Fees & Policies

Office treatment Fees

Initial intakes are 50-90 minutes, and follow-up treatments are 50-60 minutes. Unlike many acupuncturists who see multiple patients in overlapping time slots, you will have Kari's undivided attention throughout your treatment time. 

Making acupuncture and healing accessible to as many people as possible is of the utmost importance, therefore, a sliding scale is offered for each individual treatment. The sliding scale is self determined by the individual, based on what feels comfortable to them. 

She is also currently offering packages for people who need further discounts. They can be applied to any combination of modalities that Kari practices.

Home Microsystem Kits

A home/travel kit of tools used to stimulate acupuncture reflex points, accompanied by a video tutorial and written guide so that you can learn how to start using the wonderfully powerful healing method of the ear and hand microsystems yourself, from the comfort of your home or wherever you may go!

Free contactless local (MDI) deliveries or pickups from the Somesville office. If you are located elsewhere or prefer shipment, there is a $5 shipping fee.


Thanks to technology, we can now have a full consultation using video chat! The difference is that instead of Kari using needles to achieve your acupuncture results, we use the tools from the microsystem kits! Through pictures and live video, Kari is able to direct you to acupuncture points on yourself that will most benefit you in your current state and guide you to placing tools, such as magnets, on these areas. This method of tele-acupuncture is proving to be very effective and more accessible for many people that have worked with Kari. A one-time purchase of a microsystem home kit is needed for this form of session. You will get the kit and the accompanying tutorial+guide for a reduced price of $15 ($5 shipping, or free local pickup). The price of these sessions is the same as a regular appointment (sliding scale $70-$100 or any of the packages also apply).

Sliding Scales

The way that Kari’s sliding scales work is that you decide what is affordable for you within the given range. It is not based on your income. Kari strongly believes that health should not be a privilege and that economics should not be a barrier to getting access to treatments that are needed and helpful, and Kari's aim by offering a sliding scale and package discounts is to make appointments more accessible to help you be able to make a commitment to your health.


Unfortunately, Kari does not currently accept insurance, as this would hinder her ability to offer things that make her services accessible to a large portion of the community who do not have insurance plans with acupuncture benefits. If she took insurance she would be unable to offer things like sliding scales and packages. She has determined that she can help more people by offering these services than she could by accepting insurance. However, if your insurance plan covers acupuncture and you would like to file with them for reimbursement, she is happy to discuss making the necessary documentation available upon request.

Cancellation Policy

You will never be charged for canceling your appointment with 24 hours notice. Forgotten appointments and last-minute non-emergency cancellations will be billed to you at the regular rate if the appointment cannot be filled by someone on the waitlist. Missed or last-minute cancellations due to pandemic considerations, poor weather, or hazardous driving conditions will never incur a cancellation fee. If you do not feel safe driving in winter weather conditions please do not hesitate to call and reschedule.