Acupuncture In Motion Grand Opening

For Immediate Release

PHILADELPHIA, PA: Acupuncture In Motion (AIM), a black woman-owned practice dedicated to serving marginalized and underserved communities, has relocated to a more spacious location on Lancaster Ave., which will continue to share space with SANKHYA Yoga. Together they will co-host a grand opening celebration of Acupuncture In Motion’s new home. The celebration will include free ear acupuncture sample sessions, refreshments from local neighborhood restaurants and an art exhibit including sole proprietor of AIM acupuncturist & artist Cara Mafuta Raboteau, Charlie Raboteau of Soul Motion Productions and Soul & Ink: A Live Screen Printing Experience. The event will showcase the creative arts as a vital component of the healing arts.

Acupuncture In Motion is a community acupuncture clinic providing affordable, comprehensive healthcare to low to moderate income residents of West Philadelphia. Our goal is to highlight community-based healthcare and community-based art to connect and empower individuals and neighborhoods, reclaiming our birthright and path to wellness.

Wellness on Lancaster Open House


Friday, December 7, 2018, 6pm-9pm
Acupuncture In Motion
4313 Lancaster Avenue, Ground Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Admission is Free • Refreshments from Local Lancaster Ave Restaurants • Ear Acupuncture Sampling

Participating Artists

Cara Mafuta Raboteau

Cara Mafuta Raboteau, L.OM, M.Ac., Dipl.O.M., is nationally certified with NCCAOM as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture and has a Nursing Assistant certification from Delaware County Community College in Media, PA. She is the founder and primary acupuncturist and herbalist at Acupuncture in Motion. She completed her master's degree at The Won Institute of Graduate Studies in Glenside, PA, with studies in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology, and holds state licensure in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  

Cara also holds a Bachelor's degree in Visual Art from Temple University's Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA, with a focus on painting, printmaking, and fibers/mixed media. Her most recent installation “I Will Cut You” was exhibited at the 2017 Fringe Festival, where she explored the precarious nature of societal power structures, which frequently stage environments, often with little regard for the people who live in them.

Lancaster Ave. by Cara Raboteau

Lancaster Ave. by Cara Raboteau

The artist will be exhibiting woodcut block prints as part of her own “Lancaster Ave” landscape series.

Charlie Raboteau

Charlie Raboteau is a filmmaker, a photographer, and a musician. He has been engaging with the Philadelphia community through art for twenty years. He always found music to be the most immediate way to connect with others, but most recently has turned his focus on film and photography, documenting hyper-local stories that focus on people doing work in their communities. His aim is to help foster positive change and draw attention to the culture and resources that make Philadelphia such a creative and vibrant city.

The artist will be exhibiting portraits and candid shots of his neighbors on the Ave. He is focusing on local businesses that have been stewards of the community, providing resources and culture to residents who call “The Black Bottom,” Mill Creek, Mantua, Belmont, West Powelton and Powelton Village Home.

Live Screen Printing

Soul & Ink will hand pull limited edition Acupuncture In Motion t-shirts and totes designed exclusively for the celebration.

Soul & Ink is a multi-disciplinary creative studio based in Maryland that specializes in live screen printing experiential activations at events, custom screen printing and full graphic design services. Soul & Ink is the brainchild of husband and wife design team, Frankie and Sherry Meneses. Passionate about design for social change, they decided to step away from the desk job and into the community, bringing art and brands to life. They were inspired to create a mobile screen printing set-up after seeing how thrilled their friends were at screen printing parties they hosted at home. Soul & Ink’s participatory live screen printing experiences reshapes traditional relationships between art and audiences through modern aesthetic and vintage technique.

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