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 New Patients Free on Sundays through Oct 1!

Thrive Women's Circle meets
Sept 11 & 25 @ 6:30-8pm 
(3 additional meetings  Oct 9 & 23 and Nov 6th)
Come for 1 or all or join via Zoom * 
*text or email if interested 727-401-4212



Why Choose Community Acupuncture?

Release, Relax, Unwind

Whether you have chronic pain, an acute injury, digestive or other organ issues, hormone imbalances, everyday stress or depression and anxiety, acupuncture can help you feel and function better. Community Acupuncture is:

Affordable: Sliding Scale Fees - $20-$40. You decide what you can afford for your treatments, so that you can get as many treatments as you need to reach your health and well being goals.

Effective: Acupuncture is cumulative, meaning the more you get, the stronger the effect! Because you can afford to get the treatments you really need, the acupuncture is very effective and you can truly enjoy the benefits of better health, less pain, and more peace.

Relaxing: When you can enter the space and relax, half the work is already done. All aspects of the clinic have been tailored with each person's relaxation in mind. When you are relaxed, your body has the space and time to begin the natural healing process that acupuncture helps accelerate and stabilize.

Community oriented:  It's often easier to try something new with loved ones. Bring your friends, family, co-workers or neighbors.  We’re all in this together!


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We are now offering private acupuncture treatments
on a sliding scale $50-$70
You can Schedule yourself online on
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10, 11:15, or 12:30
if you need a different time text, email, or call.


 Melissa Lahmeyer, LCSW, AP is  offering counseling services for individuals, couples, and families. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays 9:30-1:30
and Monday evenings at 5:30 or 6:30.
Please text, email or call for these appointments.
Sliding Scale $50-$70.

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Community Acupuncture Hours:


7 Days a week

9:30 -1:30

 Tues and Thurs


and Wednesdays 6-8.

Appointments are Required.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

You may schedule yourself using the link below or contact us by phone, text, or email.


Private Appointments for acupuncture Wed and Thurs at 10, 11:15, or 12:30 available to schedule online. Sliding scale $50-$70.

*Private appointments for counseling and acupuncture with Melissa still scheduled through Text or email.

As always our goal is to help you relax and receive the most benefit from the services we provide.

Did you know for the price of lunch you can come relax, unwind, and heal for 30 to 45 minutes? Feel refreshed and renewed ready to tackle the rest of your to do list.

Did you know that acupuncture really works? We offer our treatments at a low sliding fee so that you feel comfortable trying acupuncture and can get the acupuncture you need. We know that you will love it and feel better. Regular, frequent acupuncture will make a huge difference in your life.

Did you know that acupuncture doesn't hurt? The needles are as thin as a hair and easily enter the skin. Most people don't feel much, common sensations are warmth, pressure or itching. Many people sleep during treatment.

Did you know that acupuncture can treat anxiety and depression? Regular acupuncture treatment provides much of the same benefits of a regular meditation practice. Reset your adrenal and hormone systems while napping in a quiet room.

$20-$40 Sliding Fee



Why Community?


 Acupuncture is subtle and cumulative, meaning the more you get, the stronger the effect! Common side effects include: relaxation,  decreased stress, and an elevated mood. A typical course of treatment is 6-8 sessions. We want you to be able to experience the full benefits of acupuncture by making it affordable and easy to get a complete treatment course in a short period of time. 

 Bring your friends, family, co-workers or anyone else you think could benefit from acupuncture.  Rest next to each other. Acupuncture helps you feel better and have a better quality of life. We want everyone to experience the healing power of acupuncture. 

A community acupuncture treatment

Our Acupuncturists



Melissa Lahmeyer, AP, LCSW

Melissa graduated from The Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2002. She has a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and a Master's degree in Social Work. She has 2 kids she adores, 18 years apart (8 and 27) and a husband who is a true partner and soul mate. Over the last 15 years, she has practiced acupuncture in several settings, including a private office, massage and wellness spa,  gastroenterology medical practice, and community clinic.

Melissa is a skilled technician who pays special attention to each client's needs. Melissa is passionate about making a difference in the world one person at a time. She is open, personable, and down to earth. She never shies away from a deep conversation about the possibilities of mental, emotional, and spiritual subtleties affecting your physical body. But don't worry, if you just need some rest and pain relief, she's got you covered.  

Jill Pahl, AP 

Jill is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and a member of Florida State Oriental Medical Association (FSOMA). 


Born and raised in Michigan, she moved to sunny Florida after earning her Bachelor of Arts from Spring Arbor University.  The Tampa Bay area has been her home since 2004.  She attended and graduated from East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota in 2010 where she earned a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine as well as a Bachelor of Professional Health Studies.  


Prior to working with Bridge Community Acupuncture, Jill practiced in St Petersburg.

A Pinellas county resident, Jill is a volunteer in the community.  She has maintained an active role with a local non profit dog rescue. In addition, she is a regular volunteer with Pinellas County Schools including mentoring students. Jill and her husband Jerry have two incredible kids and two dogs.  She loves to travel, read and spend time with family. 


Melonie Burgess, AP

Melonie is a Florida Licensed Acupuncture Physician. She has always been  interested in medicine and helping people. She was certified as an EMT  after college. Her interest in Chinese Medicine came when she visited a  close friend who was attending Acupuncture school in New Mexico. She  began to understand that there are many ways to heal the body, and too  many times Western medicine relies on pharmaceuticals. This led to her  pursuit of an education in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She graduated  from the East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida, in  2003.   

Melonie had the opportunity to practice with her close friend, in her own  clinic, after graduation. She moved to Roanoke, Virginia, where she lived  and practiced for 3 years.  

She relocated back to Sarasota Florida, where she co-founded Sarasota  Community Acupuncture in 2008. After 10 years of practicing, she sold the  clinic and went on the road with her son, traveling the US, for a year. She  relocated to Palm Harbor, Florida in 2019. 

Melonie has been a long time practitioner of, and advocate for, community  style acupuncture. She strongly believes in the accessibility of acupuncture  for everyone. After giving birth to her son at home, with a midwife, she  developed a special love for treating pregnancy and birth preparation.



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7850 Ulmerton Road Suite 5

Largo, FL 33771

We are centrally located in Pinellas County, on Ulmerton Rd at Belcher, next to IHOP.  There are 2 entrances on the southside of Ulmerton and 1 entrance on the West side of Belcher.


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- Lao Tzu 

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,

you touch everything."

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