In-Person Acupuncture

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!

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

  • Use the bathroom before arriving.

  • Pay online using our new system, "Jane", or come with a pre-written check. No cash at this time. 

  • Book online. We no longer have reception. If you have trouble scheduling use this guide or 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 (late cancellation/no show fee is $30 and will be charged to your card on file).

Mask Policy

All patients and visitors are required to wear  masks without a valves over their nose and mouth when entering the building and during the duration of their visit at BAP regardless of vaccine status. 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.


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


  • Staff are masked.

  • We have increased our ventilation and air purifiers.

  • All commonly touched surfaces, including chairs, will be disinfected regularly.

  • 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.

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

  • Treatment time is typically capped at around 45 minutes. You can stay shorter if needed.

  • Bring your own pillows/blankets if desired.

  • 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.

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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. 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​​ 
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 1,000 sqft with high ceilings and plenty of ventilation and air purifiers. Treatment time is limited to 45 - 50 minute (as chair availability allows).

Sliding scale: $30-$50

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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! 

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