As a small offering of solidarity for those facing devastating violence, BAP hosts a fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 2-5 PM.
Come in for an acupuncture treatment during this event, and 100% of net proceeds from acupuncture treatments on this day (minus fees charged by our credit card processors) will be donated to Doctors Without Borders. (Click to donate directly.)
Today, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ended the mask requirement for healthcare facilities. Clinics such as Boston Acupuncture Project can choose to retain their own mask requirements and we have decided to do so.
Throughout the pandemic, our highest priority has been to keep staff and patients safe inside the clinic. Masking is a proven prevention tool in reducing the transmission of COVID-19. We want to protect all of our patients including but not limited to our most vulnerable—for example, people with respiratory conditions, autoimmune disorders, those who are receiving treatment for cancer including chemotherapy and our pregnant patients.
We will no longer be asking symptom screening questions before your visits – however, we still ask that youreschedule or cancel your appointment if you are feeling sick. We also ask that you reschedule or cancel if you are in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. You will never be charged for a late cancel or reschedule due to illness or exposure. Thank you for participating in community acupuncture!
Community acupuncture treatments at Boston Acupuncture Project (74 Fairmount Ave, Hyde Park) are “by donation” on Friday, January 27, 2023 with 50% of proceeds benefiting Hyde Park’s Racial Equity and Justice (REJ) Forum.
Partner: Racial Equity & Justice Forum of Hyde Park
The REJ Forum is a “series of structured and inclusive conversations about racial equity and justice, intended to deepen the ongoing discourse, and spark and fortify impactful action that result in equity and justice for all residents; the priority is the Hyde Park community and the reach is all of Boston.” Learn more on their website: https://westfhcommunity.org/racial-equity
Acupuncture is a natural, holistic treatment using sterile, single-use, hair-thin needles inserted into specific points on the body. Since acupuncture helps the body heal itself, it can be used for a wide variety of health challenges alongside conventional treatment, including pain relief, stress relief, and so much more. Most people find the treatments pleasant and relaxing.
Putting the “Community” in Community Acupuncture
Boston Acupuncture Project (BAP) provides individualized acupuncture treatments in a peaceful group setting, also known as “community acupuncture.”
BAP’s practitioners, all licensed by the Board of Registration in Medicine in Massachusetts, have provided acupuncture to over 950 individuals in the past 4 years. “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.”
In this spirit, BAP hosts monthly 4th Friday Fundraisers, partnering with local justice organizations, raising funds and awareness. (If you know an organization we shoulder partner with, please get in touch!)
Please join us!
Book your visit online at BostonAcupunctureProject.org or walk in from 4:00-6:00 PM on the 4th Friday of the month. Suggested donation: $20-$60.
Appointments are strongly recommended and face masks are required.
Our sliding scale has not changed. Boston Acupuncture Project builds community by providing widely accessible and affordable acupuncture. Boston Acupuncture Project is here for you – and thanks to you. But what does the sliding scale really mean?
We need to average $35 per visit.
We want to keep our sliding scale at $25-$55 for as long as possible. In order to continue to stay open and provide treatments, our clinic needs to average $35 per visit. (This assumes we’re averaging 40 visits per week.) This is a literal average – every dollar counts! But to keep it simple, let’s break it into 3 tiers:
Paying $45 or more helps us keep the low end of the sliding scale at $25, save for emergencies, and potentially even grow to have more open hours, more programs, and more staff.
Paying $35 helps sustain Boston Acupuncture Project financially. Thank you! This is the average payment we need to keep things running.
If you are only able to pay $25, thank you so much – please keep paying $25 per visit.
If you need to pay $25, we want you to pay $25.
No matter how much you pay, we want you to be able to get as much acupuncture as you need to see a real difference in your health concerns. Not only does your life improve, but then you can tell other people about how acupuncture helped you! And that helps us reach more new patients, and fulfill our mission.
So, if paying more than $25 would prevent you from getting as much acupuncture as you need, we do not want you to pay more than $25. We want you to get enough acupuncture. There are also plenty of ways you can help BAP keep our doors open that are not paying more on the sliding scale, if you’re interested!
