In-Person Acupuncture

We are so excited to be offering in-person acupuncture again! If you're new to BAP or community acupuncture,  jump to "More on How We Treat" 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!

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In order to practice as safely as possible, we need you to follow these rules.

  • Please arrive 5 minutes early. All patients will be screened prior to entry into the clinic space. We are unable to accommodate late arrivals. No exceptions. Late arrivals will be considered no shows and charged a fee.

  • Arrive wearing your mask. Masks are to be worn at all times in the clinic. Please read our mask policy below.

  • Arrive fed and hydrated. We will no longer provide snacks or water.

  • Use the bathroom before arriving. Bathrooms are for urgent use only.

  • Pay online using our new system, "Jane", or come with a pre-written check. Cash payments are not accepted at this time. 

  • Book online. We no longer have reception and we need extra time for new safety protocols. Practitioners are not allowed to book for you. If you have trouble scheduling please email us at

  • 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 If you are cancelling because you are sick, the cancellation fee will be waived.

Mask Policy

All patients and visitors are required to either wear double masks (if surgical and/or cloth) or one N95 or KN95 without a valve over their nose and mouth when entering the building and during the duration of their visit at BAP. If your mask fits snuggly around your face, there's no need to double mask.
Masks must be:

  • commercially produced WITHOUT valves, or

  • home made with a minimum of TWO layers of fabric 


Bandanas, scarves , and gaiters are not acceptable. Patients arriving without masks will be turned away. 

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. However, we will provide extra surgical masks if you only have one. 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.


As always, our responsibility to you is to provide safe, effective, and compassionate care.


  • Staff are being screened daily prior to every shift.

  • We will be wearing masks and protective eye wear (face shields, safety goggles).

  • We will be disinfecting every chair and treatment area after each and every person. Additionally, all commonly touched surfaces will be disinfected regularly.

  • We have increased our ventilation and air purifiers.

  • We are staying up-to-date on the latest information regarding SARS-Cov-2, COVID-19 and how we can best keep you safe.



  • All treatment chairs are now zero gravity chairs (no recliners, aka "Lazy Boys")

  • You will be directed to your chair (rather than picking your own).

  • Treatment time is capped at 30-40 minutes. You can stay shorter if needed.

  • Absolutely no eating or drinking is allowed in the clinic. Please arrive fed and hydrated.

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  • Use the bathroom before you arrive. Bathrooms are for urgent use only.

  • In order to allow effective disinfecting, chairs are not covered with sheets.  Dress warmly. We are not providing blankets or pillows at this time. You are welcome to bring your own blankets.

  • We are now on a second floor. There is an elevator so if you have mobility issues or use a wheelchair, let us know in the "Notes" section when you book your appointment so that we can assist you with the elevator.

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

  • sore throat

  • 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. We simply can't have any coughing or sneezing in the presence of others at this time. 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.

Community Acupuncture​​ 
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 1,000 sqft with high ceilings and plenty of ventilation and air purifiers. Chairs are spaced 20 feet apart. Treatment time is limited to 30-40 minutes.

Sliding scale: $30-$50

More on How We Treat

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.

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Thank you for your flexibility, patience, and understanding.
We expect our systems to change and adapt as we get used to things.

We appreciate your willingness to adapt with us!