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appointment information

Appointment information

On your initial visit, we first evaluate your condition and in simple or acute cases, we soon proceed to apply appropriate treatment. For chronic or complex disease conditions or for a thorough wellness assessment, we sit down for an extensive evaluation. To develop a complete, holistic understanding of your current physical health and innate constitution, vulnerabilities and personal tendencies, we may utilize a variety of natural assessment tools including careful review of medical history, current complaints, physical and emotional symptoms, observation and palpation of affected body areas and special points, pulse & tongue reading, and direct energy scanning. The energetic health & wellness assessment enables the design of a healing program that may include energy balancing therapies such as acupuncture, therapeutic qigong, bodywork and herbal medicine, constructive application of dietary and lifestyle adjustments and recommendations from a vast array of self-healing practices.

Life Coaching, and its Whole Life Profile can also be used to assist your overall healthcare program.

For more about us, see Staff.

Contact us to make an appointment.

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Sometimes I'm near, sometimes I'm far away,
but always thinking and practicing the wise advice
that my Chinese-American healer gives to me. - MP

Hours & Rates
Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 8-12, most Saturdays, 8-12 & Monday-Thursday 2-6.

onsultation rates will vary with the time & complexity involved. Common consultations are 30 minutes / CHF 75.

Treatments for acupuncture, bodywork, dietary therapy & herbal consultations are billed at an hourly rate with CHF 125 the standard price for a full treatment.

Qigong therapy sessions are billed at CHF 120 / hour with most sessions lasting 30-50 minutes.

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Individual policies vary - consult your company's benefits manager or health insurance company directly. Our acupuncture treatments are covered by all Swiss complementary insurance policies that cover traditionally trained practitioners of Chinese medicine depending on the conditions for seeking treatment and other details of your medical history.

  •  Agréé ASCA : all our treatment modalities
  •  Agréé RME : acupuncture, moxa, cupping, auriculotherapy & herbal medicine
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Office policies
Our policies are designed to promote a smoothly functioning office that serves all our clientele to the best of our ability. We thank you for your understanding of the following:

  •  Confidentiality : All information between therapist and client is kept strictly confidential to the current standard of medical practice.
  •  Lateness : Please call (022 347 7588) if you know you will be more than fifteen minutes late, as we will try, but can not guarantee to keep your appointment.
  •  Cancellations : Please give us at least 24 hours advance notice by phone or e-mail if you need to make a change to your scheduled appointment.
  •  Missed Appointments : Except in the case of severe circumstances, an initial missed appointment without 24 hours advance notice will be charged at a rate of half the expected fee. Any future occurrences without advance notice will be charged the full, expected fee.