Christine Rose, co-Founder of 4 Corners Yoga + Wellness, Joins Board of Directors

Boston Acupuncture Project (BAP) welcomes Christine Rose to its Board of Directors.

Christine Rose is co-founder and owner of 4 Corners Yoga + Wellness in Dorchester and the founder and owner of Imani Massage in Jamaica Plain.

A graduate of Boston University, Christine’s professional career spans the food service industry, financial services, service-based businesses, and the not-for-profit sector. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and volunteers on the Membership Experience Committee. She is also a member of the Dorchester Food Coop and volunteers regularly. Her volunteering and community leadership have taken her from Big Sisters, to Hebrew Senior Life Nursing Home, to serving on the Board of Directors at educational non-profit Abraham’s Tent. And now, Christine joins us at BAP.

In her words: “As a wellness practitioner, I believe in all complementary modalities to help affect change in the mind, body, and spirit. I also believe whole-heartedly in accessibility. I love that BAP is located in an adjacent neighborhood to me.”

Christine brings her entrepreneurial brilliance and passion for helping people to BAP, connecting two welcoming wellness organizations in Boston.

Boston Acupuncture Project, Inc. (BAP) builds community by providing widely accessible and affordable acupuncture in a community (group) setting and other forms of holistic health care. Regular access to acupuncture can help manage chronic illness, relieve pain, and resolve acute conditions. 

In its 3 years open, BAP has given over 3,800 community acupuncture treatments to over 690 of our neighbors. Treatments are offered 5 days a week at 74 Fairmount Ave, Hyde Park, MA 02136. For more information and to book an appointment, please visit: www.BostonAcupunctureProject.org

Updated Mask Requirements

Man puts on a surgical face mask.

As NPR put it: “With omicron, you need a mask that means business.” 

If you come in with a cloth mask, we will now ask you to put on a surgical mask. (Surgical under cloth is OK.)

Acceptable Masks:

  • 3-ply surgical
  • KN95
  • KF94
  • N95 (no valves)

Got only cloth masks? Please look into getting a better mask!

Some sources:

Watch out for fakes – click here for advice about that from the CDC.

We are doing this to keep you as safe as possible while providing affordable, effective community acupuncture!

Thank you for your participation.

Attention B-Local App users

Boston Points Expire on December 31, 2021

If you’ve been using the B-Local app, and you have Boston Points, use them by the end of 2021! As the year ends, so does the pilot phase of B-Local.

The pilot program was funded by the federal CARES Act, which expires at the end of this year. All pilot phase Boston Points expire on 12/31/2021 and your balance will go back to zero.

Use Your Points at Boston Acupuncture Project

You can use your Boston Points to purchase acupuncture treatments NOW, even if you can’t use the treatments until 2022.

It’s easy: just order yourself a gift certificate.

How To Redeem Your Boston Points

What’s Next?

We’ll find out! In the meantime, continue to use the B-local app to discover new local businesses across Boston.

December 2021 Special: 20% off a Return Visit* when you Bring Your Own Blanket

We love keeping people cozy when they’re here for acupuncture! So help us help you by bringing your own blankets.

When you bring your own blankets in December 2021, you can pay just $20 for a treatment* (add $10 for first visits).

What should I actually bring?

We recommend packing a clean, reusable shopping bag with a light fleece throw blanket (or two, or three). You can also add a large towel or small pillow which goes on your lap to hold the blanket above any pins that might be placed in your lower legs.

(If you don’t know, that is how we keep people cozy here: personalized blanket forts.)

Photo by TDM Photography.

Why should I bring my own blanket?

We don’t want to get rid of our blankets – but the time and cost of doing laundry, with pandemic precautions, in the winter, may become unsustainable. Please help us out by bringing your own.

The fine print

*This special applies only to regular community acupuncture treatments – not Bubble Blocks – in the month of December 2021. This special cannot be combined with any other offers, specials, or coupons.

Masks and appointments are required. Please see our COVID-19 precautions for more information.

The clinic will be closed the last week in December, so book online soon!

