This is the intake session that focuses on two areas: your immediate concern (i.e., what bring you to the office) and your general health and life situation. There will be a physical examination, pulse and tongue examination based on Chinese Medicine diagnostic procedure. I’ll answer any question that you have about Chinese Medicine and the counselling approaches that I use.
On your second visit, I will give you an evaluation report based on our initial consultation. I will explain my findings and will propose a course of treatment including Chinese Medicine treatment or/and counselling. The frequency and duration of the treatment are discussed. You will also receive your first acupuncture treatment.
We will do both acupuncture and counselling in these sessions. The time split is usually 45 minutes for each, but may also vary depending on individual needs.
Based on what we discover during the first and second visits, you will come in for a series of acupuncture treatments. Your acupuncture sessions may include acupuncture (needling), cupping (application of glass vials), acutonics (tuning forks), acupressure (pressure applied to acupuncture points).
During your initial consultation or over the course of your acupuncture treatment I may prescribe specific dietary changes or Chinese Herbs. A follow-up consultation to discuss changes to your prescription does not require a full acupuncture session and takes about 20-30 minutes.
We will discuss your main concerns, the goals you want to achieve through us working together and my therapeutic approaches. This is the time we get to know each other and see if it is a good fit for us to work together.
50 minutes: CAD$120
75 minutes: CAD$180
You will pay either by cash or cheque, whichever is more convenient for you, at the end of each treatment session. Some extended medical plans cover acupuncture treatments and counseling; inquire with your insurance provider regarding how to submit receipts for reimbursement.
Your time is important to you, and at Turning Point I work to ensure that you are not kept waiting when you arrive for your appointment. Plan to arrive a couple of minutes before your appointment is scheduled to begin, and please be aware that if you come late for an appointment your treatment time will be reduced so that I do not keep the next patient waiting.
If for some reason you are unable to come in to a treatment, please call at least 24 hours in advance to reschedule — this allows me to contact other patients who are waiting and offer them your time slot. If you miss a scheduled appointment or reschedule with less than 24 hours notice you will be charged the full fee for the missed session.
If you are late more than 15 minutes for your appointment, you will be treated as “drop in” client. Your appointment time may be given to other patient who happens to show up and I will only be able to work with you if I have time.