Monday: 11:00 – 6:00
Tuesday: 9:30 – 6:00
Wednesday: 11:00 – 6:00
Thursday: 9:30 – 4:30
Friday: 9:30 – 5:00
Saturday: 9:30 – 5:00
Sunday: 9:30 – 5:00

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Backyard Healthcare Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation doing business as Tucson Acupuncture Co-op. We are committed to providing affordable and effective acupuncture treatment to the community of Tucson in a comfortable group setting.

Our sliding scale is always $15 – $35. There is a one-time new patient paperwork fee of $10.

You decide what you can afford. The purpose of our sliding scale is to separate the issues of money and treatment; we want you to come in often enough to really get better and stay better!

We understand that everyone’s situation is different, and our primary goal is to make acupuncture available to you as often as you need it.


We are located at 204 E. Fort Lowell Rd. (one block east of Stone Ave.). The clinic is on the southeast corner at Estrella Ave.

There is plenty of free parking in our lot and on Estrella Ave., and we are ADA accessible.

If coming from I-10, take the Miracle Mile exit and head East.

We are easily accessible by bus or bike (route 19. 34. 6 and the 6th Ave./Fontana Ave. bike route) and we have a bike rack!

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The punchcard special is back in June!! Buy 8 treatments on our sliding scale and get a 9th treatment FREE! Only in June — limit one purchase per person. We keep the punchcard at the desk so that you can just walk in and say “I have a punchcard!” and then head on back to your favorite recliner — we’ll keep track for you.

It’s that time of year again — you have until midnight on June 17th to vote in this round of the survey! It’s time to write in Tucson Acupuncture Co-op as Best Alternative Health Center in the first round of Tucson Weekly’s Best of Tucson annual survey! It takes about ten minutes to think of your favorite 30 places around town, we appreciate you taking the time to include us in that list!!!

We are OPEN on Memorial Day!
June Schedule updates (Ellen & Josh away):
Thurs June 20th: 10-2 (Cate)
Friday June 21st: 1-5 (Cate)
Sunday June 23rd: 10-2 (Cate)
Monday June 24th: Cate for Ellen 11-2:30 Whitney 2:30-6

Who is Cate Maxon? The newest acupuncturist on staff at TACO! Cate just moved back to Tucson from Portland, OR where she trained at POCA Tech, a community acupuncture school. She’s excited to be back in town and the Sonoran desert, where she has deep family roots. When Cate is not at the clinic, she enjoys spending time rebuilding a touring bike, working on her ole Toyota truck and is continually questing for the best porches and tacos in town. She will be on the schedule on Tuesday evenings, Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings, and Sunday afternoons.

We are sad to report that Brent Thompson is no longer working at TACO. We will miss him dearly and wish him all the best in his next endeavors.

Have you checked out the awesome video that Vantage West Credit Union and the folks at BRINK Media made about Tucson Acupuncture Co-op as part of their community spotlight series? We think they did a great job! Click here to watch!

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Check out this video of us on Arizona Public Media! The segment of the show we are featured in starts at the 8:50 minute mark and runs until about the 14:00 minute mark.

TACO is featured in the Feb. 2014 issue of Zocalo Magazine!! Check us out on p. 44-45. We’re super excited about it and grateful to Jamie Manser for writing the article! Here’s the link to the digital magazine.