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What To Expect With Naturopathic and Acupuncture Treatments

If you’ve never tried naturopathic medicine (offered by Metrotown Naturopathic) or traditional Chinese medicine (offered by Metrotown Acupuncture) before, you might be wondering what to expect. First of all, it’s important to know that naturopathic doctors and acupuncturists focus on treating the whole person in addition to your current symptoms. They also believe in using the least invasive treatments possible and they emphasize preventative care. So, if you’re considering seeing a naturopathic doctor or acupuncturist, here are a few things you can expect.

First of all, you’ll undergo a thorough initial session that usually takes about 60 minutes including recommended treatment options. This initial session will give your doctor a chance to get to know you and your health history. They may also order some additional testing, such as blood work or allergy testing. After that, your doctor will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. This may include dietary changes, supplements, and other lifestyle modifications.

Naturopathic and acupuncture treatments are often gentle but produce long-lasting effects that you may even start feeling right after your first treatment session! Follow-up visits may be 30 or 60 minutes long depending on the nature of your visit.

New Patient Intake Forms

To make your initial assessment process more streamlined, Please print and fill out the new patient intake form for

Alternatively, you may fill out the intake form at the clinic. Please arrive a few minutes earlier to complete the form. Prior to your initial and subsequent visits please use the following Self-Assessment Tool as recommended by the BCCDC.

Optional Diet Diary

You may also complete a Diet Diary to provide additional information for your naturopathic medical visit. Before beginning any sort of naturopathic treatment, including acupuncture, it is important that your naturopath or acupuncturist has a clear understanding of your diet. This can be accomplished by providing a detailed diet diary.

A diet diary will help your naturopath to identify any potential dietary triggers for your symptoms. It will also provide valuable information about the nutrient levels in your diet and whether you are getting enough of certain vitamins and minerals. Perhaps most importantly, a diet diary will give your naturopath a better understanding of your overall lifestyle and how it may be affecting your health. By taking the time to provide a detailed diet diary, you can help your naturopath to create a more effective treatment plan.

What Can You Expect Naturopathic Medicine or Acupuncture To Cost?

Your Naturopathic Adult Initial Consultation (up to 60 minutes): $200

*Any recommended herbal formulas, supplements, and diagnostic tests are extra. GST will be added to these extra supplies and services unless exempt.

Your Acupuncturist  Adult Initial Session (up to 60 minutes): $120

*Extra charges apply for any recommended herbal formulas, herbal patches, etc. GST will be added to these supplies.

For a complete breakdown of prices and coverage, please visit our Fees Page.

What If You Need To Cancel Your Appointment?

Please note that we require at least 24 hours notice for cancellations. Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged the full price of the visit.

Is Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture Covered By Insurance and is Direct Billing Available?

Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture have coverage through most extended health providers . We provide direct billing for over 15 extended health insurance companies such as: Pacific Blue Cross, Canada Life, Sun Life Financial, Green Shield Canada, Manulife, etc. If your insurance company does not participate in our direct billing program, we can still provide you with an invoice to claim your fees.

You may also qualify for coverage from ICBC or BC Medical Services Plan (MSP). For a complete breakdown of prices and coverage, please visit our Fees Page.

What If You’re Already Seeing a Doctor for Your Treatment?

Naturopathic medicine and acupuncture are two alternative medical treatments that can compliment the care provided by your family doctor. Naturopathic medicine focuses on treating the whole person, rather than just the symptoms of a disease. This means that naturopathic doctors will look at your lifestyle, diet, and stress levels in order to determine the underlying cause of your health problems.

Acupuncture is another holistic treatment that can be used to relieve pain, improve circulation, and promote overall health. Both naturopathic medicine and acupuncture can be used to complement the care provided by your family doctor, resulting in a more comprehensive approach to your health and well-being.

Is Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture Covered By Insurance and is Direct Billing Available?

If you have any more questions or concerns about naturopathic medicine and acupuncture, please feel free to contact us by phone or email using the form below. We would be more than happy to discuss these modalities with you in further detail and answer any questions you may have.

Naturopathic medicine and acupuncture are both safe, effective ways to treat a variety of conditions, and we are confident that they can provide relief for your specific case. If you would like to learn more about how naturopathic medicine and acupuncture can help you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced practitioners.

During your consultation, we will take the time to get to know you and your health history in order to develop a treatment plan that is tailored specifically for you. Contact us today to get started on your journey to optimal health!

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