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 Shannell 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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In-person acupuncture is back!

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

We are so excited to get back to the clinic! Starting June 15, 2020 you can visit Boston Acupuncture Project for community acupuncture, in person. Visits are by appointment only, so please schedule online or call us at 617-506-3868 to book a time.

Changes for Safety

We have made a lot of changes for your safety, and have extensive new protocols that you can read in detail. Here is a quick summary of what you need to know before your first visit:

  • Masks: bring one! Everyone in the clinic must wear a mask at all times, covering mouth AND nose. Valve-type masks do not count.
  • Screening: check your reminder email for questions. Please stay home if you feel sick!
  • New Patient Intakes (a.k.a. most of the talking parts of a First Visit) will be via tele-health.
  • Waiting: please wait outside the clinic until your appointment time. If you need to come in early to use the restroom, please wait in the waiting room until we let you know the restroom is available.
  • Physical distancing: one person at a time, please – one helper is OK if needed, just let us know before you come in.
  • Hand hygiene: use hand sanitizer when you enter, and after handling cash.
  • Payment: pre-pay online when you can! Cash (exact change only) in the payment box is great too. HSA/FSA cards are accepted in the clinic, not online.
  • BYOB (Bring Your Own Blanket): we’re going to have a LOT more laundry to do, so if you can bring a clean blanket with you, go for it.
  • No More Self-Serve: water and ear plugs available upon request, but please step outside if you need to pull your mask down.
  • It’s still going to be great! We realize that there are a lot of changes. The good news is that our mission to provide a peaceful healing place for everyone remains the same. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Tele-health still available

We are still providing tele-health consultations for both acu-pressure and herbal medicine (for existing patients only).

With an acu-pressure consultation we will discuss your health concerns and guide you through using specific acu-pressure points to support your health.

For herbal medicine consultations, we will discuss your health concerns, and then prescribe herbal remedies based on Traditional Chinese Medicine pattern diagnosis. Herbal remedies will be delivered directly from one of our suppliers to your home. Payment for herbal remedies is in addition to the cost of the consultation, but we try to keep everything as affordable as possible.

All tele-health appointments can be made online, but you can also call for additional times. Thank you for participating in community acupuncture!

Virtual doors open as our physical doors remain closed

Online Acu-Pressure Classes

We are offering our first ever ONLINE CLASS this Thursday, April 2nd: Acu-Pressure for Headaches and Eye Strain, taught by Oren “Ren” Pilinger, Licensed Acupuncturist.

Maybe you are on the computer a LOT more these days. Or maybe you have used acupuncture to manage headaches for a long time, and are looking for other helpful ideas. This class should have something for everyone: Ren plans to tailor the class content to who shows up, and what you want to learn about this topic!

Sign up for the online class, Acupressure for Headache and Eye Strain, by clicking this link.

If there is another class you would be interested in taking, please let us know!

Herbal Medicine Consultations

Aside from acupuncture, Ren is licensed to administer Chinese herbal medicine. This approach to herbal remedies uses the same ideas of Traditional Chinese Medicine as acupuncture treatments, but with plants instead of points.

Herbal formulas can be custom-made for each person and what they are dealing with at each moment in time. If you are an existing patient at Boston Acupuncture Project, you can click here to schedule an online consultation with Ren about Chinese herbal medicine. Any herbal formulas will be shipped to you directly.

Other ways to support us

We do hope to open our physical doors soon! All pre-paid packages for acupuncture treatment never expire. Gift certificates and packages are still available for purchase on our website. You can also support Boston Acupuncture Project with a donation to help us cover expenses during this closure.

Don’t forget to keep in touch on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – or just email or text. We miss seeing you all IRL (in real life). Thank you for your understanding and support!

2-for-1 bring-a-buddy special in feb 2020

BAP offers 2-for-1 treatments for the ENTIRE MONTH of February 2020.

When you make 2 appointments for you and a friend, right next to each other, on the same day, 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 all regular community acupuncture hours in February 2020, specifically the following dates: Feb. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, and 29, in the year 2020.

New Year, New Patient Special!

Boston Acupuncture Project welcomes the new year with a New Patient Special for the entire month of January 2020: just $10 for a first visit.

First visits include an intake, where we talk about health concerns, as well as an acupuncture treatment. Usually first visits cost $30-$50 sliding scale. Return visits cost $20-$40 sliding scale. What you pay on the scale is up to you, no questions asked.

The fine print: this offer is only for first time, new patients who have never had an intake at Boston Acupuncture Project; it can only be used in the month of January 2020 and cannot be combined with any other package, special, or discount; only one per person.

This is a great chance to try acupuncture, or introduce your loved ones to acupuncture, or try out a new acupuncture clinic. (That would be Boston Acupuncture Project at 74 Fairmount Ave, Hyde Park, MA 02136.) Click here to make an appointment online now, or give us a call or a text: 617-506-3868

You can also walk in for a treatment during our regular hours, which start again on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Appointments available:

Monday 3:00pm-6:00pm (doors close at 7:00pm)
Tuesday 9:00am-12:00pm (doors close at 1:00pm)
Wednesday 3:00pm-6:00pm (doors close at 7:00pm)
Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm (doors close at 1:00pm)
&
Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm (doors close at 3:00pm).

Thanks for reading and hope to see you soon!

Gift Certificates available

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

Come in whenever we’re open (click for hours) to buy a gift certificate in person or 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.

You can also scroll down in this blog post to see our special offer packages.

The clinic will be closed from December 25, 2019 – January 1, 2020 so we hope to see you soon! We plan to re-open January 2, 2020 with regular hours. Make an appointment online anytime.

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.

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