In-person acupuncture is back!

Acupuncturist Ren treats a volunteer at BAP while another volunteer reclines in the background. All 3 are wearing masks.

We are so excited to get back to the clinic! Starting June 15, 2020 you can visit Boston Acupuncture Project for community acupuncture, in person. Visits are by appointment only, so please schedule online or call us at 617-506-3868 to book a time.

Changes for Safety

We have made a lot of changes for your safety, and have extensive new protocols that you can read in detail. Here is a quick summary of what you need to know before your first visit:

  • Masks: bring one! Everyone in the clinic must wear a mask at all times, covering mouth AND nose.
  • Screening: check your reminder email for questions. Please stay home if you feel sick!
  • New Patient Intakes (a.k.a. most of the talking parts of a First Visit) will be via tele-health.
  • Waiting: please wait outside the clinic until we text you – or wait in the waiting room if you need to come in early.
  • Physical distancing: one person at a time, please – one helper is OK if needed, just let us know before you come in.
  • Hand hygiene: use hand sanitizer when you enter, and after handling cash.
  • Payment: pre-pay online when you can! Cash (exact change only) in the payment box is great too. HSA/FSA cards are accepted in the clinic.
  • BYOB (Bring Your Own Blanket): we’re going to have a LOT more laundry to do, so if you can bring a clean blanket with you, go for it.
  • No More Self-Serve: water and ear plugs available upon request, but please step outside if you need to pull your mask down.
  • It’s still going to be great! We realize that there are a lot of changes. The good news is that our mission to provide a peaceful healing place for everyone remains the same. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Tele-health still available

We are still providing tele-health consultations for both acu-pressure and herbal medicine (for existing patients only).

With an acu-pressure consultation we will discuss your health concerns and guide you through using specific acu-pressure points to support your health.

For herbal medicine consultations, we will discuss your health concerns, and then prescribe herbal remedies based on Traditional Chinese Medicine pattern diagnosis. Herbal remedies will be delivered directly from one of our suppliers to your home. Payment for herbal remedies is in addition to the cost of the consultation, but we try to keep everything as affordable as possible.

All tele-health appointments can be made online, but you can also call for additional times. Thank you for participating in community acupuncture!

Virtual doors open as our physical doors remain closed

Online Acu-Pressure Classes

We are offering our first ever ONLINE CLASS this Thursday, April 2nd: Acu-Pressure for Headaches and Eye Strain, taught by Oren “Ren” Pilinger, Licensed Acupuncturist.

Maybe you are on the computer a LOT more these days. Or maybe you have used acupuncture to manage headaches for a long time, and are looking for other helpful ideas. This class should have something for everyone: Ren plans to tailor the class content to who shows up, and what you want to learn about this topic!

Sign up for the online class, Acupressure for Headache and Eye Strain, by clicking this link.

If there is another class you would be interested in taking, please let us know!

Herbal Medicine Consultations

Aside from acupuncture, Ren is licensed to administer Chinese herbal medicine. This approach to herbal remedies uses the same ideas of Traditional Chinese Medicine as acupuncture treatments, but with plants instead of points.

Herbal formulas can be custom-made for each person and what they are dealing with at each moment in time. If you are an existing patient at Boston Acupuncture Project, you can click here to schedule an online consultation with Ren about Chinese herbal medicine. Any herbal formulas will be shipped to you directly.

Other ways to support us

We do hope to open our physical doors soon! All pre-paid packages for acupuncture treatment never expire. Gift certificates and packages are still available for purchase on our website. You can also support Boston Acupuncture Project with a donation to help us cover expenses during this closure.

Don’t forget to keep in touch on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – or just email or text. We miss seeing you all IRL (in real life). Thank you for your understanding and support!

2-for-1 bring-a-buddy special in feb 2020

BAP offers 2-for-1 treatments for the ENTIRE MONTH of February 2020.

When you make 2 appointments for you and a friend, right next to each other, on the same day, and pay for those treatments in the clinic, you will get 2 treatments for the price of 1.

2 brand new patients: each pay $15, or $30 together
2 returning patients: each pay $10, or $20 together
1 new and 1 returning: $15 + $10 = $25 together

Sorry, this special cannot be combined with any other offers, including “5 for $85” packages.

