Acupuncture at BAP
We are so excited to be offering in-person acupuncture again! If you're new to BAP or community acupuncture, make sure to read "Community Acupuncture" to learn more about how we treat in a group setting. Please carefully read through ALL of the information below. We have made a lot of changes to keep our employees and patients as safe as possible. Thank you!
Please follow these rules.
Arrive wearing your mask. Masks are required at all times in the clinic.
Arrive fed and hydrated. We no longer provide snacks or water.
Pay online using our new system, "Jane", or come with a pre-written check. No cash at this time.
Our new cancellation window is 24 hours. If you need to cancel, please give us 24 hours notice. For less than 24 hours notice please email us at email@example.com. If you are cancelling because you are sick, the cancellation fee will be waived (late cancellation/no show fee is $30 and will be charged to your card on file).
Staff are masked and all patients and visitors are required to wear masks over their nose and mouth when entering the building and during the duration of their visit at BAP regardless of vaccine status. Masks must be N95 or KN95; or if wearing a cloth mask, double-up with a surgical mask. Masks can not have valves. Make sure your mask fits snuggly around your face.
Patients are required to bring their own masks because BAP can not guarantee a consistent supply and because patients would have to enter the clinic without a mask were they to rely on us to provide them. If you are unable to wear a mask due to medical reasons, are coughing or sneezing for any reason, or are booking for a child who can not wear a mask, please book a Telehealth session.
KNOW THE RED FLAG SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19
If you have any of the following symptoms do not come to BAP. Please call your doctor.
fever, chills, chills with shaking
runny, congested nose
cough, shortness of breath
muscle pain, body aches
recent loss of smell or taste
recent fatigue or weakness
recent nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Until further notice, we can not give you acupuncture if you have any of the above symptoms. Even if you are congested or sneezing from allergies or coughing from a non-contagious condition like asthma. If you have active allergies, consider booking a telehealth session where we can give you acupressure tools for at-home use and herbal recommendations. Thank you for your understanding.
At Berkeley Acupuncture Project, patients remain fully clothed in reclining chairs. Needles are placed in arms, hands, legs, feet, ears, and head. You may be surprised to learn that we can treat back pain by doing acupuncture in hands or feet, or shoulder pain by treating the knee. It works! We have successfully treated thousands of people using these traditional methods. For more information see our FAQs page.
More on How We Treat
We are offering modified group acupuncture services. We will cap our hourly capacity at 4 patients per hour as we conduct our COVID-19 safety protocols. Our group room is 1,300 sqft with high ceilings and medical grade air purifiers. Treatment time is limited to 45 - 50 minute (as chair availability allows).
Sliding scale: $30-$50
Thank you for your flexibility, patience, and understanding.
Our systems will evolve as circumstances around the pandemic change.
We appreciate your willingness to adapt with us!