Matt Jevtic of SLC QI Acupuncture aims to provide an affordable, community-based alternative to healing.

SLC QI Community Acupuncture: Personalized, Accessible, Acupuncture

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SLC Qi Community Acupuncture (the Qi is pronounced “chi”) may be the missing piece in your healing process. This clinic joins a nationwide movement to remove the financial barrier for people to access this form of Chinese medicine, a complete body of medicine that approaches many health issues. In the beginning, most patients seen at the clinic were low-income patients who were able to take advantage of the low-cost business model. Nowadays, the clinic’s spectrum of patients has grown broader, which can be attributed to their reputation for achieving good results. Patients seeking treatment at the clinic range from needs for chronic disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease to more humble ailments such as insomnia or stress.

“After your first appointment, you will be able to construct and explore a potential treatment process with your practitioner.”

“Not only can acupuncture treat many problems in a healthy and natural way, but it can play a role in our patients’ spiritual lives as well. Clinics like this one are serving as centers of connection, positivity and decompression for people,” Matt Jevtic says.
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11 years ago, Matt Jevtic started SLC Qi with about 10 recliners and 10,000 acupuncture needles. After being introduced to his mentor, the late Dr. Richard Tan, and learning about the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA), Jevtic was affirmed in his belief that acupuncture was his tool in his calling as a healer. He began by treating about 150 patients a week on his own until he could eventually sustain a second and third acupuncturist. The clinic has grown to perform over 10,000 treatments every year. The most common ailment they see is physical pain, such as back pain, followed by issues surrounding stress and mental health, and internal medicine concerns, such as digestive issues. “Not only can acupuncture treat many problems in a healthy and natural way, but it can play a role in our patients’ spiritual lives as well. Clinics like this one are serving as centers of connection, positivity and decompression for people,” Jevtic says.

Open seven days a week, SLC Qi Community Acupuncture is waiting to welcome you to try something new in your quest for your best wellness.
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SLC Qi Community Acupuncture is a social business, meaning that it is mission-driven rather than capitalizing on client needs. Their team generally makes decisions based on their mission to provide accessible and effective medicine. Jevtic leads his team with an emphasis on prioritizing the word “community” in their name as much as “acupuncture.” This allows practitioners to use their healing efforts to facilitate a space for connection, compassion and caring for as many people as they can.

“Not only can acupuncture treat many problems in a healthy and natural way, but it can play a role in our patients’ spiritual lives as well …”

SLC Qi Community Acupuncture provides you an hour dedicated to your personalized relief. You will spend a portion of that time discussing your overall daily needs and concerns with your practitioner. The rest of your time will be spent relaxing in a recliner as you receive acupuncture at points on the body, primarily on the arms and legs. You are even welcome to bring your own headphones, furthering your comfort level. After your first appointment, you will be able to construct and explore a potential treatment process with your practitioner. A variety of factors will determine how often acupuncture could be for you and what other options may be best for your path. This process paves the way for an overall holistic opportunity to tackle that complaint you have placed on the back burner—and do it for a bargain.

If the needles make you uncomfortable, your treatment may include other techniques such as acupressure, Shiatsu massage, Thai-yoga massage and other forms of bodywork. Aside from acupuncture, the clinic also has a large herbal pharmacy, and herbal formulas may be an option in your treatment plan. Other services also include electric stimulation, suction cupping and coaching in Qi-Gong or meditation practices. Open seven days a week, the clinic is waiting to welcome you to try something new in your quest for your best wellness. You can learn more or quickly book an appointment at slcqi.com.