Educators discount in April 2021

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Educators: we really believe you can hold it together until the end of the school year.

And acupuncture can help.

We’re posting this special BEFORE April Fool’s Day, because this occupational special is no joke. All educators* can get 20% off on up to 3 treatments per person at Boston Acupuncture Project this month.

First Visits for $28 (regularly $35-$65 sliding scale)
Return Visits for $20 (regularly $25-$55 sliding scale)

How to use the special: just let us know you’re an educator* when you fill out your intake form, or come in for your return visit.

*Educators = anyone who works at
🏫 Public or private pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools
👨‍👩‍👦 Childcare centers and Head Start programs
📚 Any other organization providing education or support in a school or childcare setting!

Share this with someone who could use the discount!

New to Boston Acupuncture Project? Read about our new patient process by clicking here.

Acupuncture For Allergies

Hi everyone, Ren here with a PSA about acupuncture for seasonal and environmental allergies.

Personally, I used to be one of those people who could not go anywhere without a packet of tissues. Since I was a kid, my eyes would swell up and my nose would be stuffy at the slightest environmental allergen. It wasn’t until I started getting regular acupuncture in my twenties that I realized life could be different for me!

If you’re interested in having a better Spring (or Autumn) this year, try getting a series of acupuncture treatments in the season leading up to your worst allergic time.

Based on your exact symptom picture, your acupuncturist will recommend a treatment plan for you. Regular acupuncture treatment really can make a huge difference. Acupuncture also works great alongside other treatments, so it’s not like you need to give up your allergy meds cold turkey or anything.

But don’t take my word for it. Here are a few studies showing acupuncture’s effectiveness for allergic rhinitis (basically, seasonal and environmental allergies):

Affordable acupuncture means you don’t have to suffer! Book an appointment today.

(If this will be your first visit, please note that we are doing tele-health intakes until further notice, so please make a tele-health intake appointment first! Our New Patient Process explainer is here.)

Keeping Our Doors Open – How You Can Help

Community acupuncture would not exist without you, and your participation.

Headline in purple: How Community Acupuncture Works. Top box in orange says: 1 acupuncturist, 1 patient, $120. Image shows acupuncturist with pale skin and gray hair next to one head/torso representing one patient. Middle box in Blue says: 1 acupuncturist, 2 to 4 patients, $30 to $60. Image shows acupuncturist with dark brown skin and black hair with 3 heads/torsos representing 3 patients. Bottom box in green says: 1 acupuncturist, 5 to 8 patients, $15 to $25. Image shows acupuncturist with brown skin and brown hair with 6 heads/torsos representing 6 patients.

Boston Acupuncture Project works to make acupuncture more affordable and accessible, so we can make a difference in people’s lives! But we need your help. The way we keep our prices low is by giving a LOT of treatments.

Telling others about Boston Acupuncture Project is the #1 most helpful thing you can do to help us stay open. (After making sure you get enough acupuncture yourself, of course.)

Here are a few other things you can do to help:

  • Tell your other health care providers how acupuncture is making a difference for you. (We want them to send more patients here.)
  • Give BAP a good review online, to tell the world about why they should come here for acupuncture!
  • Share our posts on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. (Yes, it makes a difference!)
  • Bring your own blanket(s) to your treatment to help us save on laundry time and money.
  • Pay for your treatments with cash, if you have the means.
  • Throw in a few extra dollars if you pay with a credit card. (Every credit card payment sends a slice of that money to the processing company.)
  • Slide up the scale – but only if you’re able to do this and still get enough treatments to feel better. If you’re paying online, consider buying yourself “gift certificates” of $30 or $40 per treatment.
  • Make a one-time or recurring donation to Boston Acupuncture Project – these general donations will help us cover rent, electricity, supplies, and other basic expenses.
  • If you have pre-paid treatments you’re not using, consider letting us know you want to Pay It Forward
  • Let your family and friends know that acupuncture can help them just like it’s helped you. You can even book a Bubble Block appointment to come in all together.
  • Come in for acupuncture! Don’t forget about how great you feel with regular acupuncture treatments.

