Welcome New Clients

Please take a few minutes to go over the general guidelines and instructions below before your appointment. Please keep this email for future reference.
Before Sessions
  • If you are coming in for your first session, please arrive 10 minutes early to fill out an intake form.
  • Please try to arrive a few minutes early for sessions to allow yourself to settle down before a session, rather than rushing in right at your appointment start time.
  • Avoid strenuous physical exercise or activity right before a session.
  • Ensure that you have had some food prior to coming in. This is specially important if you are having a morning appointment and have not eaten breakfast.
  • Wear comfortable clothes. It helps to either bring a pair of shorts or pants that go above your knees and are loose. Or you could simply take your pants off and be covered with a blanket.
  • Please avoid wearing too many pieces of jewellery as you will be asked to take them off for the session.
  • Avoid biking to your session, especially if you have a long way to go back afterwards.
After Sessions
  • Do not do anything strenuous at least for two hours after sessions, but ideally for that day. This is more relevant especially in case of muscloskeletal issues.
  • Drink more warm or room temperature water after sessions to avoid feeling tired as well as to speed up recovery.
  • If you experience any unusual symptoms that you are not sure about or are concerned about, please don’t hesitate to contact the clinic via phone or email (no texting).
  • Best to eat light after a session and avoid alcohol for couple of hours but ideally for the remainder of the day.
  • It is important to keep warm after sessions and avoid drafts, especially after cupping therapy.
  • Please avoid receiving other treatments through other healing modalities for at least 3 days after a session so as to allow your body to digest your treatment.

Online Booking System

  • You can manage your appointments through the online booking system. This includes cancellations and change of appointment.
  • It is very important to make sure that you have received an email confirmation for your booking, cancellation, or change of appointment. If you do not get a confirmation, then your booking or cancellation will not have gone through and, unfortunately, you will be responsible for the missed appointment.
  • Please note that there is a STRICT 24hr. cancellation policy in effect or full fee would be charged.
  • Please cancel your appointments via the online booking system rather than calling, texting or emailing, unless it is an emergency and you need to cancel on the day of appointment.
Services & Approach

  • Chinese Medicine, and acupuncture are a complete system of healing. Any reason that would take you to your medical doctor could be addressed by Classical Chinese Medicine. This system works best in conjunction with and integration of conventional medicine when it is indicated.
  • I am a trained body worker, acupuncturist, herbalist, and nutritionist, often combining these tools along with other tools to best help my clients.
  • If you are coming in with any chronic condition that you have had for some time, it would require a minimum of 5 weekly sessions to address your health condition. Chronic conditions take time; please come in with an open mind and the ability to commit to treatments and the understanding that there will be potential ups and downs along the way.
 

Essence Acupunture & Wellness operates out of Sourcepoint Shiatsu Centre at 3261 Heather Street.

There are plenty of 2-hr. street parking around the clinic. There are also free visitors parking behind the building accessed through the back alley. Make sure it does not have a reserved sign on it.

We currently accept cash, cheque, all credit cards and some debit cards as methods of payment at the clinic.

Acupuncture is a medical expense which you can claim on your income tax.

Thank you and I look forward to assisting you achieve optimal health to the best of my ability.