Sandy graduated from PCU College of Holistic Medicine (2017) and is registered in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA). She holds additional certification in Balance System Acupuncture, which focuses on treating both functional and internal disorders rooted in the ancient concept of healing the body by balancing meridians. Sandy is also certified in Facial Rejuvenation (Cosmetic) Acupuncture, a gentle procedure with minimal side effects that help to reduce fluid retention, jaw and forehead tension and to boost collagen and elastin production.
Sandy works with patients who are recovering from injury or surgery, suffer from chronic pain conditions, experience mental/emotional issues including anxiety and depression. Sandy also offers acupuncture to support women’s health including menstrual issues, fertility, IVF support, breech baby, and can safely treat women during all stages of pregnancy.
When necessary, an acupuncture treatment with Sandy may include fire cupping, which is used to treat back and neck pain by loosening local fascia or connective tissue. Cupping increases local circulation, improving cellular metabolism and reducing inflammatory substances.
Sandy believes you don’t need to have a physical condition to benefit from acupuncture. She applies principles rooted in eastern wisdom to support the modern day individual. She will consider your body as a whole system and not just symptoms.
With additional background as a yoga instructor (2009) and as a registered holistic nutritionist (2012), Sandy is excited to support you in feeling your best beyond the clinic floor.
Q. I’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident. Am I covered to receive acupuncture?
A. British Columbians injured in an automobile crash on or after May 1, 2021 may have access to acupuncture treatments for as long as needed through ICBC Care and Coverage Benefits at no cost to you. If you need clarity and assistance to start receiving acupuncture treatments under this program, please visit ICBC claims or contact us.
Q. I am pregnant, and curious if Cervical Ripening (labor preparation acupuncture) is for me?
A. Cervical Ripening refers to a series of gentle treatments to assist in the softening of the cervix necessary for cervical dilation and the passage of the fetus that typically begins prior to the onset of labor contractions. Most acupuncture points for this protocol are near the wrists and ankles (don’t worry, not at your cervix!). A ripe cervix reduces the need for pain medication and lowers the risk of needing a caesarean section. This series of treatments begin at the 36th or 37th week of pregnancy, generally with 2 sessions weekly until labor.
Q. Do you offer direct billing to my insurer?
A. Absolutely. Please provide your extended health benefits information on your initial in-take form. You will only need to pay the remaining of what may not be covered.
- Initial Acupuncture Visit: $130.00 (75 min)
- Subsequent Acupuncture Visit: $110.00 (60 min)
- Facial Rejuvenation (Cosmetic) Acupuncture: $100.00 (60 min)
- Initial Cervical Ripening: $105.00 (55 min)
- Cervical Ripening: $90.00 (45 min)
- ICBC Initial Visit: $111.00 (60 Min)
- ICBC Follow-Up Treatment: $94.00 (45 Min)