are hair thin and it feels nothing like you would expect. The first thing is getting someone to actually try an acupuncture needle. Nothing I can say will be …