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Sneak Preview of the new
CAMA 2020!
We're transitioning from an emphasis on individual appointments to
Affordable Care Plans

Look for our new website coming in late December.
In the meantime, click here to take a tour of our new Care Plans:

CP Video

For 15 years, we haven't changed our fees for acupuncture, nor our commitment to providing affordable holistic care.  Not surprisingly, during that time the cost of doing business (including paying our acupuncturists competitive wages) has increased.  

We're using this opportunity to promote the preventive power of acupuncture through our new Care Plans, which will both save you money on acupuncture, as well as offering discounted bodywork and holistic nutrition.

We hope this change will support you in using holistic health services proactively and as part of a wellness lifestyle.

In gratitude for your patronage,
Lock in Savings Now!
Purchase as many individual appointments
as you wish for $40 each
between now and Dec 31, 2019.
(No limits for use, share with family and friends,
make great holiday gifts!)

Available at the reception desk, or
in CAMA's online store,
or call CAMA to order yours now!

On Jan 1, 2020, our sliding scale will be going away and
individual acupuncture sessions will then be $55*
(cost per treatment in the Acupuncture Care Plan
ranges from $42 - $49).


* If this new fee or the cost of our basic care plan (6 sessions for $294) is out of your reach, we've created the Compassionate Care Fund. Call or ask at the desk for details. It's important to us that everyone receives the care they need!

And as if that isn't enough:

We're now  also your one-stop-shop for Plant-Based Whole Foods Education
In 2020, look to us for classes, counseling and conscious community
as we offer you support, education and healing
as you transition to a healthier lifestyle!

Vegan Expo

Plant-Based Power Expo

If you’re interested in any aspect of this event,
please click here
to sign up for any or all of our email lists.

Watch Elise talk about PBPE:
Elise PBPE Video

Click Here to see CAMA's past events

2019STAFF Pix

2019 CAMA Staff From left to right: 

Jessica Weaver, Acupuncturist; Sarah Ash, Reflexology and Reiki;
Elise Rivers, Owner/Acupuncturist; Pete Gerold, Myofascial Release; Marin Richeson, Holistic Nutritionist; Lisa Graham, Acupuncturist; Carol Goldman, Herbs and Acupuncture. Not pictured: Heather Wright, Naturopathic Doctor.


CAMA in the NEWS!

May 2019

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Feb 2019 oneminute video

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June 2018

Sep 2017 Fall Wellness Fair

May 2017 HHDay in the news

Oct 2016 Elise Interviewed

Elise & Students

Elise with her students--the 8th graduating class of the Won Institute in Glenside, PA. Since 2005, Elise has been teaching a foundational course in acupuncture.


June 2016:

Nov 2015:

Elise Rivers wins Best of the BID Award!
November 2015

This is an annual award acknowledging a person who has contributed the most to the Mt. Airy Business Improvement District (BID) efforts to make Germantown Ave more livable.


“Nobody does more than Elise to beautify our Avenue. She has spearheaded projects to add 100 hanging baskets and dozens of planters to the Avenue, and rallied her immediate neighbors on the 67-6800 blocks of Germantown Avenue to win the City Gardens contest in 2012.  Elise’s other contributions to the BID and business district include improved parking and holiday decorations, and her help selecting the last 3 Executive Directors of the BID was immeasurable.”

May 31 , 2015:

CAMA Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

CAMA staff Photo


Watch a video of Elise giving a special talk about her plans for the next 10 years and expresses her gratitude to staff and patients who have contributed to making CAMA what it is today.

Thank you Mt. Airy for 10 great years!

Mar 26 , 2015:

Chestnut Hill Local: CAMA's tenth anniversary, and conversion to a Wellness Center was reported.

CAMA in ChestnutHill Local

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



You may have noticed that our appointment app has a new look (they didn't tell us this was coming!).

Please note that your username and password are the same! You DO NOT NEED TO RE-REGISTER. 

You may use the OLD VERSION or the NEW VERSION.  (Eventually we'll all have to adopt the new one.)

Please call us if you have ANY questions! (215) 266-5757

Thank you for your patience during this transition time.
~ Elise and the CAMA Team

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6782 Germantown Ave
(just south of Carpenter Lane)

Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119




2019 Hours:
Monday 9am-2pm & 6pm-9pm
Tues 11am-2pm & 5pm-9pm
Wed 10am-9pm
Thurs 10am-2pm
Fri 11am-4pm
Sat closed
Sun 11am-4pm

All of us at Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy are excited to welcome you to become part of our healing center!

Take a virtual tour of present day CAMA or take a trip down memory lane to see before and after pictures of how we converted the Hamilton Savings and Loan into a 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 .


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.

Elise Rivers, M.Ac., Dipl.Ac.


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