Buffalo Alternative Therapy provides high quality treatment at affordable rates in a supportive community setting. We strive to provide options so you are able to receive acupuncture regularly enough and long enough to get better and stay better. Our clinic appreciates the diversity of human beings and we do not discriminate based on race, national origin, religion, age, height, weight, education, language, ability, marital status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or any other factor.

We are a social business, and we greatly appreciate your referrals! By spreading the word, YOU support accessible and affordable acupuncture care in Buffalo!

Buffalo Alternative Therapies is a proud member of the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture, which is a multi-stakeholder cooperative. Our goal is to make acupuncture accessible and affordable to as many people as possible. Please visit www.pocacoop.com to learn more and help the cause.

Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used health care systems in the world. It is simple, safe, and effective.

Acupuncture is known to be effective at treating:

  • chronic pain
  • headaches
  • insomnia
  • menstrual cramps
  • back pain
  • depression
  • carpel tunnel
  • asthma
  • indigestion
  • allergies
  • hypertension
  • addiction to alcohol, nicotine, & other drugs
  • fibromyalgia
  • angina pectoris
  • myofascial pain
  • bronchitis
  • osteoarthritis
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • sinusitis
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • nausea
  • gynecological disorders
  • menopause
  • and much more…

The amount of acupuncture you will need depends on your health issues, how long you’ve had the condition, and your overall health situation. Our affordable sliding scale makes it easy to get the right amount of treatment for your condition and make acupuncture a part of your overall healthcare plan. You decide what you can afford based on your treatment plan.

Our fees are based on a sliding scale where you chose what to pay, anywhere from $15 to $40 per treatment. Research in the United States has shown that acupuncture is most effective when done frequently and regularly. Once a week is usually the minimum required to make progress, and twice weekly early in the treatment process can increase the success rate significantly. The goal of the sliding scale is to keep acupuncture affordable and allow you to come in often enough to get and stay better. Because we offer a sliding scale, we cannot accept insurance billing (that’s the insurance companies’ rule, not ours). If you have insurance that covers acupuncture, we’ll be happy to give you a payment receipt, and you can submit it for reimbursement; that’s OK with the insurance companies. We also offer simple cash receipts for your own records as well.

Our clinic does not receive grants, state or federal money, or insurance reimbursement. It exists because patients pay for their treatments – in a sustainable community business model.

Massage therapy can help with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Muscle soreness
  • Chronic Injuries
  • Low back pain and tension
  • Pain and tension due to postural problems
  • Boosting the Immune System
  • Injury Recovery


This differs from person to person, depending on the issue youʼre trying to address, your time availability and your finances – weʼll work together to figure out the best answer to this question.

Pay what you choose, $55-80 for an hour, $85-120 for an hour and a half. You know what you can afford, we want you to be able to come back more often so we can help you maintain better health.

Massage Appointments

To connect with our massage therapist, please call her directly at 818.519.6340.

Acupuncture Appointments

The average appointment is 1 hour long. To make an online appointment, please create an account using our secure scheduler. This will also help for creating future appointments.
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  • (4/21/2015) - Buffalo Alternative Therapies will be closed from Arpil 20-24.  Regular office hours resume Sat April 25.
  • February Closings (2/4/2015) - Due to travel we will be closed from Feb 12-17th.    Our schedules return to normal on Wednesday Feb 18th.
  • New Appointment Software. (11/3/2014) - Please note that we have switched to a new appointment software.  If you had a username previous, you will need to create a new user to make appointments.  Thank you for your patience.
  • Acupuncture resumes August 25th. (8/11/2014) - Acupuncture will resume August 25th.  Thank you for your patience. -Craig
  • May Special (4/30/2014) - In honor of Mother’s Day this month we would like to invite all mothers and grandmothers to enjoy $10 acupuncture treatments during May.  You’ve worked hard, now is a great excuse to take a minute for yourself.  Please see our latest newsletter here.