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Announcing CAMA’s NEW

Treatment for Chronic Pain: 

Battlefield Acupuncture


Are you in chronic pain? 

Are you concerned about the toxic effects of repeatedly taking pain medication to manage your pain? 


CAMA now offers a unique form of acupuncture known as “Battlefield Acupuncture” to treat pain. 


Just one treatment can reduce or eliminate pain. Relief can last for a few hours, days or longer.


This method was initially adopted by the U.S. military to aid injured soldiers while on the battlefield.  Now it is regularly used in military hospitals to relieve soldiers of pain and decrease or eliminate their pain medications. 


This special form of ear acupuncture uses semi-permanent needles which are either easily removed or fall out on their own after 2-4 days. 


A two year study done from 2009-2011 found that 89% of people had a decrease in pain levels after being treated with Battlefield Acupuncture. 


Battlefield Acupuncture is effective with:

  • Chronic Pain,

  • Headaches/Migraines,
    Post-Operative Pain,
    Acute Sprains/Strains,
    Hand Tremors and

  • The beauty of this protocol is it’s quick and effective!

Due to the use of solid gold needles, the cost of Battlefield Acupuncture is:  $55.00.

Elise Rivers is certified in Battlefield Acupuncture.

Book online as you would any acupuncture appointment, and when you receive your email confirmation, please send a quick reply stating you would like your visit to be for Battlefield Acupuncture.


Here is a recent interesting article for more information about Battlefield Acupuncture:
You may also call Joan Medsker with questions at 856-305-3465.

Click Here to see CAMA's past events
Jul 21, 2013: NewsWorks: Mt. Airy business works to be part of community improvements Owner of Community Acupunture of Mt. Airy (CAMA), Elise Rivers is passionate about not only building a successful business, but giving back back to the community where she works and lives...
Sep 24 , 2012:

NewsWorks: Northwest Philadelphia wins big in City Gardens contest

MBID Video

See video of Elise's presentation to the Mt Airy Business Improvement District about winning this award. See Before/After photos here.

Jul 18, 2012: ChestnutHillLocal: Lovett Park Plans
Jul 13, 2012: NewsWorks: Could Mt. Airy have the best garden in Philadelphia?
Jul 06, 2012: Philadelphia Magazine's BeWellPhilly has article about Community Acupuncture.
Dec 09, 2010: CAMA benches dedicated at William Allen Plaza. Click here for story in Mt. Airy Independent, and pictured in the Chestnut Hill Local.
Sep 23, 2010: CAMA described in the Chestnut Hill Local
Feb 18,2010:
Jan 06, 2005: CAMA was the first to bring this style of cost-efficient ($30-$45) acupuncture to Philadelphia (see newspaper clipping)




I've been shouting my recommendation of CAMA from the rooftops. The impact of acupuncture on my life has been profound.


THANK YOU for CAMA - the affordable pricing is what is allowing me to experience it.
                     V.C.--October 2011



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6782 Germantown Ave
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Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119




Monday 9am-9pm
Tues 2pm-9pm
Wed 10am-8pm
Thurs 10am-2pm
Fri closed
Sat 10am-2pm

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Take a tour of CAMA
All of us at Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy (take a virtual tour of CAMA) are excited to welcome you to become part of our healing center! Elise Rivers and her growing staff of acupuncturists, herbologists, fertility specialists and healers were the first to bring this style of cost-efficient ($30-$45) acupuncture to Philadelphia (see newspaper clipping) when we were a walk-in clinic way back in January 2005. We were also featured in the Chestnut Hill Local in September 2010.


We are committed to providing affordable healthcare that eliminates both the broken health care system's red tape and the insurance companies' inappropriate authority over your care. We want you to have the choice of an affordable, compassionate, effective, preventative, acute and chronic ailment care alternative; including: acupuncture, herbs and self-care education. We are an alternative for those who are insured, underinsured or not insured.

If the issues you're dealing with are complex and long standing, a session at Elise's private practice, Moon River Acupuncture, may be appropriate, please call for a free phone consultation.