Step One: Discovery Call - Interview Akari

Hello and welcome!

Finding “the right fit" is one of the most impactful factors when exploring any health care provider.

Let's connect with a free Discovery Call first.


This is to make sure I have solutions for you and you feel 100% comfortable to invest your effort, time, emotions, and finances with me.

This is also the time for you to ask questions about my approach and to learn how your treatment will be navigated, so that we don’t have to spend your paid treatment session for Q&As.

Once both you and I feel it is a good idea to proceed, you will be invited to a virtual initial session at a later date and we will start restoring your health together.

I am looking forward to connecting with you soon!



While you wait for your Discovery call or initial session, please watch this video.

This video content sums up how I approach to your health in the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Sessions.

Youtube External Link: "When The Body Says No - Dr. Gabor Mate"

Step Two: Virtual Initial Session - The Beginning of The Treatment

Have we connected via a free Discovery Call yet?

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, all new patients are assessed virtually prior to in-office visits.

The Initial session is where we go over your detailed health history and your symptoms to evaluate you overall health status and discuss treatment strategies that work for you.

It is also the beginning of the treatment.

You will receive a written treatment plan as well as exercise and self-care instructions (and a herbal prescription if we decided that it might be helpful for you), so that you can start your treatment right away.

Many patients find this dedicated intake/beginning of the treatment very helpful in providing their information to me and receiving detailed care plans as there is no rush in the process. 

If you prefer in-office hands-on treatments, this will also be discussed in this session whether the benefit of doing an in-office treatment outweighs the risk of doing so. If we concluded that in-office session is safe for you, you'll be invited to the office follow-up session at a later date.

I am looking forward to meeting you virtually to support your health journey!

Important Note: 

Chinese Medicine (and Acupuncture) and Massage Therapy are separate entities and each of them requires a separate intake and assessment, and are billed as such. Thus they cannot be offered in the same appointment.

Not sure which treatment to book?  Reach out via Discovery Call.

Step 3: Follow-up Sessions (Virtual & In-person)

Welcome back!

Please book your follow-up session online.

Returning after 6 months or more? 
Please book an initial virtual session so that we can do a thorough evaluation of your current health status and restructure your treatment plan.

I am looking forward to catching up with you and continuing to support your health transformation!

Step 4: Closure/Graduation

Once your symptoms are cleared and/or you’re back on track, we will move on to exiting/closing your treatment plan (graduation).


This means to reduce the frequency of visits and you will take off on your own.

If you developed new symptoms or need occasional maintenance visits for a health check-in (ie. seasonal balancing), you are always welcome to book in!