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!

Solidarity with Stop & Shop workers on strike

image of people holding signs edited from Mario Lopez on Pexels to say Free Acupuncture for Striking Stop & Shop workers at Boston Acupuncture Project 617-506-3868 74 Fairmount Ave, Hyde Park, MA 02136 through May 1, 2019 or til the strike ends if that's sooner.

UPDATE April 21, 2019: congrats to UCFW workers on a tentative contract agreement with Stop & Shop! Our offer (details below) is extended one week, through April 28, 2019.


Boston Acupuncture Project offers free acupuncture treatments to all Stop & Shop workers currently on strike in our community and across New England. Workers on strike are welcome to up to 3 free treatments per week through May 1, 2019 (or until the strike ends, if that’s sooner)! Just show your Stop & Shop name badge or UFCW membership card.

While we can’t do much to help with the uncertainty of being on strike, we want to offer a concrete opportunity for stress relief (plus treatment for anxiety, trauma, pain, and many other health concerns) at a very stressful time!

If you or someone you know is a Stop & Shop worker on strike, just make an appointment by clicking here or stop by when we’re open.

For an overview of what’s going on, you can read this article about the Stop & Shop strike from Uprise RI (click to open).

Some ways to support Stop & Shop workers on strike:
1. do not shop at Stop & Shop grocery stores while the strike is happening
2. bring water and food to striking workers on the picket line at your local Stop & Shop
3. sign this petition to tell Stop & Shop to listen to worker demands: bit.ly/supportSSworkers
4. give to the fund for striking Stop & Shop workers in need: https://www.gofundme.com/supportstopandshopworkers

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!