JP O'Hara, LAc, Dipl. OM

JP O'Hara, LAc, Dipl. OM

Shasta Community Acupuncture is now Flow Community Acupuncture (same owner, same clinic just a new name)

JP is a licensed acupuncturist, board certified by the California Acupuncture Board and the NCCAOM.  He is a trained herbalist and completed a 4-year master's degree from Yo San University.  JP previously practiced in Los Angeles and Orange County. Flow Community Acupuncture is a proud member of The People's Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA). 

The Story of Flow Community Acupuncture:

JP previously practiced boutique-style acupuncture in Southern California.  This is the type most commonly practiced in the U.S. that involves treating patients in private rooms, billing insurance etc.  Over time he grew disheartened with the fact that most people are unable to afford that style of acupuncture.  Acupuncture works best when you can receive a series of treatments but the high cost of even a single treatment can be a barrier for a large portion of the population.  Witnessing how acupuncture could change lives, JP felt that everyone deserved the opportunity to heal.  Coincidentally, a friend and fellow acupuncturist opened a community-style acupuncture clinic in Long Beach.  After seeing her clinic in action, JP became interested in the growing movement to make acupuncture affordable and accessible.  He sought support and information from POCA (People's Organization of Community Acupuncture), a co-op that unites and supports community acupuncturists and patients.  We all work together to share information and resources so that we can continue to remove healthcare barriers and make acupuncture accessible to everyone. POCA provided a framework of how to effectively and efficiently treat large numbers of people.  After seeing many successful community clinics in action around California, JP knew he had found his calling!  For his business, the next step was to find a city that was in need of affordable acupuncture.  After living in Los Angeles for many years and then Huntington Beach, he wanted to find a smaller city that had what he loved most... vast beautiful nature for hiking/exploring/camping and rock climbing.  

A note from JP: Shasta Community Acupuncture opened in November 2015 and was renamed Flow Community Acupuncture in August 2017.  I considered many cities but my heart kept bringing me back to Redding.  I loved the sense of community and the beautiful natural surroundings.  I feel so lucky to have been received so well by the Redding community.  I have met so many wonderful people and am greatly inspired by numerous local efforts to create a healthy, thriving city. Community acupuncture works when the population itself lends support through word of mouth. I am so thankful for the positive reviews my patients are sharing with friends, coworkers and family.  I love what I do and feel so lucky to get to share this incredible holistic treatment on a daily basis!