How to use this special:
1. make 2 appointments for the same day*, right next to each other, for 2 different people
2. come in for your appointments on time (or 10 minutes early if you’ve never been here before)
3. say “we’re here for the 2-for-1 special!”
4. get your treatment
5. pay in the clinic by cash or card.

*This special applies to all regular community acupuncture hours in February 2020, specifically the following dates: Feb. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, and 29, in the year 2020.

New Year, New Patient Special!

Boston Acupuncture Project welcomes the new year with a New Patient Special for the entire month of January 2020: just $10 for a first visit.

First visits include an intake, where we talk about health concerns, as well as an acupuncture treatment. Usually first visits cost $30-$50 sliding scale. Return visits cost $20-$40 sliding scale. What you pay on the scale is up to you, no questions asked.

The fine print: this offer is only for first time, new patients who have never had an intake at Boston Acupuncture Project; it can only be used in the month of January 2020 and cannot be combined with any other package, special, or discount; only one per person.

This is a great chance to try acupuncture, or introduce your loved ones to acupuncture, or try out a new acupuncture clinic. (That would be Boston Acupuncture Project at 74 Fairmount Ave, Hyde Park, MA 02136.) Click here to make an appointment online now, or give us a call or a text: 617-506-3868

You can also walk in for a treatment during our regular hours, which start again on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Appointments available:

Monday 3:00pm-6:00pm (doors close at 7:00pm)
Tuesday 9:00am-12:00pm (doors close at 1:00pm)
Wednesday 3:00pm-6:00pm (doors close at 7:00pm)
Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm (doors close at 1:00pm)
&
Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm (doors close at 3:00pm).

Thanks for reading and hope to see you soon!

Gift Certificates available

Give your loved ones the gifts of wellness, healing, and relaxation with a gift certificate to Boston Acupuncture Project.

Come in whenever we’re open (click for hours) to buy a gift certificate in person or purchase online – anything in our online store that says Gift, and any Special Offer Package, will have a gift certificate you can print out yourself.

You can also scroll down in this blog post to see our special offer packages.

The clinic will be closed from December 25, 2019 – January 1, 2020 so we hope to see you soon! We plan to re-open January 2, 2020 with regular hours. Make an appointment online anytime.

Happy 1 year to BAP!

Tj and Ren cut the ribbon at Hyde Park in Nov. 2018
We’re celebrating the first anniversary of our Hyde Park community acupuncture clinic with an Open House Free Day on Saturday, November 30, 2019 featuring light refreshments, tours, and FREE acupuncture treatments! Appointments encouraged; walk-ins welcome starting at 10:00am. Last treatment at 2:30pm; doors close at 3:00pm. Click here to see the event on Facebook. Click the button below to reserve your spot now:

Schedule Appointment

Grand Opening crowd in November 2018
Friendly faces at the Grand Opening, November 2018

50% Off ELection Day special

Various Seals of the City of Boston

Celebrate democracy – and ease your election day jitters – with community acupuncture treatments at 50% off, only on Tuesday morning, November 5, 2019, from 9:00am-1:00pm with Andrew Cheever, Lic.Ac. at Boston Acupuncture Project, 74 Fairmount Ave, Hyde Park, MA 02136. Book online (click here) or call 617-506-3868 to reserve your appointment. Our regular sliding scale is $20-$40 per visit, plus a $10 intake fee for first visits only. On November 5th, you can pay as little as $10 for a return visit, and as little as $15 for a first visit. Pay what works for you on our sliding scale, no questions asked. Please note that you must pay with cash or card in the clinic on November 5, 2019 to get this special offer!

Button says Book Now

Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.

October Offer: $15 treatments for POCA members

Will you join us?

group of students in front of map of North America showing many POCA clinics
“POCA Tech students come from all over the country to study liberation acupuncture in Portland, Oregon” – Janis Aura, photo from 2018

If you appreciate having Boston Acupuncture Project in your neighborhood, consider joining POCA, the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture. POCA is a multi-stakeholder cooperative of patients, providers, clinics, and organizations working together to increase accessibility to and availability of affordable group acupuncture treatments.

Boston Acupuncture Project wouldn’t be here without our co-op. That’s why we’re saying “thank you!” in October by offering $15 treatments for all new and current POCA members, all month long.