Thank you for participating in community acupuncture!

January 2021 special offers

New Year, New Patient Special: $21 for 2021

For January 2021 we’re offering a New Patient Special: your first visit with us is only $21 when you pay with cash in the clinic after your treatment.

This special is only good for the month of January 2021. So make your tele-health intake appointment online, or text or call 617-506-3868 to get the ball rolling on a fabulous new year! Click here to read more about our New Patient Process.

Massage Discount With Acupuncture Treatment

Our friends at 4 Corners Yoga + Wellness are offering $20 off a full-priced massage of 60+ minutes, when you come in for an acupuncture treatment at Boston Acupuncture Project! This offer is now extended through Feb. 28, 2021.

Left hand side of image shows massage therapist in 4 Corners Yoga + Wellness T-shirt massaging someone's leg. Right hand side of image shows  someone in a recliner getting acupuncture with the camera focused on a hand with a needle in it; Boston Acupuncture Project logo over the recliner. Banner at bottom says Massage + acupuncture!!! The word EXTENDED is in yellow across the image.

Massage & acupuncture work so well together. Why?

  • Even one acupuncture treatment may start to reduce an area of radiating or referring pain, so a massage therapist can spend more time focusing on where the pain is really coming from.
  • Getting acupuncture before massage can help reduce your pain and get you into relaxation mode, so that your massage therapist can spend more time on the therapeutic part of the massage – or you can just enjoy it more!
  • Getting acupuncture after a massage can help the results of the massage “stick” better – your muscles can stay more relaxed, your range of motion improved, etc. for much longer when these two are combined.

So book your appointment at Boston Acupuncture Project today – use our online scheduler (just click here) or call or text 617-506-3868 if you don’t see a time that works for you. Please remember that NEW patients need a brief tele-health consultation before a first in-person visit!

Our New Patient Process

Pastel boxes going left to right with icons labeled 1-4. 1 is blue and has icon of phone and computer. 2 is green and has icon of fingers typing. 3 is yellow and has icon of person and video camera in phone. 4 is pink and has recliner.

Are you new to Boston Acupuncture Project? Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here and we look forward to being your partner in health.

Here’s how our New Patient process works:

Blue box that says New Patient Process Step 1: Book your telehealth consult. Icons of phone and laptop. Text says: book online, call, or text 617-506-3868!
Just get in touch. We do have some times on the online scheduler, but really, feel free to give a call or a text. We can book your first in-person visit at the same time.
Green box says New Patient Process Step 2: fill out paperwork. The link is in your confirmation email! Icons of smartphone and hands typing on keyboard.
(We also know not EVERYONE has email. Just let us know when you call so we can figure something out.)
Yellow Square says New Patient Process Step 3: Have your telehealth consult. We prefer Zoom or Doxy - but can do phone, too!
After your acupuncturist reviews your Health History and Consent forms, you will meet virtually to talk about your health concerns, and what to expect at your first visit.
Pink box says New Patient Process Step 4: come in for acupuncture! Icon of recliner.
Finally, get your first treatment at Boston Acupuncture Project! Talk about your treatment plan and figure out when you’re coming back. You will be able to book all Return Visits online.

Gift Certificates & holiday hours

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Purchase a Self-Printed Gift Certificate

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


Order a Gift Certificate To Be Mailed

You can also fill out the form below to request a gift certificate, and we will send you an invoice to complete payment:


The clinic will be OPEN by appointment as usual on the following dates:

Thursday, December 24, 2020
Saturday, December 26, 2020

Thursday, December 31, 2020
Saturday, January 1, 2021


Hope to see you soon! Make an appointment online anytime.

