Our Practitioners

Cate Maxon, L.Ac. (she/hers) is a licensed acupuncturist through the state of Arizona. She graduated from a community acupuncture school, POCA Tech in 2018 and is NCCAOM certified. She started working at TACO in 2019 as an acupuncturist, though got her start as a front-desk volunteer for TACO in 2013. She has given over 12,000 treatments since 2019 and is now the manager/director of TACO since being handed the reins in 2021. 

She has trained extensively in Master Tung/Balance Method and has exhaustive clinical experience treating numerous conditions. She has seen acupuncture change the course of hundreds of peoples’ lives through consistent affordable care, and knows firsthand the value of healing within community. She loves working in community with you all, and the wonderful board of directors of this very small, very special non-profit! It’s also important to note that this clinic is situated on unceeded O’odham lands, and that I am white practitioner practicing a medicine outside my cultural lineage.

Taylor McCarter, DACM/L.Ac. (they/she/he), is a person of the queer, trans and non-binary experience and a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Arizona. They graduated from OCOM in Portland, OR in 2023. They have a BA in Kinesiology from ASU where they played on the women’s soccer team for 4 years. They’ve always enjoyed exploring the interconnected structure and ecology of the body and the systems around and within us. Their approach to acupuncture is no different, with a focus on using a variety of methods to help bring balance to the systems of the body, from gentle Japanese style to Dr. Tan’s Balance Method or trigger point release.

They fell in love with community acupuncture while volunteering at a clinic in Portland. Witnessing the volume of folks finding relief from distal acupuncture, and the ease with which people could access the medicine resonated with them. They were stoked to be connected with Cate, and feel at home with the sweet space and crew at TACO. Outside the clinic you can find them spending time with their two pit bulls (Dagny and Chunk), reading/studying, biking, climbing, working out, practicing Taiji or Jiu Jitsu, tinkering in the yard, and maybe enjoying a local coffee shop hang. 

At Tucson Acupuncture Co-op, We are committed to making effective healthcare both affordable and accessible. During the time of COVID-19, we have changed our pricing to $30 and will continue this rate due to rising costs of living; however we are always willing to work with you if those rates are inaccessible. 

We currently have a pay-it-forward program that allows us to offer discounted or free treatments-reach out if you need a free treatment, and as always, we accept donations to help subsidize this program!