Dr. Rigoberto Tapia in Forest Park

Medical Acupuncture for Back Pain

Prescription to keep yourself healthy and live longer:
A monthly boost of energy with Acupuncture, eight hours of refreshing sleep, daily healthy diet with 1 Hour of exercise; and do not forget to keep in balance the amount of work, leasure activities and minimum stress.

Welcome to Group Acupuncture Clinic.


Our mission is to provide affordable, high quality acupuncture to the community. We do this by offering individualized treatments in a quiet, open setting and asking you to decide what you can afford on a sliding scale ($25-50). We want you to come often enough to really be able to get better and stay better, and the sliding scale is our way of helping you make that commitment. There is an additional $10 paperwork fee for your first appointment.


Our Vision is to make acupuncture more affordable and accessible to the Community in order to improve their health and quality of life, without the significant and countless side effects from medications.


What is Group Acupuncture?: Acupuncture has been a community based medicine for most of its long history. In Asia, acupuncture has traditionally been practiced in group rather than individual settings. For acupuncture to be most effective, patients need to receive it frequently and regularly—far more frequently and regularly than most insurance plans will pay for.


Our Group Acupuncture Clinic is part of a growing movement of clinics that are returning to this tradition. Group acupuncturists focus on using “distal” points (below the knee and elbow, and on the head and neck) so that patients can remain fully clothed during treatment. Community acupuncture clinics often use recliners rather than treatment tables, which many patients find more relaxing.


Sliding Scale Payment Guidelines: The table below contains suggested guidelines for what you might pay depending on your income. However, regardless of your income, pay what you feel you can afford on any given day. We understand everyone’s situation is different, and our primary goal is to make acupuncture available to you as often as you need it. GROUP ROOM TREATMENTS:   $25 – 50   * All new patients are charged a $10 paperwork fee.



First appointment paperwork fee

Acupuncture treatments

Under $25,000



$25,000 - $30,000



$30,000 - $40,000



$40,000 - $50,000



$50,000 +



We do not require any documentation of income for our sliding scale. Pay what you feel you can afford.


Payment: is due in full at time of service by cash only. There is a Chase ATM on Madison St 2 blocks East of Harlem.


Insurance: Because we offer a sliding scale, we are unable to bill insurance.


Cancelation Policy: For all appointments that are cancelled, rescheduled, or missed with less than 24-hour advance notice, there will be a charge of $15.


We are extremely grateful to our satisfied patients who effectively market by sharing with their friends and family members their acupuncture experiences. With your help we are able to keep our costs low and offer you affordable care. Our Group Acupuncture Clinic does not receive grants, state or federal money. Our clinic is sustainable because of you.




To request an appointment download the PDF file for Group Acupuncture and complete the information then, E-mail it back to drtapia@tapiamd.com:



This is a nerve block done only with one needle applyed to the median nerve and high frequency electrical stimulation for about 3-5 minutes. Once the middle finger was numb I procceded to make few holes in the nail to drain the hematoma without evidence of pain as observed in the smile patient presents during the procedure.

Healing a Surgical incision with Electro-Acupuncture.