This consultation is an opportunity for you to ask general questions about our services and any concerns you may have. There won’t be enough time for a full personalized assessment and TCM diagnosis. To book your free consultation, click here.
The fees below are in Canadian dollars (CAD) and there is no additional tax. Payment is accepted by cash, credit card or debit card.
Initial Session: TCM assessment + acupuncture treatment
$130 for 90 Min
Follow Ups: with acupuncture
- 45 Mins: $75 (Express Follow-up)
- 60 Mins: $90 (Regular Follow-up)
- 75 Mins: $115 (Extended Follow-up)
- 90 Mins: $130 (Extended Follow-up)
Consults Only: without acupuncture (e.g herbs/diet only)
- 60 Mins: $115 (Initial Consult)
- 15 Mins: $50 (Follow-up)
- 30 Mins: $75 (Follow-up)
No HST. Benefits are usually under “Acupuncture”. Please confirm with your own insurance company prior to treatment.
What is included in the fee?
We offer a simple flat rate per session, which may include any of the following (depending on need): acupuncture, acupressure massage, cupping, dietary/ exercise/ lifestyle recommendations, mindfulness coaching, and instructions for home self-care.
The same fees apply to online/phone consultations, which can include TCM diagnosis, nutrition, lifestyle recommendations, mindfulness coaching and self-acupressure instructions.
How long should I book for?
For sessions including acupuncture treatments, your initial visit, especially for cancer or other complex issues, we recommend you book at least 90 minutes, to have time for a detailed health history, assessment, and treatment. Follow ups including acupuncture are typically 45-60 minutes. We will discuss what is best for you at your first visit. Some people choose longer follow-ups to have more time to talk or get treatment on both front and back of the body.
Consultations only (no acupuncture, just Chinese medicine assessment and recommendations for nutrition, lifestyle, self-care, self-acupressure, etc.) are usually 45 minutes for the initial visit and 15-30 minutes for follow-ups. We will discuss what is best for you at your first visit.
More details on your what to expect on the first visit, and follow-up visits can be found here.
What if I’m late or have to cancel?
Because the appointment time has been reserved for you, and others were not able to book at that time, we ask for 1 business day (24 hours prior) notice (by email, phone or via online booking) to cancel or change your appointment, or the full fee will be charged. If you are late, we can proceed with whatever time is left; however, the appointment will end at the scheduled time.
What are your fees for workshops, talks or group sessions?
Pauline Hwang provides workshops on natural cancer prevention and care, mindfulness meditation, stress, anxiety and mood management, self-care, Traditional Chinese Medicine, burnout, nutrition, acupuncture, and many other topics. She has also been brought in to offer acupuncture or mindfulness coaching to groups (e.g. workplace groups, special events, etc.). Pauline offers skills as an experienced group facilitator, a broad background in community/ social/ environmental issues and anti-oppression, a passion for organizing and community development, and health/ wellness information from a Chinese medicine viewpoint. I have also worked with small groups (e.g. 1-4 people) in mindfulness meditation coaching. Please contact us to discuss details.
Financial accessibility policy
We live in the reality of an increasing gap between ‘rich’ and ‘poor’. I work with everyone from executives, investors, doctors and lawyers to people on Ontario Works, ODSP, or Old Age Security. As a lifelong goal, I aim to work with others toward ensuring that integrative medicine becomes financially accessible to all. In both mainland China and Taiwan, I have witnessed the incredible healing that can happen when Traditional East Asian Medicine is financially subsidized in the same way as Western medicine. That means traditional doctors can make a living wage, while patients pay little out of pocket for herbs, acupuncture and tuina.
I offer a limited number of reduced fee / sliding scale spots to those in need. Please speak to us if you would like to discuss the details. From time to time, I also offer acupuncture for free or by-donation, at special events and fundraisers. Join our monthly mailing list to keep informed about these events.