Win Free Acupuncture in our Raffle

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Boston Acupuncture Project is planning ahead for SPRING! We want to get the most of the good weather surely coming our way with as much outdoor acupuncture as possible. Help us set the stage for success with a fundraising raffle. Drawing on: December 18, 2020

First prize: one MONTH of FREE acupuncture for one person

Second prize: one WEEK of FREE acupuncture for one person

Third prize: ONE FREE acupuncture treatment for one person.

Update: winners selected on Dec. 18, 2020 at 7pm! Winners notified by email and/or voicemail. Thanks to all our supporters!

Please share with your friends!

(They can always buy some tickets to support YOUR favorite local acupuncture clinic . . . . and give the prize to you.)

The drawing will be on Facebook Live – click here for the event.

Free DAy & Raffle To Celebrate 2 Years Open

Purple banner with Boston Acupuncture Project logo and large white heading that says FREE DAY AND RAFFLE. Subheading Celebrating 2 years in Hyde Park. Under that it says Save Your Spot Online for Saturday, November 28, 10am to 2pm. Photo on top of the banner shows the storefront at 74 Fairmount Ave, Hyde Park - a Victorian building in neutral colors with purple trim. Lower photo shows an acupuncturist treating a patient in a recliner while another patient reclines in the background. They are all wearing masks.

We’re celebrating the second anniversary of our Hyde Park community acupuncture clinic with a day of FREE acupuncture treatments on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 28, 2020! Appointments (and masks) required. First treatment begins at 10:00am, last treatment begins at 2:15pm, and doors close at 3:00pm. Click here to save your spot!

We will also kick off our Readiness Raffle, raising money to cover the costs of providing outdoor acupuncture this coming Spring.

This event is on Facebook: Free Day & Raffle to Celebrate 2 Years Open at Boston Acupuncture Project. Check it out and invite your friends!

State of the Clinic: to stay open, we need to raise prices.

Community acupuncture clinics (like us here at Boston Acupuncture Project!) work to keep care accessible, and we rely on many people paying a reasonable amount for every treatment to cover our expenses. That’s why we count on you to tell people in your life about Boston Acupuncture Project and how they should come here for acupuncture!

Part of being accessible means staying open. To do that right now, we have to raise prices. Our new sliding scale, starting Monday, November 16, will be $25 – $55 for return visits, plus a $10 intake fee for first visits only.

If this puts acupuncture out of your reach, please talk to your acupuncturist – we can almost always work something out. 

For the clinic’s health, Boston Acupuncture Project needs around 20 people a week to pay $25, 10 people a week to pay $35, and 5 people a week to pay $45. Right now (as of October 2020) we are averaging about 22 treatments per week, with an average payment of about $22 per treatment.

Overall, we need to increase the number of people getting acupuncture here, and also the average payment per treatment, so that the clinic can stick around for years to come.

Headline in purple: How Community Acupuncture Works. Top box in orange says: 1 acupuncturist, 1 patient, $120. Image shows acupuncturist with pale skin and gray hair next to one head/torso representing one patient. Middle box in Blue says: 1 acupuncturist, 2 to 4 patients, $30 to $60. Image shows acupuncturist with dark brown skin and black hair with 3 heads/torsos representing 3 patients. Bottom box in green says: 1 acupuncturist, 5 to 8 patients, $15 to $25. Image shows acupuncturist with brown skin and brown hair with 6 heads/torsos representing 6 patients.
Thanks to Shanell Rodriguez of Boise Acupuncture Coop for this image of How Community Acupuncture Works. When an acupunk treats more people per hour, each of those people can pay less for their treatment, while keeping the acupuncture practice sustainable and available for everyone.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Socktober special

UPDATE: we are extending our sock drive until November 7, 2020.

This month, BAP collects new, white socks for patients at the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.

When you bring in a NEW (unworn, unopened) package or pair of white socks, you can get a return visit for just $10, or a new patient visit for only $15.

Make your payment in the clinic with cash or card, and bring the socks with you when you come in for treatment. White crew socks are the #1 recommended type of sock (as pictured below).

Stock photo of Hanes white Cushion Crew socks
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