Annual Dues

Photo by Justine Myers, Lic.Ac., Acupuncture Together; see blog post “Increasing Access to Another Safe and Effective Treatment for Addiction in Massachusetts

POCA dues for community members are on a sliding scale from $25 – $100 per year. You decide what to pay. Just like our treatments, membership is the same no matter what you pay on the sliding scale. Your dues fund projects like:

A POCA membership is an opportunity for you to help others receive care, while also benefiting yourself and your loved ones with some great perks.

Membership Benefits

Orange POCA logo showing recliner outlined in white with white words that say POCA People's Organizatio of Community Acupuncture
POCA logo: People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture, pocacoop.com

A POCA membership can pay for itself in a few treatments. Benefits include:

Plus, Boston Acupuncture Project runs POCA member specials in May and October.

As POCA members we are creating jobs, creating community, and creating a healthier future for everyone. We hope you will join us. To sign up for a membership go to: https://www.pocacoop.com/join-page

If you have any questions please check out POCA’s website (pocacoop.com), or ask your acupuncturist how much POCA means to them!

TaiJi-QiGong Classes offered Thursdays fall 2019

Boston Acupuncture Project hosts TaiJi-QiGong classes taught by instructor Paula Reardon-Webster. Since this is a new location for our instructor, we are welcoming new participants in each class! These classes are appropriate for both new and experienced practitioners. Classes are Thursday evenings, 6:00-7:00pm, at 74 Fairmount Avenue, Hyde Park, MA 02136.

QiGong and TaiJi cultivate health, strength, and energy

Qigong integrates physical postures, breathing techniques, meditation and focused intentions, also incorporating Taiji form (Chen Style) movement in this evidence-based program. These static & moving postures strengthen the lower body, improve functional balance, and provide many other holistic benefits.

The Instructor

Paula Reardon-Webster is an Evidence Based Qigong & Taiji Instructor, T.A. for the Center for Taiji Studies, M.A. Mindfulness Studies Lesley University, RYT200 yoga and Yin Yoga instructor. For more about Paula’s offerings and background, please visit her website: https://www.thenowpoint.com/

Don’t Wait – Register Now

Space is limited! Advance registration is strongly recommended.

Click the Register Now button below,
scroll down to the calendar,
and click your desired date to register.

Button: Register Now

Each class is $20. Pay online OR when you arrive for class.

Questions about PAYMENT or VENUE? Contact Ren: contact@bostonacupunctureproject.org or 617-506-3868

Questions about class content? Contact Paula: atthenowpoint@gmail.com

TaiJi-QiGong Class Series Offered in Fall 2019

Boston Acupuncture Project announces our first-ever class series, bringing QiGong and TaiChi (aka Taiji) taught by instructor Paula Reardon-Webster to Hyde Park. This 6-week series is appropriate for both new and experienced practitioners. Classes are Thursday evenings, 6:00-7:00pm, beginning September 19, 2019 at Boston Acupuncture Project’s Hyde Park location (74 Fairmount Ave).

QiGong and TaiJi cultivate health, strength, and energy

Qigong integrates physical postures, breathing techniques, meditation and focused intentions, also incorporating Taiji form (Chen Style) movement in this evidence-based program. These static & moving postures strengthen the lower body, improve functional balance, and provide many other holistic benefits.

The Instructor

Paula Reardon-Webster is an Evidence Based Qigong & Taiji Instructor, T.A. for the Center for Taiji Studies, M.A. Mindfulness Studies Lesley University, RYT200 yoga and Yin Yoga instructor. For more about Paula’s offerings and background, please visit her website: https://www.thenowpoint.com/

Don’t Wait – Register Now

Space is very limited! You are welcome to attend the first class if you are not sure about signing up for the 6-week series. Cost is only $100 for the entire series. 

Click the Register Now button below,
scroll down to the calendar,
click Sept. 19,
then select “recurring” to sign up for all 6 weeks:
Sept. 19, Sept. 26, Oct. 10, 17, 24, and Nov. 7.

Button: Register Now


(The scheduler will tell you you’re signing up for 8 weeks –
that’s because we are skipping 2 weeks.
Just sign up for all 8 weeks – you will see that 2 are crossed out – and select “pay later.”
Then click the payment button below
or come into the clinic to pay $100 for all 6 weeks.)

Button: Pay Now


Questions about PAYMENT or VENUE? Contact Ren: contact@bostonacupunctureproject.org or 617-506-3868

Questions about class content? Contact Paula: atthenowpoint@gmail.com

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