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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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”.
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
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 visitwhen 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!
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!
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
When you make 2 appointments for you and a friend, right next to each other, on the same day, between Feb. 14 and Feb. 24, 2019, 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 the following dates: Thursday, Feb. 14 Saturday, Feb. 16 Tuesday, Feb. 19 Wednesday, Feb. 20 Thursday, Feb. 21 Saturday, Feb. 23
We are closed Fridays, Sundays, and on Monday, Feb. 18.
Often acupuncture works best when you get a lot of treatments in a short period of time. Usually we recommend the minimum number of treatments that we think you will need, based on clinical experience – but sometimes even that amount of treatments seems like a LOT.
For example, quitting smoking – a popular new year’s resolution – often works best with acupuncture when you can come in several times every week for a few weeks!
So, in order to help support your new year’s resolutions, we’re offering a special all month of Unlimited Acupuncture Treatments. This package is good for 30 days from the date of purchase. Feel free to ask after your first treatment if this option could be right for you. Fine print is below!