This consultation is an opportunity for you to ask general questions about my 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.
- 15 min: $40
- 30 min: $65
- 45 min: $75 (typical length for shorter follow-up)
- 60 min: $90 (typical length for regular follow-up)
- 75 min: $115
- 90 min: $130 (typical length for initial session)
- 105 min: $150
- 120 min: $170
What is included in the fee?
I offer a simple flat rate per session, which may include any of the following (depending on need): acupuncture, custom herbal prescriptions (for drinking or for external use like a wash or compress), 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, herbal, lifestyle recommendations, mindfulness coaching and self-acupressure instructions.
Fees do not include the costs of the herbs themselves, if you choose to use herbal medicine.
How long should I book for?
For sessions including acupuncture treatments, your initial visit, especially for cancer or other complex issues, I 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.
Herbal consultations only (no acupuncture) 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 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?
I 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. I have also been brought in to offer acupuncture or mindfulness coaching to groups (e.g. workplace groups, special events, etc.). I offer my 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 me 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 me 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 my monthly mailing list to keep informed about these events.