Welcome to Oakland Acupuncture Project!

The purpose of Oakland Acupuncture Project is to make Chinese Medicine accessible by providing affordable community-centered health care. All acupuncture treatments are individualized to meet your needs, and are performed in a quiet community space.

We charge on a sliding scale: $15-35

You decide what you can afford. We will NEVER make you prove your income level. We want you to come often enough to really get better, and the sliding scale is our way of helping you make that commitment. There is an additional $15 paperwork fee for your first appointment. Please arrive approximately 10 minutes early for your initial visit to complete the new patient forms. Cash or check only.

Contact Information:

OAP Laurel Avenue
3576 Laurel Ave.
Oakland, CA 94602
(510)842 – 6350
OAP Grand Avenue
3718 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 999 – 4627



Recent Posts

Welcome Bess, Our Newest Substitute Acupuncturist

image1 (1)I found natural medicine where I grew up, in the farms and foods of Western Massachusetts.
At a young age, I started practicing Yoga and meditation and traveled to India to deepen my perspective. I came back to the states with a bad parasite and, despite my skepticism, got acupuncture which brought me back to life. Since then I continued exploring all holistic modalities from western herbalism to abdominal massage. I chose to go to grad school for Chinese medicine specifically because I found it to be the most financially accessible form of natural medicine out there. That accessibility is my number one priority as a practitioner, and I’m so happy it’s growing.
I’ve been in the field for 14 years and the more I do it, the more passion I have for all of the aspects of practicing and learning. Natural medicine teaches me how to live humbly and happily while still adapting to the wildness and unpredictability of life. I spend a lot of time doing simple things like cooking and walking surrounded by music, sitting in the sun in my backyard, and hanging out with my people. In the next few months, I will share all of these things with my partner in crime and our newborn baby that is due in December.