How are private acupuncture treatments different from community treatments?
Private acupuncture treatments are available to those who prefer a bit more privacy. Treatments are one-on-one with the acupuncturist. If you are trying acupuncture for the first time and are a bit nervous, we recommend booking your first session as a private one. Afterwards, you are welcome to switch to community treatments or continue with private sessions depending on your comfort levels.
Private acupuncture treatments are offered with a set fee structure.
Initial Appointment $90
Subsequent Appointment $80
Combination with Cupping, Gua Sha, or Tui Na Initial $120 & Subsequent $115
The reason for providing both types of treatment is to make acupuncture accessible to all comfort levels of people in our community.
How are private and community acupuncture treatments the same?
Both options provide the same quality of care and both options can treat all kinds of issues.
However, there are two exceptions, injuries related to an ICBC claim and those seeking facial rejuvenation acupuncture must book during private hours. Please read below and visit for more information.
ICBC Claims Accepted
12 acupuncture appointments pre-approved, no doctor's note required
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident on or after April 1, 2019, you are automatically pre-authorized for up to 12 acupuncture treatments within the first 12 weeks of your accident date. These 12 acupuncture treatments can be directly billed to ICBC on your behalf.
The cost of an ICBC related acupuncture treatment is $108 for an initial session and $91 for a subsequent session, which will be directly billed to ICBC. No additional cost will be billed to the patients covered under ICBC.
Please note, acupuncture treatments related to MVA injuries that need to be billed directly to ICBC have to be booked during private hours due to the extra paperwork.
Please see our blog post for details regarding ICBC claims or email for more information.