New Patients

 

New patients

 

How to Proceed

 

Complimentary Phone Consultation

Do you wish to talk to Mika and learn more about her practice? Book a free 15 min phone consultation with Master Practitioner, Mika. This will be the opportunity for you to get to know her and ask all questions you may have.

If you already decide to work with her, go ahead to book online any initial session. 
 

Popular first sessions:

Initial In-person Acupuncture NC or NY

Initial In-Person Energy Soul Therapy in NC or NY or Virtual Session

Initial Comprehensive Consultation in NC or NY or Virtual Session
 

At the first session

Mika will discuss a healing plan on how to heal and restore your health and wellbeing, including treatment modes, the frequency and the duration needed to accomplish your goal. Your healing journey begins. 

She will provide her support and care to make sure your healing is in progress. 
 


 

Locations

 

Online/virtual Office: Access from anywhere

Charlotte, NC Office: 5200 Park Road Suite 104E Charlotte NC 28209

New York, NY Office: 115 West 30th Street Suite 505 New York NY 10001

 

Charlotte Office: 5200 Park Road Suite 104E Charlotte NC 28209


Instruction: After entering the driveway to 5200 Park Road, please take an IMMEDIATE RIGHT to come around on the right side of Building 1, along side of Sugar Creek. The office is located in Building 1 on the first floor, Suite 104E.
 

 

 
New York Office: 115 West 30th Street Suite 505 New York NY 10001


Instruction: After hours and weekends, dial *30 from outside intercom box. 

 

 


 

Practice Policy
 

Communications: 
  • After booking an appointment, you will receive an email confirmation for your appointment immediately. 

  • After you receive the confirmation email, you will receive an email to prompt you to create your account online and fill out an intake form. Please follow the instruction and fill out the form before the first appointment. 

  • We will send appointment reminders via email and/or text message three days and again one day prior to your appointment.

  • We make effort to stay in touch with you between appointments. Please contact us by phone (not text message) or email if you need clarification on our instructions or if you have an immediate question about ongoing treatment between appointments. Please note that our communications between appointments should be considered to be general support for your healing process and not a consultation. If you need a consultation, please set up a follow-up online consultation to clearly address your issues.
     
For the appointment:
  • Please arrive a few minutes early to your appointment.

  • We recommend that you keep your schedule  

  • If you are late for your appointment, we will not be able to extend your session.

 

Frequency of Treatment: How many sessions do you need? 
  • Our practice focuses on healing the root cause of condition(s) and our goal is "sustainable" holistic healing. It means that merely eliminating acute symptoms, such as pain, is often not enough to achieve sustainable result. 

  • Acute phase:  
    • For any acute condition, such as pain, we try to alleviate symptom as fast as I can. Even if you feel relieved within 1-3 sessions, PLEASE CONTINUE TREATMENT until resolving the root cause of your condition. 

    • Generally, we recommend patients to visit every 2 weeks. Exceptionally for an acute condition, weekly treatments may be necessary for 1-2 sessions. 

  • Chronic phase:

    • Generally, we recommend patient to visit every 2-3 weeks. 

  • Preventive - transformational phase:

    • Our practice promotes preventive, proactive support for long-last health and wellness. 

    • We recommend patients to visit once a month on an ongoing basis to prevent illness and proactively maintain health and wellness. 



Payment:
  • The patient is responsible for payment at the time of service in full.
     
  • Packages are available for Acupuncture and Energy-Soul Therapy, and Far-Infrared Heat Therapy. 
     
  • We accept cash, check, credit card, and Venmo.
     
  • We kindly ask to agree to keep your credit card on file to expedite the payment process. All payments are recorded and invoices are provided. 

 

Insurance:
  • Mika Ichihara is a licensed acupuncturist in the States of New York and North Carolina.
  • She is listed as an out-of-network acupuncturist in these States. 

  • She accepts insurance for acupuncture in the state of New York and North Carolina, if

    • Your benefits cover out-of-network acupuncture; and 

    • Your deductible for out-of-network practitioners has been met.

 

 



Cancellation Policy


Private session:
  • We kindly request a minimum of 24 hours to reschedule or cancel your appointment so that we may have the opportunity to reschedule the time with another patient.

  • Any missed appointment without notice (no show), cancellation or rescheduling less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled time is subject to the following cancellation fees. 

    • Rescheduling within 24 hours: $50 (to reschedule within a week)

    • Cancelling the appointment within 24 hours: 100% of the session fee

    • No show: 100% of the session fee

  • We fully understand that situations may change unexpectedly. Therefore we ask the patient to be aware and conscious about the consequence of your last minutes cancellation and rescheduling. 

    • Changes in work schedule, urgent meeting, travel, etc. 

    • Child care issues

    • Travel hiccups – delayed flights, subway, traffic

    • Illness


Classes and Workshops:
  • No refunds are given for a withdrawal from a class, workshop, or program once it has begun.

  • 30 days prior to the event: Event fee is refundable with a cancellation fee of $50. 

  • 14 days prior to the event: 50% of the event fee is refunded.

  • Within 14 days of an event: No refund

  • Class make-ups are permitted within the same class. Fees paid for classes cannot be transferred to different classes or services.

 


 

Disclaimer


Please note, Mika Ichihara, M.S., L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist and holistic practitioner, and not a medical doctor. Always consult a medical doctor or appropriate physician to discuss your conditions and receive their medical advice. You should not rely on this website for diagnosis or medical advice, which serves solely as general holistic guidance to your conditions. Mika Ichihara may provide general information about medical conditions and treatments. However, the information provided by Mika Ichihara and this website is not a substitute for medical advice. Mika Ichihara assumes no responsibility or liability for any consequence resulting directly or indirectly from action taken based on her holistic advice and the information or material on or linked to this site.

Any program, workshop, seminar, class, conference, course or using any of Love & Compassion’s services and its content are not designed to and do not provide medical advice. Never disregard professional medical advice, or delay in seeking it, because of something you have learned, viewed, listened to, read, or otherwise ascertained or obtained (collectively “learned”) based on any program, workshop, seminar, class, conference, course, or service from Love & Compassion and its content conveyed to attendee in any form. Anything you learn from the information is not intended to replace the services of a trained physician or be a substitute for medical advice. Love & Compassion and Mika Ichihara recommend that you consult a physician in all matters relating to your health, particularly for any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. Love & Compassion and Mika Ichihara make no representations or warranties for any information offered or provided in any program, workshop, seminar, class, conference, course or using any of Love & Compassion’s services regarding your medical needs.