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:

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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!

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Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.

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.

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(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.)

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

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

Labor Day Weekend 2019 News

Andrew Cheever substitutes on Saturday, Aug. 31

Andrew Cheever sits in a chair and smiles. He is a white man with short brown hair and a trim brown beard.
Andrew Cheever, LicAc

Licensed Acupuncturist Andrew Cheever usually practices at Open Space Community Acupuncture in Somerville, MA – another POCA clinic – and also treats problem substance use at Fenway Community Health Center’s acupuncture program.

On Saturday, August 31, Andrew offers appointments at Boston Acupuncture Project from 10am-2pm. You can book online with Andrew by clicking here, or read more about Andrew on BAP’s website or on OSCA’s staff page.

Free Sample Treatments at Roslindale Farmers Market

Oren “Ren” Pilinger, LicAc, offers free sample treatments at nearby Roslindale Farmers Market on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9am-1pm as Boston Acupuncture Project visits the Market for one last time in summer 2019. This event is also on Facebook – click here to view it and invite your friends.

Clinic Closed Monday, September 2, 2019

Boston Acupuncture Project’s Hyde Park clinic closes for Labor Day on Monday, September 2, 2019 and re-opens Tuesday, September 3 to resume regular hours. Click here to make an appointment.

Farmers Market Visits

Every month this summer, Boston Acupuncture Project offers free sample acupuncture at a local farmer’s market. Here’s the travel schedule:

May Free Day and membership drive

MAY DAY FREE DAY WEdnesday, May 1, from 2-6pm at Boston Acupuncture Project, 74 Fairmount Ave, Hyde Park, MA 02136

May Day Free Day

Come celebrate May Day and kick off the May membership drive for the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA) with a FREE acupuncture treatment on Wednesday, May 1, from 2:00-6:00pm. Our May Day Free Day event is on our website (click here) and also on facebook (click here).

Ren treats Vitalis at BAP's kickoff event at 4 Corners Yoga + Wellness in Dorchester, MA
free treatment at BAP’s kickoff event in July 2017, hosted by 4 Corners Yoga + Wellness

Also known as International Workers Day, May Day is acknowledged worldwide as a commemoration of the social and economic achievements of the international labor movement. POCA Community Acupuncture clinics like Boston Acupuncture Project are social businesses dedicated to affordable healthcare.

Whether or not you have ever been to Boston Acupuncture Project, you can click here to reserve your May Day free treatment online or walk in from 2:00-6:00pm on Wednesday, May 1st, at 74 Fairmount Ave, Hyde Park, MA 02136.

UPDATE, 4/30/19: it is likely that no more appointments are available when you click the link. You can still stop by the day of, to see if we can squeeze you in – just in case someone does not show up to claim their spot. But we can’t guarantee this will happen. Thank you for your interest and understanding!

Walk-ins are always welcome as long as there is space – just wait for someone to greet you before going in past the waiting area.

Remember that acupuncture appointments through the end of May are 25% off for all POCA members. Find out more and join POCA at pocacoop.com/join-page

What’s POCA?

The People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA) is a multi-stakeholder cooperative working to make acupuncture available to as many people as possible. POCA members are acupuncturists, clinics, and – the largest membership group – patients/community members!

POCA members believe everybody should have access to the many benefits of community acupuncture. For that to happen, we need more acuPUNCturists (a.k.a. ‘punks’) in more places! That means a community acupuncture clinic in every town, everywhere.

green logo with recliner and words POCA People's Organization of Community Acupuncture

POCA works toward this goal by funding micro-loans for new clinics, running a fantastic, affordable community acupuncture school called POCA Tech, and supporting volunteers in many other projects promoting access to affordable group acupuncture.

Strength in Numbers

Boston Acupuncture Project, a clinic member of POCA, regularly provides acupuncture treatment for everybody on a sliding scale of $20-$40. With over 150 Community Acupuncture clinics across North America, thousands of individuals are expected to receive free services on May 1st.

In May, Boston Acupuncture Project participates in POCA’s Membership Drive. We wish everybody, everywhere who had an ache or a pain had a local acupuncture clinic to turn to, so we’re making that happen – and you can join us. This year’s theme is “More Punks in More Places”.

“POCA Tech students come from all over the country to study liberation acupuncture in Portland, Oregon” – Janis Aura, photo from 2018

A POCA membership is an opportunity for you to help others receive care, while also benefiting yourself. By paying once-a-year dues on a sliding scale from $25-$100, you directly support the creation of new community acupuncture clinics, and the graduation of more acu-punks from POCA Tech, so more people can get more acupuncture.

Just like our acupuncture treatments, POCA membership is the same no matter what you pay on the $25-$100 sliding scale. We appreciate any contribution you can make. To sign up for a membership go to: https://www.pocacoop.com/join-page

Membership Perks

A POCA membership can pay for itself in a few treatments, because perks include a free treatment on your birthday, 3 “free first treatment” coupons to share with loved ones, and having all new patient paperwork fees waived at any POCA Clinic (click for a map)!

Our new patient paperwork fee of $10 is always waived for all POCA members, but in May 2019, POCA members get 25% off all month long. That means you can pay just $15 for any acupuncture visit when you show your POCA membership card.

As POCA members we are creating jobs, creating community, and creating a healthier future for everyone. We hope you will join us. If you have any questions please check out POCA’s mission and vision at https://www.pocacoop.com/our-mission-and-vision, or ask your acupuncturist how much POCA means to them!

December 10: International Human Rights Day Fundraiser for City Life/Vida Urbana

This year, on International Human Rights Day, POCA clinics across North America are fundraising for local groups fighting for human rights in a variety of different ways.

Boston Acupuncture Project pledges 10% of our total income on Monday, December 10, 2018 to City Life/Vida Urbana. Come in and get an acupuncture treatment to help us make a significant donation to this organization doing important work in Massachusetts! (Click here to make your appointment now.)

City Life/Vida Urbana is a grassroots community organization committed to fighting for racial, social, and economic justice and gender equality by building working class power through direct action, coalition building, education and advocacy. Through organizing poor and working class people of diverse races and nationalities, City Life/Vida Urbana promotes individual empowerment, develops community leaders, and builds collective power to effect systemic change and transform society.

For over 45 years, City Life/Vida Urbana has organized communities against the forces that fuel displacement in our city. Read more on their website: http://www.clvu.org

Support housing justice while getting acupuncture by coming in on Monday, December 10. We encourage appointments, but walk-ins are very welcome, schedule permitting. Book online at http://bostonacupunctureproject.org/schedule/ or call us to claim your spot!