Hot July News!

First of all, a ginormous thanks to all of you who participated in the birthday raffle.  We will be donating $107.00 to PocaTech!!!  Please read on to learn about this month’s staffing update, schedule changes, how to get your hands on a free copy of Why Did You Put That Needle There?, parking tips, and the return of our friendly Anthropologist!

Staffing Update
It is with great happiness (and selfish sadness!) we announce that Anya, one of our beloved front deskers, will be leaving us to pursue some other amazing job opportunities!  We will miss her a ton, but are excited for her to spread wings.  Her last day will be July 16th, but if you’re lucky you will see her subbing at the front desk every so often. 

On another note, this means that we are are hiring for the Front Desk once again.  We listed what we’re looking for below.  If you or a buddy is interested, please email a resume and/or any questions to


  • Ability to comfortably and appropriately interact with a diverse population of patients and coworkers
  • Advanced practical knowledge of MS Office suite, Mac operating systems, Firefox and Google Chrome
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced practice
  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality


  • Greeting patients, processing, tracking, and recording payments
  • Making appointments
  • Answering and returning phone calls
  • Responding to clinic e-mails
  • Light dusting and tidying
  • Active willingness to take initiative and problem-solve

Helpful but not required:

  • Conversational/fluent Spanish
  • Experience working in customer service field
  • Sense of humor

Receptionists start at $12/hr and get free acupuncture treatments for themselves and a designated

July Schedule Changes
Due to the 4th of July holiday and staff vacation time, we will have the following changes in our schedule:

  • Saturday, July 4th: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, July 21st: 3-8pm
  • Wednesday, July 22nd: 9am-1pm & 3pm-7pm
  • Thursday, July 23rd: 9am-1pm
  • Friday, July 24th: 3pm-7pm

Please book early, as our shorter weeks fill up quickly. You can click here to schedule now!

Why Did You Put That Needle There?
This is a great book that answers this question as well as other common acupuncture questions heard around the clinic.  We have a copy in the office that you can read before or after your appointment, and we also sell them for $5.  A fun fact is that you can actually download a free pdf version through Manchester Acupuncture Studio.  They offer both an English and Spanish copy.

As many of you know, parking in D.C. is quite the test in patience.  While we do have street parking and metered parking near Little Bird, it is limited and can take quite a bit of time to snag a spot.  If you can take public transportation, we highly recommend it.  There is a bus stop right in front of our building, and the Columbia Heights metro station is just a 10-15 minute walk away.  If driving is your preferred means of transportation though, and you’re having difficulty finding parking, there are plenty of spots at DC USA’s parking garage.  Please note that it is a 10-15 minute walk from the parking garage to Little Bird.

Friendly Anthropologist
Last summer many of you were able to meet Victor Kumar (aka Our Friendly Anthropologist) hanging out and seeing how our clinic runs for his doctorate at John Hopkins.  He will be back again on Mondays, and we are excited to again share with him our awesome community clinic.  However, if you are at all uncomfortable with him observing your treatment, please let us know.  Also, If you’re interested in sharing your experience at Little Bird with him, you can send him an e-mail at or give him a call at 607-237-4140.

Unfortunately for the meantime, we will no longer be offering massage on Sundays.  We hope to offer it again in the future and will be sure to keep you posted.

We hope you have an awesome 4th of July weekend! 

Little Bird Staff