November 2021 Special Offers

Our sliding scale prices of $25-$55 per treatment are already very affordable compared to most. But we like to do something special for our anniversary. BAP celebrates 3 years open in Hyde Park this month! So we present:

3 ways to get a free or discounted treatment

Wear Swag

Wear your Boston Acupuncture Project T-shirt or hoodie to the clinic to get one free treatment* in November 2021. T-shirts and hoodies are available for purchase online through the end of the month – visit our campaign on Bonfire and buy yours now.

purple v-neck t-shirt, orange pullover hoodie, and blue unisex t-shirt that say I nap with my neighbors at Boston Acupuncture Project

Join P.O.C.A.

Current members of the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture get $20 treatments* all month long plus a free treatment* the week of your birthday. You can join for just $25 a year, Visit POCAcoop.com for more information.

Row of patients reclining to get acupuncture at BAP with POCA logo

Use B-Local

Pay with Boston Points on the B-Local App and you can get a treatment* for just 20 Boston Points in the month of November. Read more about the B-Local App on our website, or download from the App Store or Google Play.

B-Local App from the City of Boston. Earn Points. Support Local Businesses. Hand holding phone showing app.

*All discounts apply to regular community acupuncture treatments only. These discounts do not apply to Bubble Blocks and cannot be combined with any other coupons or special offers. Thanks for understanding!

Your Gifts to BAP Are Tax Deductible

Expanded tax benefits mean you have even more opportunities to make a tax deductible gift in 2021! A charitable gift of up to $300 can now be deducted from your taxable income, which means you can give back while paying less.

Boston Acupuncture Project is a non-profit corporation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code.

Our mission is to provide affordable and accessible acupuncture in a group setting, Chinese herbal medicine, and other forms of holistic healthcare. By offering relief from pain, stress, and isolation, we aim to contribute to the well-being of individual people, and the strength of our community as a whole.

To give online, please click the button below:

Donate Button with Credit Cards


To give by check, please send to:

Boston Acupuncture Project, Inc.
74 Fairmount Ave
Hyde Park, MA 02136


In 2021, the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act permits increased tax breaks for charitable donations:
• If you take the standard deduction, the Act allows for an “above the line” charitable deduction of $300 for individuals and $600 for couples filing jointly for cash charitable contributions made during 2021.
• If you itemize your deductions, you can claim a charitable deduction for up to 100% of your adjusted gross income for cash charitable contributions made during 2021.

For more information, please visit:
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/expanded-tax-benefits-help-individuals-and-businesses-give-to-charity-during-2021-deductions-up-to-600-available-for-cash-donations-by-non-itemizers

Bring A Buddy Special is Oct. 12-18, 2021

Cartoon bear decorates cartoon fox with autumn leaves on green background. Heading says Bring A Buddy Special Oct. 12-18 with Boston Acupuncture Project logo.

When you bring a buddy with you to Boston Acupuncture Project (74 Fairmount Ave, Hyde Park) you each get 20% off our regular sliding scale, only from Tuesday, October 12 until Monday, October 18, 2021.

So how much is it?

2 brand new patients: each pay $28, or $56 together

2 returning patients: each pay $20, or $40 together

1 new and 1 returning: $28 + $20 = $48 together

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 need to fill out paperwork).

3. Say “we’re here for the Bring A Buddy special!”

4. Get your acupuncture treatments.

5. Pay in the clinic with cash, card, or Boston Points!

Make your appointments online at https://bostonacupunctureproject.org/schedule/ or give us a call or text 617-506-3868

The fine print!

*This special applies to all regular community acupuncture hours from Tuesday, October 12, 2021 through Monday, October 18, 2021. This special cannot be combined with any other offers or coupons, and does not apply to Bubble Block appointments.

Swag Alert: T-shirts are here

purple v-neck t-shirt, orange pullover hoodie, and blue unisex t-shirt that say I nap with my neighbors at Boston Acupuncture Project

It’s almost BAP’s 3rd birthday! Show the clinic some love by purchasing your very own “I nap with my neighbors at Boston Acupuncture Project” T-shirt or hoodie through our fundraising partner, Bonfire (sizes XS-4XL). Click the button below to see all your options!

Women’s slim fit T-shirts and youth sizes are now available.

Thanks for your support!

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!

B-Local App from the City of Boston. Earn Points. Support Local Businesses. Hand holding phone showing app.

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!

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