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.

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Welcome Alex, Our New Massage Practitioner!


Alexander Friend, CMP, MFA, Reiki Teacher

I am a certified practitioner in Tui Na (Chinese) Massage, with a background in CranioSacral and Reiki therapies, which extends back to 2002, and I have been maintaining a private practice around the Bay Area since 2008. I integrate and adapt these complementary modalities to provide customized treatments that best support each client’s own unique healing process.

Benefits Include:

– Relief from physical pain (migraine/sinus headaches, TMJ, scoliosis, sciatica & most any condition whose symptoms involve neck, back, knee, & any other joint, muscular or fascial constrictions)

– Relief from mental-emotional stress

– Enhanced mental clarity, emotional balance & spiritual growth

– Release of stagnate energy (or “qi”)

– Enhancement/vitalization of existing qi/energy

I am honored to join the team here at Oakland Acupuncture Project and look forward to doing my part in providing high quality, holistic health care for our community!