Big News: First Visits Are easy Again

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

For the past year, our New Patient Process has involved a tele-health intake followed by an in-person visit.

As of June 2021, tele-health visits are optional! NEW patients can book a first visit, online or by phone, and come to the clinic in person to get acupuncture right away.

For those who need a more in-depth, intensive discussion of their health concerns, we recommend still booking a tele-health intake.

With The B_Local App you can get rewarded for getting acupuncture!

Boston Acupuncture Project has joined the B-Local app from the City of Boston!

Here is how to get rewarded for every $ you spend at Boston Acupuncture Project (and other participating local businesses):
1. Download the app (in the App Store or Google Play)
2. Confirm your phone and email
3. Link a credit or debit card
4. Join all the offers within the app 
5. Use your linked card to pay for treatments – earning Boston Points every time. (You can earn points at any participating small business in Boston!)
6. Redeem your points at Boston Acupuncture Project (or any redeeming business).

<— This is a preview of what you will see when you download the app (click play for a quick walk through).

After you fill out your information, link a card and then join offers!

It’s absolutely free – for you, and for participating businesses. Start earning rewards today:

  • Download app
  • Link card(s)
  • Join offers
  • Use linked cards at participating businesses
  • Earn rewards (Boston Points)
  • Redeem Boston Points at redeeming businesses.

Boston Acupuncture Project is both a participating AND redeeming business.

That means that, when you pay for 5 acupuncture treatments with your enrolled card, you will earn enough Boston Points to pay for your 6th treatment. What a great way to get more acupuncture!

If you are already using a credit/debit card at local businesses, why not get rewarded?!

Click here to learn more, and please let us know if you have any questions about using the B-Local App!

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.

UPDATE AS OF JUNE 14, 2021: tele-health intakes are currently optional. New patients can come in and get acupuncture right away. Book your first visits online or by phone and come in for your intake AND first treatment in person.

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.

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