Services & Rates2022-04-14T14:28:16-07:00

Project Description

Please arrive having had a light snack prior to the treatment. You may want to wear loose fitting clothing (if you are uncomfortable removing clothing). Please do not hesitate to voice any questions or concerns that may come up for you during the treatment.

Initial Assessment & Treatment

Your initial visit includes a comprehensive health history intake, during which your health concerns and goals are discussed in detail. Prior to treatment your practitioner will utilize tongue and pulse diagnosis to further her assessment, then present you with a treatment plan.

Treatments may involve manual modalities such as cupping, and tui na. Most people find receiving acupuncture to be relaxing and meditative, and many chose to take a little nap while their bodies rebalance.

75 Minutes ~ $125

Subsequent Treatments

60 Minutes ~ $100

Please arrive having had a light snack prior to your treatment. You may want to wear loose fitting clothing and minimal jewelry.
Please do not hesitate to voice any questions that may come up for you during the treatment.

Initial Assessment & Treatment

Your initial visit includes a comprehensive health history intake, followed by an acupuncture treatment. After your health concerns and goals are discussed in detail, your practitioner will utilize tongue and pulse diagnosis to further her assessment, then present you with a treatment plan.

Most people find receiving acupuncture to be relaxing and meditative, and chose to take a nap while their bodies rebalance. In addition to acupuncture, your treatment may include other TCM modalities such as cupping and moxibustion.
[75 Minutes]

Subsequent Treatments

The number and frequency of treatments you require depend on your unique health history and wellness intentions.

Traditional Chinese Medicine puts a strong emphasis on the importance of prevention. Regular acupuncture treatments are favorable to support a healthy balance within.

 

Tui Na + Cupping

Manual Modalities can be booked as stand alone treatments, or can be combined in as part of your Acupuncture session in discretion of the practitioner.

Tui Na (60 Min) ~ $110
Cupping (30 Min) ~ $60

Acupuncture + Cupping

This is a longer follow-up treatment for those who are in the maintenance phase of their treatment plans.

75 Minutes ~ $125

Cervical Ripening – Labour Preparation

Cervical Ripening is a three week acupuncture protocol that can be started at weeks 36-37 of pregnancy. These treatments are meant to prepare the body and mind for labour and childbirth. During these sessions, we can also address other pregnancy concerns, ailments such as insomnia, anxiety or back pain.

45 minutes ~ $80

Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture

Facial rejuvenation treatments are currently paused due to pandemic restrictions.

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Cupping / Gua Sha

Manual Modalities can be booked as stand alone treatments, or can be combined in as part of your Acupuncture session in discretion of the practitioner.

[30 Minutes]

Cervical Ripening

Three weekly treatments, starting at 37th week of pregnancy to get your body ready for labour and birth.

[3 ~ 45 Minutes]

Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture

Facial rejuvenation treatments are paused for the time being, please get in touch if you would like to be updated on availability, as public health orders on Covid-19 changes.

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“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos- the trees,the clouds, everything.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

FAQ

Do you offer direct billing ?2021-07-06T21:38:16-07:00

Absolutely! Direct billing is available to most major insurance companies, including,

  • Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
  • Cowan
  • Desjardins Insurance
  • The Great West Life Assurance Company
  • Industrial Alliance Financial Group
  • Johnson
  • Johnston Group
  • Manulife
  • Maximum Benefit
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • Standard Life
  • Sun Life Financial
What are your credentials?2022-06-06T10:48:02-07:00

I received my Diploma of Acupuncture from Pacific Rim College in 2017, which is a three year program with over 2,000 hours of theoretical and practical study. Upon passing the Pan-Canadian Exams, I became a Registered Acupuncturist and am in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia.

My additional education in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, and Birth Work are as follows,

  • Integrative Reproductive Medicine: The Menstrual Cycle, Nervous System, Mental Health and Their Impact on Fertility (by Laura Erlich)
  • The Treatment of Infertility (by Jane Lyttleton)
  • Pregnancy + Traditional Chinese Medicine (by Clara Cohen)
  • Childbirth Educator Training (by Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings)
  • SHIFT: Trauma-Informed Language for Healing Practitioners (by Jess Jackson)
  • Clinical Tool Box: Maximizing Treatment Effectiveness (by Dr. Reuven Freesman)
  • Introduction to Topographic Acupuncture (by Dr. Bruce Ferguson)
  • Channel Examination and Diagnosis (by Jason D. Robertson)
  • Clinical Essentials: Creating Simple and Powerful Treatments (by Dr. Reuven Freesman)
  • Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture (by Dr. Martha Lucas)
  • Trauma ⁄ PTSD and Recovery in the Context of Chinese Medicine (by Darren Tellier)
Do you have a specialty?2021-07-06T21:36:42-07:00

In British Columbia, Registered Acupuncturists are not allowed to claim a specialty. Most practitioners, including myself, treat a vast scope of conditions in their practice; however, personal interest, experience, and continuing education of the practitioner can come into play.

I welcome all in my practice, regardless of age, gender, religion, or ethnicity; and aim to provide a safe and healing space for everyone. With a background in sociology and gender studies, I have a personal interest in psycho-emotional health, especially in relation to trauma. I work with many patients who experience anxiety, chronic pain, depression, insomnia, overthinking, lack of motivation, autoimmune diseases and post traumatic stress. In addition to my private practice, I provide community style treatments within a rehab program, with a focus on recovery from trauma and addictions.

Needless to say, as a mother and doula, I am thrilled to be able to offer support to families through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, through Chinese Medicine and birth work.

How often should I come in for treatments?2021-07-06T21:35:49-07:00

The recommended frequency of treatments depends on your unique condition. As a general rule, chronic conditions require a consistent frequency of treatments through a longer period of time. Typically, a treatment plan would be provided for you during your initial visit.

Does Acupuncture hurt?2021-07-06T21:34:56-07:00

It doesn’t have to!

Acupuncture pins vary in length and gauge. You can fit over 30 acupuncture needles in the opening of a hypodermic needle, they are tiny. The length of the needles often doesn’t correspond the strength of sensations you get either.

Pain is not a desired sensation during an acupuncture treatment. A feeling of heaviness, warmth, or tingling are more common descriptions. At any point during the treatment, you can ask your practitioner to readjust or remove the pins if you are uncomfortable.

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