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“Embrace the journey into yourself and watch it shift the world around you.”

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Services

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

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Traditional Chinese Medicine is a holistic approach.

All treatments involve a relaxed, conversational-style intake, assessment & treatment plan.

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Areas of focus

  • Trauma, Life transitions, Grief & Loss, Heartache, Emotional wellbeing, Spiritual Growth
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Digestion: IBS, Constipation, Bloating, Acid reflux
  • Muscle tension & pain, Arthritis
  • Chronic illness: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autoimmune & Inflammatory conditions
  • Fertility, Pregnancy, Labour prep, IVF support
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture

Tools

Chinese medicine emcompasses many tools and modalities.
A session with me can include any of the following, depending on your needs:

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Traditional Acupuncture

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Herbal
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Cosmetic Acupuncture

Additional
Tools &
Modalities

Cupping
Gua sha
Moxibustion
Acupressure

Tongue & Pulse assessment
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Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic acupuncture is a natural, safe and effective way to improve complexion, reduce signs of aging, to look and feel younger.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

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Rates

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine services are HST exempt and covered by some extended health benefits.

Laura is licensed through CTCMPAO (the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario).
Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine services are HST exempt and covered by some extended health benefits.
Please check with your provider.

  • Initial Appointment $125
  • Follow-Ups $100
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture $125
  • Couples Acupuncture $160
  • Connect+Shen Couples Acupuncture Inquire for
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Affordable Care

Artist Rates

Are you an Arts Worker on a limited budget?
Laura appreciates the financial realities of working in the arts industry.
Contact Laura directly for session options & rates.

Community Acupuncture

“Health is for everyone.”

Laura is proud to be offering community acupuncture on Wednesdays @ the Herbal Clinic in Roncesvalles, a neighborhood gem.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a structured, complete system of medicine that has been crafted and successfully practiced for thousands of years. It offers a holistic approach that centers around achieving optimal health & wellbeing through internal balance.

In addition, Chinese Medicine is more than the medicine itself. It is a way of life that is wise, powerful & transformative.

When we follow the Tao, our life is enriched.

Acupuncture is like an air traffic controller! It directs the qi (loosely translated as vital energy) through the pathways called meridians in your body. Where things are stuck, this can lead to disease. When everything is flowing smoothly, there is harmony – the foundation of health.

To describe it using allopathic medicine terms: acupuncture works because inserting a needle subcutaneously (through the skin) activates physiological responses that stimulate your body’s own healing mechanisms. Ie – it helps the body heal itself!

This is the most asked question for newbies! And it’s okay – I understand the fear!

​​My technique is gentle, yet effective. The needles themselves are filiform (thread-like) and people generally do not experience much discomfort. My aim is that your acupuncture experience be relaxing, and perhaps even blissful.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a holistic approach. All treatments involve a relaxed, conversational-style intake, assessment & treatment plan. Any of the following may apply, depending on your needs: Acupuncture, Acupressure, Nutrition & Dietary Recommendations, Cupping, Moxabustion, Gua Sha, Herbal Medicine, Lifestyle Solutions, Tonge & Pulse Diagnostics, and the NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) Protocol.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a holistic approach. All treatments involve a relaxed, conversational-style intake, assessment & treatment plan. Any of the following may apply, depending on your needs: Acupuncture, Acupressure, Nutrition & Dietary Recommendations, Cupping, Moxabustion, Gua Sha, Herbal Medicine, Lifestyle Solutions, Tongue and Pulse Diagnostics, and the NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) Protocol.
If you are still unsure about the needles, that’s okay! There are other ways to use Traditional Chinese Medicine to reach your health goals, including: TCM nutrition, herbal medicine, acupressure, massage, cupping and moxibustion.

Nutrition is a hot topic, with new and often contradictory information being blasted through the media at us well-meaning, health-conscious folx. Diet trends come and go, and there is a tendency in our culture is to adopt a more ‘all or nothing’ approach – ie. a particular food is “good” or “bad”, often using scare tactics to drive sales.

Eastern nutrition looks at the properties and qualities of a food: whether it is warm or cool, bitter or sweet, light or heavy, what direction it goes in the body, and what organ system it supports. Foods will be recommended based on what properties the body needs to bring itself into balance, which is again dependent on the individual patient, and the season.

I loooove TCM nutrition. It’s the only way of eating that has ever felt like a deep, loving YES in my body – like nothing I’d experienced until I discovered it.

The short answer? Maybe!

Following an intake and TCM diagnosis, herbal medicine may or may not be prescribed. Only a registered Chinese Medicine practitioner (an R.TCMP) can prescribe TCM herbal formulas.

When prescribed and taken as directed, herbs can be safe and beneficial to use in conjunction with other treatments and medications. However, there are certain Drug Herb Interactions that can be dangerous, and it is important that you let your practitioner know which medications and supplements you are taking.

Frequently asked questions

I am so grateful to be able to learn, live, and practice Chinese medicine.

As an English speaking white person practicing Chinese medicine in Canada, I understand that there will be gaps in translation and limitations to my knowledge of the medicine.

I strive to practice with humility and authenticity, and am dedicated to being a lifelong learner.

Acknowledgements

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“Run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.”

~Cheryl Strayed

Responsibility rocks! Let’s keep everyone safe so we can continue to provide and access these services. COVID 19 policies include:

  • Masks must be worn by both patient & practitioner throughout the treatment and while inside the clinic⁣.
  • COVID screening questions will be asked prior to, and again upon arrival.
  • Each space will be disinfected after each patient/visit.⁣
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided upon entry to the clinic space⁣.
  • We ask that you stay home and schedule a virtual appointment if you have symptoms, have recently traveled, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive since we cannot see you in person.
  • Please time your arrival to just a few minutes before your scheduled appointment. If you arrive early, we ask that you wait outside for ease of social distancing in the clinic.

The Covid-19 pandemic is constantly evolving. Please do your own risk/benefit analysis, including factors such as current cases in Toronto and underlying health conditions that could put you and/or those in your ‘bubble’ at an increased risk, before scheduling an in-person appointment.