Most American acupuncturists treat patients on tables in individual cubicles. This is not traditional in Asia, where acupuncture usually occurs in a community setting. At Common Source, I use a combination of tables and zero gravity chairs, clustered in groups in a large, quiet, soothing space. Treating patients in a community setting has many benefits: it’s easy for friends and family members to come in for treatment together; many patients find it comforting; and a collective energetic field becomes established which actually makes individual treatments more powerful. The treatment room is meant to remain a quiet space for you and others to relax, sleep, and just sort it all out. Its atmosphere exists through everyone relaxing together. This kind of collective stillness a rare and valuable thing. Maintaining this reservoir of calm requires very little talking in the clinic space, even by the acupuncturist. So, please keep your voice at a whisper.