Kitsilano Community Acupuncture -
Before your visit

  • Please wear comfortable clothing,that can be rolled up to the elbows and knees.

  • Please avoid strong perfumes or aftershaves.

  • It is best to avoid caffeine or other stimulants for a couple of hours before you have acupuncture treatment.

  • If you wish, you are welcome to bring earplugs or eye masks.

During your visit +"Invisible Receptionist"

  • When you arrive for your treatment, please use a quiet voice when speaking inside the clinic to respect the other people being treated in the room.

  • If it is your first visit, please arrive 15 minutes earlier to fill out the intake form.

  • After you have removed shoes and outerwear, we ask that you pay before your treatment by placing cash and receipt inside of envelope into our payment box.  Record your name and the amount you paid on the receipt book.  Envelopes and receipt books are placed on the reception table for you to write your own receipts.

  • If you are a returning patient, please leave your payment in your envelope and put it into the payment box, collect your things, and choose your favorite recliner.

  • Please make yourself comfortable, and relax!

  • Acupuncture treatments last about 45 minutes, and your total time in the clinic is usually about an hour.

  • After you have received a treatment your Acupuncturist will usually recommend a treatment plan of a number of visits. Please book yourself in for treatment if possible at the reception table. Walk-ins are welcome but to insure a time, booking ahead is the best.

After your visit

  • You are likely to feel more relaxed. You may feel sleepy, or you may have more energy than when you came in. Try to connect with this sense before you return to the “real world”.  Stay present with that heightened sense of awareness, and carry it with you into your day.