Acupuncture Outdoors in Summer 2022

Boston Acupuncture Project still offers Bubble Block appointments at the clinic during our regular clinic hours.

What is a “Bubble Block”?

Bubble Blocks reserve the clinic for one full hour, for up to 4 people. (Or just for yourself!)

The name comes from earlier in the pandemic, when many people were only interacting with others in their “bubble.”

Bubble Blocks cost $100 minimum – add $10 for each new (first-time) patient. Anyone new should fill out health history and consent forms before you arrive. 24 hours’ notice is required to cancel or reschedule a Bubble Block.

Outdoor Appointments

This summer, Bubble Blocks head outdoors – to your back yard!

Interested in hosting a Bubble Block at your outdoor location?

Call or text us at 617-506-3868 or fill out the Outdoor Acupuncture Appointment Request Form online (click here).

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.

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!

Gift Certificates & holiday hours

3 gift certificates on a fluffy red blanket

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.

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.

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