OAP has been nominated for an Oakland Indie Award in the Social Changemaker category! The awards ceremony will be held on May 30 and is open to the public. You can get more info and tickets here. Come on out to support OAP and the many other fabulous local business that have been nominated this year- it should be lots of fun!
Community Acupuncture is catching on nation-wide; visit the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture website to find clinics in other cities.
OAP was profiled in Oakland Magazine’s featured article for January-February 2012, “Unconventional Medicine: Heal Thyself Through Alternative and Complementary Therapies.” Just one small correction: we do NOT have any private rooms! The article also profiles other “alternative” medical providers including a homeopath, a naturopathic doctor, a chiropractic practice, and an herbalist. Check out the hard copy to see the full-page photo of Whitney and Roselle in the Grand Ave clinic!
Oakland North, an online community news project from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, published a story about Oakland Acupuncture Project’s new clinic on Grand Ave. The author does a great job capturing the mood of the new space while explaining a bit about community acupuncture for those who’ve never experienced it. The new recliners are awfully comfortable, come on by and give them a try!
An article about Roselle and Whitney’s recent Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award ran in the print editions of The Montclarion (that’s the newspaper with the hillside slant) and The Piedmonter last week. The pages were too big to scan, so luckily there’s this handy online version. We’re sure it would have been Front Page material if it weren’t for the General Strike, but hey, we’ll take an above-the-fold mention with a story on A2!
Oakland Acupuncture Project founders Whitney Thorniley and Roselle McNeilly were presented with Woman Entrepreneur of the Year awards at the Lakeside Theater. Continue reading
Oakland Acupuncture Project’s founders, Roselle and Whitney, were invited to appear on the radio program ‘The Herbal Highway.’ The show airs weekly on KPFA, Berkeley.
Whitney and Roselle are honored to receive the 2011 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment for their amazing work at Oakland Acupuncture Project. This award celebrates Alameda County’s top Women Entrepreneurs who are making a real difference in their communities by mentoring others, leading by example, innovating within their industries and stimulating the local economy. If you’d like to join us for the award ceremony, and support the Women’s Initiative, it takes place on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 5:30-8:30 at the Lakeside Theater at the Kaiser Center, 300 Lakeside Drive Oakland, CA 94612. Tickets are available here.
The article “How Community Clinics Can Transform Acupuncture” by Pamela O’Malley Chang of Sarana Community Acupuncture, appeared in the Fall/Winter 2008 issue of California Journal of Oriental Medicine. Pamela writes lucidly about the benefits of community acupuncture for both patients and practitioners. She also mentions Oakland Acupuncture Project as an example of a successful new clinic.