Virtual Telehealth Sessions
Teresa Lam, Dr. TCM-R.Ac

Book with Teresa Lam, Dr. TCM-R.Ac

Virtual Telehealth Sessions
Lesley Ormiston  R.TCM.P – R.Ac

Book with Lesley Ormiston R.TCM.P

Telehealth Sessions
Traditional Chinese Medicine

Due to the recent COVID crisis, we have been unable to provide in-person treatments to our clients. However, we are happy to announce that we are launching our new virtual health consultations.

These consultations are 30 Minutes in length for returning clients and 45 Minutes for new clients. They consist of an assessment that we provide followed by recommendations which may include self-acupressure, scraping techniques, stretching suggestions, herbal support, and also very important diet and lifestyle recommendations.

To launch our new service, we are offering the following promotion:

New patients – 45 min session – $50 per session (discounted from $75 for as long as SOMA is closed)

Returning patients – 30 min session – $50 per session or $120 for a package of 3 sessions

To learn more about what Lesley & Teresa offer in their Virtual health consultations, please click on their individual videos below.

We look forward to meeting you on our secure, encrypted virtual platform.

Please take good care.
Teresa Lam, Dr. TCM – R.Ac and Lesley Ormiston R.TCM.P – R.Ac

*** All Virtual Telehealth Sessions will be booked through Soma West on Janeapp online booking

Frequently Asked Questions

Virtual Telehealth Sessions
Traditional Chinese Medicine

Frequently asked questions:

Q: How long is a session and what is the cost?

A: Sessions for returning clients are 30 min and $50 each or $120 for 3. For new clients, the sessions are 45min and for the duration of Soma’s closure, $50.  (Regular price: $75).

Q: What treatments are offered in a TCM virtual consultation?

A: There are a variety of treatments and recommendations offered during a consult.  These include but are not limited to: prescribed herbal formulas, self-acupressure and massage, stretches/movement therapy, self-moxibustion and gua sha, diet and lifestyle recommendations.   

Q: Will I be covered by my extended health provider?

A: It is our understanding that to date, both Sun Life and Manulife are offering coverage for ‘telehealth’ provided by registered TCM practitioners, however, we recommend that you call prior to your session to confirm this.  We have been told that coverage is under review by Great West Life and Blue Cross is not currently offering coverage. 

Q: Are the sessions confidential?

A: Yes, our video virtual consultations are strictly confidential and occur on the Jane platform, Soma’s trusted on line booking and charting service provider.

Q: How do I book an appointment?

A: You can book your session via our on-line booking service found at  Returning clients use your existing profile and select the 30min Virtual Health Consultation for the practitioner of your choice.  New clients create a profile and select the 45min Virtual Health Consultation for the practitioner of your choice.  You will also be sent a Health Intake form to be completed before your first session.

Q: Do I need any special equipment, apps and what kind of device can I use for the session?

A: A link to your video session will be emailed to you.  You click on the link on the device of your choice, smart phone, tablet/ipad or computer and you will be connected via video with your practitioner.

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

with Lesley Ormiston, Practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and Teresa Lam, Acupuncturist and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Lesley Ormiston brings 15 years of dedicated practice and study to support her clients’ towards greater wellness. Her work is inspired by the use of Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Yoga. The treatments she offers aim to address the complexity of each person’s health challenges so as to effect change at the root of physical, mental and emotional imbalances.

In her practice, Lesley uses all of her skills to support the varied needs of her clients. She welcomes individuals of all ages and addresses a wide range of issues including: pre and post natal health, gynaecology, digestive imbalances, pain and injury, chronic conditions, depression, anxiety and psychosomatic related issues.

Please check out her first article post on our website: Supporting Post Partum Health with Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Teresa Lam enjoys practising Acupuncture and herbal medicine to identify solutions for her Teresa is most dedicated in her practice of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Her deep appreciation for Traditional Chinese Medicine started years ago when she experienced her own health problems resolving through the use of Acupuncture & Herbs. She saw first-hand how Chinese Medicine treated both the root cause and manifestation (symptoms) of a health condition, which was very different from merely covering up symptoms, only to see the original problem worsening or transforming into some other problems in time. Teresa treats various health conditions including: Pain, Injuries, Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression, Digestive disorders, Gynecological issues, as well as working in Preventative care to achieve overall balance and maintenance. Besides Acupuncture and Herbs, she also uses Food Cure and Cupping. Teresa’s first priority is her patients’ well-being. She listens carefully to her patients to find out what truly matters to them. Teresa looks forward to meeting you at Soma Studio West, a space and team which she has treasured for many years.

To book an acupuncture appointment with Lesley or Teresa, please visit our Online Booking.

*Acupuncture and TCM are covered by most extended benefit plans. 
*ICBC claims welcomed – book with Teresa Lam

Acupuncture Therapists

Lesley Ormiston

R.TCM.P - R.Ac

Teresa Lam

Dr. TCM - R.Ac - RMT

Soma West - Kitsilano

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