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 request your free consultation, click here. To book it directly in our online calendar, click here. (Due to COVID-19, these consultation will all be done by phone or using a secure online chat software).
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 for New Patients
This initial intake session typically takes between 45 and 90 minutes depending on the complexity of your case. We book it for 75 minutes in the calendar as an average.
Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Follow Up Sessions
May include (depending on need): acupuncture, acupressure, cupping, guasha (scraping), moxibustion, tuina massage, herbal prescriptions, simple dietary, exercise or lifestyle recommendations. Typically 1 hour in length.
Midtown Toronto and Vaughan locations: $108
Northumberland location: $88
Phone/Online Follow Up Sessions
May include (depending on need): nutrition, herbal prescriptions, exercise and lifestyle recommendations, self-acupressure protocols, mindfulness coaching, and instructions for home self-care. NOTE: If you’re not sure what length to book for, 30-45 minutes is typical for a follow-up
- 15 Min: $50
- 30 Mins: $75
- 45 Mins: $95
- 60 Mins: $108
- 75 Mins: $130
- 90 Mins: $147
Is this covered by my insurance plan?
If you have “Acupuncture” coverage, most likely we are covered by your plan. However, you are responsible for double checking this with your insurance company. Please confirm with your own insurance company prior to treatment that services by a “Registered Acupuncturist” under the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) would be covered.
How long should I book for?
Follow up acupuncture visits are typically 60 minutes. Some people book for longer sessions so that they can relax more on the table, or have time for more thorough treatment on both the front and back of the body.
Follow-up phone/online sessions vary widely depending on your particular situation. Your practitioner 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 at least 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?
We provide 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. We have 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. She has 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’. We work with everyone from executives, investors, doctors and lawyers to people on Ontario Works, ODSP, or Old Age Security, and have a Financial Assistance Application for those who cannot afford the full rates due to unemployment, disability, etc. Please speak to us if you would like to discuss the details.
From time to time, we also offer acupuncture for free or by-donation, at special events and fundraisers. Join our monthly mailing list to keep informed about these events.
We aim to work with others to make this medicine financially accessible to everyone. In mainland China and Taiwan, incredible healing 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 their treatments. Hopefully this accessibility will soon spread around the world so that everyone can benefit from Traditional East Asian Medicine, no matter their financial status.