In the past few months, over 150 community members received free holistic healing thanks to the Small Steps Healing Project, part of We Got Us. Boston Acupuncture Project had the opportunity to contribute to this work.
What is We Got Us? From their website: “The We Got Us Empowerment Project is a Boston-based collective of Black community members, health professional students, and allies dedicated to empowering our communities with education about medical racism, COVID-19, and the vaccine. We also seek to promote public health and to influence policy in order to help keep our communities safe and healthy.”
The Small Steps Healing Project, a community-based collaborative, aims to “increase access to acupuncture and holistic healing for the historically marginalized populations in Boston and beyond.” Harvard medical student Eana Meng named the project after Dr. Tolbert Small, physician to the Black Panthers and one of the first American doctors to practice acupuncture.
Eana and other Small Steps Healing Project volunteers organized eight pop up clinics around Boston, providing acupuncture, reiki, sound healing, and more – all free for the community.
Learning and Celebrating
This past Saturday, October 22, 2022, Eana arranged for Dr. Small to fly out and speak in Dorchester. We learned more about Dr. Small’s trail-blazing life and work as a Black physician and activist. It was wonderful to be there and an honor to meet Dr. Small.
Healers from around Boston
Check out the work of some of the other healers participating in the Small Steps Healing Project:
In July, BAP shows our support for everyone working for reproductive justice and abortion access with a 20% discount on all community acupuncture treatments*.
We know this is an especially stressful time for everyone involved in repro movements, whether that’s in a paid or volunteer capacity. Acupuncture is one way to care for yourself and help you get through stressful times.
First Visits for $28 (regularly $35-$65) Return Visits for $20 (regularly $25-$55)
How to use the special: when you come in for your treatment, just let us know you’re using the July special.
*treatments are regular community acupuncture treatments; this special does not apply to Bubble Blocks and cannot be combined with any other special offers. Thanks for understanding!
(Click image above for updated PDF version of this flyer.)
Keynote address: Segun Idowu, City of Boston Chief of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion
Mayoral Address: Michelle Wu, Mayor of Boston
Special Honoree: Kim Janey, Former Mayor of Boston
Mistresses of Ceremonies: City Councilors Ruthzee Louijeune and Julia Mejia
Speaker: Conan Harris, CEO/Founder at Conan Harris & Associates
Featured Ceremony Openers:Brandy Fluker Oakley State Representative 12th Suffolk District
Rob Consalvo State Representative 12th Suffolk District
Ricardo Arroyo City Councilor District 5
Tanisha Sullivan President Boston Branch, NAACP
Invited Speaker: Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley
Special guests: The 54th Regiment Company B
• Group Paint Party
• African Dance Lessons
• Chicago Step Lessons
• Relax Now- 5-minute Massages
• Bouncy House – Menino YMCA
• Children’s Activities – Field games
• Drumming Lessons
• Kids Storytelling and Free Book Giveaway
• Kidogo Kids Paint Kits
• Family Photo Booth
• Hourly Giveaways
• Roosevelt School Student performances
Food Samples from:
• Zaz Restaurant
• Las Columbias
• Fair Nutrition Smoothies
• Gourmet Fish
• Park 54 Restaurant
• Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream
• Manyi Juices
• Cappy’s Pizza
• Effies cookies
• Shaws Supermarket
Exhibits & Vendors
• Dress with Confidence (African Clothing)
• The Switch Coop (African Inspired Art pieces)
• We Grow Microgreens
• Intriguing Hair (Black Hair accessories)
• HP Historical Society
• Keep Hyde Park Beautiful
• Lady Dye Yarns
• My Crown Speaks Exhibit/Sales
• And more!
Free Swag Bags!
Pre-event Activities: June 18- 8:45 am – Yoga For All and Group Weight Training Register here: https://bit.ly/Junejoyhp
Rockland Trust Bank
Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture
Coalition for a Resilient and Inclusive Waterfron
Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
Insight Realty Group
New England Aquarium
Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau
(This may not be a complete list of sponsors!)
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture and the City of Boston.
From the recent racially motivated shooting in Buffalo, NY to the astronomical increase in anti-Asian hate crimes over the past two years, many in our community are feeling impacted by racist violence.
This week, BAP offers free stress relief acupuncture treatments on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for anyone feeling impacted.