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Thank you Mt. Airy for 10 great years!

CAMA is thrilled to announce our
10th Anniversary in 2015!


Look for details here about our
upcoming celebration
with special guest speaker Sanjiv Jain

graduate of the Hypocrates Institute of Health

lecturing on "Food as Medicine"

in our spring newsletter in April.


Come learn about the effectiveness of Acupuncture and about our new emphasis on wellness care!


Healing without Drugs:
A New Wellness Approach!


Have you wondered if your health condition could be improved or resolved without drugs? 
  Have you been looking for a natural approach to proactively optimize your health?
  A “yes” to either of these questions means acupuncture may be for you! 
  It has been used by millions for thousands of years to promote wellness and to address acute and chronic conditions such as:
    -Digestion issues,
    -Hormone imbalances,
    -Mood disorders and
    -Immune dysfunction
  Acupuncture can help you get well and stay well!   

In addition, it is successfully used to deeply relax the body to reduce the negative impact of stress and Western cancer treatments.


In a friendly atmosphere that encourages questions, learn how important it is:

    -To be wellness (vs. symptom) oriented,
    -How stress affects our bodies and
    - Find out if it can help your specific condition!

Elise Rivers, Esq., M.Ac., has been practicing Chinese medicine for more than 17 years and is the founder of Philadelphia’s first sliding scale clinic Community Acupuncture and Wellness Center in Mt. Airy, celebrating 10 years in 2015! 


She and her staff are committed to making holistic health an affordable and convenient option to her neighborhood.  

Elise enjoys sharing the profound benefits of acupuncture with her community and has been on the faculty of Pennsylvania’s first acupuncture school, the Won Institute in Glenside, for 9 years.


Curious Video


New This Term, Status Report on:

        • * State of the US Healthcare System
          * The War on Cancer
        • * The Importance of Nutrition for preventing and treating illness


Sunday evening, May 3rd, 7:30-9pm at CAMA.


Cost $20.


Click here to register.


Click Here to see CAMA's past events
Oct 4 , 2014:

Healthy Woman Empowered for Life Conference

Elise was honored to be asked to speak at a conference held at New Covenant Church Campus. Over 600 people attended to learn about health issues for women.


Apr 7 , 2014:
NewsWorks:Philly Spring Cleanup Day On Saturday, volunteers fanned out across Northwest Philadelphia as part of the 7th annual Philly Spring Cleanup Day. NewsWorks stopped by several locations to share details from the sprucing-up effort...

Mt Airy BID Board member Elise Rivers mulches one of the numerous tree wells on Germantown Ave during Philly Spring Cleanup efforts. (Jana Shea/for Newsworks)

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
(just south of Carpenter Lane)

Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119




Monday 9am-9pm
Tues 2pm-9pm
Wed 10am-8pm
Thurs 10am-9pm
Fri 6pm-9pm
Sat 10am-2pm

Sun Closed

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.