Community Acupuncture

Welcome to Community Acupuncture at Bread and Yoga

We’re partnering with licensed acupuncturist and doctor of Chinese Medicine Stephanie Goichman to provide community acupuncture on a sliding scale rate. Scroll down to see our once a month offering and appointment availability. Please note that all appointments are at our Inwood location.

Benefits of Acupuncture

Treating patients in an open community setting has many benefits: it’s easier for friends and family to come in together; the environment fosters a group healing process, which many patients find comforting; and the ability to treat a higher volume of people helps to make acupuncture as accessible as possible.

Acupuncture is helpful in managing many conditions, and can be used in conjunction with Western treatment modalities. Common symptoms & conditions Acupuncture can treat include:
·      Insomnia
·      Anxiety & Depression
·      Headaches & Migraines
·      Stress Management
·      Muscle Pain
·      Arthritis
·      Menstrual Irregularities
·      Pregnancy Support
·      Menopausal Symptoms
·      Digestive Disorders
·      Dermatology Conditions
·      Chronic Fatigue
·      Allergies & Asthma
·      Common Cold
·      Immune Support

What to expect

Community acupuncture will be done in a shared space, POCA style. For us, this means you’ll be treated on yoga mats and blankets, using bolsters and props to place you in a comfortable position and all needling will be mostly on hands and feet or below the elbows and knees.

Your session will be community style in the same room with other patients. Each session is 60 minutes and we have no more than 4 patients per hour.

This is a safe and effective way to receive treatment and allows us to keep this affordable for our community and for patients to receive consistent treatment when needed.

About Stephanie Goichman, DACM, L.Ac. 

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine,
Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist

Stephanie is a New York state licensed acupuncturist and board certified Chinese herbalist with a masters and doctorate degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Her experience includes working at Columbia University Health Services, NYU Lutheran Labor and Delivery, Housing Works, and Pacific College Wellness Center. She also studied advanced acupuncture techniques and completed clinical rounds at the TCM Hospital of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Beijing, China.

Stephanie enjoys treating a variety of conditions and meets all her patients wherever they are on their healing journey. Her main passion is women’s health including gynecological conditions, fertility, pregnancy support, menopause, emotional wellness and pain conditions.

Stephanie’ s wholehearted practice style combines natural intuition with a compassion that puts patients at ease making her uniquely effective at treating disharmonies of the mind-body and sprit.

She is grateful to be able to help her patients feel their best and will work with you to support self care practices that encourage lasting health and achieve optimal wellness.

Schedule & Pricing


Sundays 9:00 AM – 12:45 PM
Once a month on the following dates:

September 15
October 20
November 17
December 15
January 26  CANCELLED


Sundays 2:00PM – 5:00PM

October 6th
November 10th CANCELED
January 12th CANCELLED

Pricing: Sliding Scale Rates
No proof of income required. Pay what you can. First visit includes a $10 administrative fee.

First Visit: $50/$60/$70
Regular Visit: $40/$50/$60


About The Sliding Scale

We have a sliding scale of $40-60. You decide what you can afford, there is never any need to prove your income. Please use your best judgement in evaluating how much you can pay in order to come on a regular basis. A private treatment can be anywhere from $75 to $200 per visit. At Bread and Yoga, we honor the traditions of Asia, by offering acupuncture in a communal setting, seeing multiple people an hour at an affordable rate. This allows us to make acupuncture affordable to everyone while still making a living ourselves. Because we have a sliding scale, we cannot do insurance billing (that’s the insurance companies’ rule). If you have insurance and need a receipt, we’ll be happy to provide one. We do not receive any grants, state or federal money, or insurance reimbursement. We exist because patients pay for their treatments—it is a sustainable community business model. Please help us by spreading the word about our practice!


Prior to your first session, please click HERE and HERE to fill out two important forms that you’ll bring with you to your appointment. We have have printed forms at the studio if you are unable to complete them beforehand. Please arrive early to take care of paperwork.

Things to keep in mind…

– Have a light snack prior to treatment (if you haven’t eaten in several hours).
– Wear loose, comfortable clothing that can easily roll up to elbows and knees.
– Please refrain from wearing cologne or perfume.
– Please arrive on time for your appointment. (We schedule visits every 15 minutes and we are normally running on time. If you need to cancel or change your visit time, we ask that you do it at least 24 hours ahead of time, so that we may offer the spot to another patient.)

Appointment Information & Cancelation Policy

Please arrive at least ten minutes before your appointment start time.

Punctuality is extremely important! Even though your appointment with us lasts for 60 minutes, you are booking 15 minutes with your acupuncturist who is seeing a new patient every 15 minutes. If you are late for your appointment we cannot guarantee that we will be able to see you.

Please note that we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you must cancel this appointment with less than 24 hours notice, you will be charged the full amount of your appointment.

Booking An Appointment

Each appointment is 60 minutes. Please arrive on time as we are accommodating multiple patients within the hour. 






Bread and Yoga
5000 Broadway, Suite A
(Entrance on 212th St.)
New York, NY 10034