ACUPUNCTURE + CUPPING + HERBS
Acupuncture, herbal medicine and cupping, along with guasha and moxa, are modalities that work with our own body mind and spirit to facilitate transformations.
Listening to our body’s patterns and cues is integral to balancing our health and transforming through our pain. This medicine also connects us with our body/mind and strengthens our understanding and discovery of our own healing power.
I am an acupuncturist and herbalist practicing in Tkaronto / Toronto. I am also a gardener active in protecting land, water and wildlife.
I have worked with people experiencing HIV+ at the Toronto People with Aids Foundation, and have spent the majority of my acupuncture experience working in a community clinic setting where folks are treated in a room full of other people receiving acupuncture at the same time. These have both greatly shaped my practice.
PHILOSOPHY + PRACTICE
I am a big advocate of accessible medicine for all people. I practice with an anti-oppressive, trauma aware, anti-racist and de-colonizing approach. My practice is an LGBTQIA2S+ positive space.
A one hour follow up appointment with option to use other healing modalities in addition to acupuncture like cupping, guasha, tuina, and moxabustion.
FOLLOW UP: $80-120
90 MINUTE FOLLOW UP: $120-160
Community acupuncture is practiced in a room with others receiving acupuncture, (often in a circle of reclining chairs or massage tables) . It is a way to heal among your community and is access affordable care / get to acupuncture more often as it is usually offered at a lower cost to private sessions.
I am currently working sporadically at the Roncesvalles Community Acupuncture Clinic - with no set days but filling in shifts as they pop up. I will post on instagram on days that I know I will be there. But outside of that, I encourage folks to visit them there if you are interested in community acupuncture!
This is a branch of acupuncture that targets the skin, muscles and fascia around your face and neck. It focuses on releasing tight and sore muscles, invigorating skin health and can help to rejuvenate stressed and tired skin. This treatment can also address conditions including acne, hormonal acne, rosacea, psoriasis and eczema, trigeminal neuralgia, Bell's palsy, TMJ, headaches and other face related issues.
We use body points as well as facial points and end with facial massage, guasha and or facial cupping. This treatment works best in a succession of treatments, depending on what you are working on and what your goals are. Contact me to discuss what would work best for you.
Sliding scale $80-120
This is a 45 minute appointment to find the right herbal formula and plan for you. I work with both Chinese formulas / herbs and herbs that grow in North America.
Sliding scale $80-120
45 minute appointment virtual or in person.
Fee does not include the price of herbs. The price of herbs can vary, please contact me if you are interested and want to discuss further.
Cupping therapy uses suction through heat and glass cups to draw your skin and facia up in an inverse massage. Cupping feels like a massage and can be very relaxing. It is used to release muscle tension from stress or acute / older injuries, and also used to help with many other types of symptoms, a lot like acupuncture like that where helping to regulate / move blood in certain areas can support other parts of our body that are in connected. Cupping can support the immune system, lymphatic system, helps work through digestive disorders, insomnia, and supports emotional and mental health to name a few.
Each appointment is 30 minutes. $55
I want to shine awareness on the history of this land I practice on and live on. Tkaronto / Toronto is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. I also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.
I vow to continuously work toward reparations, gratitude and reciprocity to those who have been taking care of this land for so long before European contact.