CONTACT & SCHEDULING
How to Schedule an Appointment:
Types of care available and Fees:
Inquiring initial consult, 5-10 minutes, by phone or in person: No cost
Initial visit, 60 – 90 minutes: $90.00
Return office visit, 45 – 60 minutes: $60.00
Cost of herbs and supplements are separate. The costs are dependent on ingredients and size of formula. A typical herbal patent formula is $15.00 for a 5-7 day supply. Custom made formulas will vary in cost, but will average $60.00 – $80.00 for the initial prescription, which includes determining the herbs needed (writing the formula) and $40.00 – $50.00 for a 1 month refill as needed.
“Acupuncture is a 5000 year old healthcare system that has proven itself over this time to help people enjoy their life more fully. It does this by re-balancing the energy system, called Qi, and removing blocks of pain that have stopped or slowed you down. It helps you build strong and balanced bodies and minds, especially with the additional use of herbs.
In my practice I use a combination of acupuncture, acupressure, herbs, moxibustion, cupping and other modalities. Together these are known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM is a preferred form of healthcare based on its effectiveness, affordability and lack of adverse side-effects when compared to Western medicine.”
Dr. McGill’s intention is to provide effective, compassionate healthcare for her patients. In order to provide the most complete healthcare using all the options available Dr. McGill continues to expand her knowledge and learn new techniques and methods to add into her “tool kit.” She knows good healthcare is about safe and effective choices combined with education and support to effectively implement them.
Her areas of expertise are in pain relief, migraines, and re-balancing the body and spirit after traumas – physical and psychological, regardless of how long go they may have happened.
Dr. McGill is a licensed acupuncturist in the states of Wisconsin, California, Minnesota and formerly New Mexico. She is currently a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, and Chinese Herbology, credential by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Arts with majors in Ancient Political Science, Psychology and Social Science graduating “summa cum laude” from the University of Minnesota, a Masters of Arts in Community Psychology and Hospital and Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota, a Doctorate in Divinity from Wayshower University and a Ph.D. in Oriental Medicine from American Liberty University, graduating with Academic Excellence. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on the effects of intention and energy on the healing process.
She has completed additional post graduate training in Esoteric Acupuncture, Master Tong’s Advanced Point Prescriptions for pain, auricular therapy, Chinese nutrition, aromatherapy and the use of plant essences and oils, acupuncture orthopedics and Battle Field Acupuncture (BFA) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and pain. She is certified in the Usui Shiki Kyoho lineage of Reiki healing, 2nd degree.
She has 8 books published, the last one “Eat Right Lose Weight: Introducing the 5 Element Nutrition.” in 2012 by Healing Time Press. Her current book to be published Fall, 2016 is on poetry.
Dr. McGill is currently active in finding ways to provide acupuncture for our veterans and active duty personnel who are suffering from PTSD and pain as a result of their service to our country.
Relevant Work History
Dr. McGill ran her own clinic in Los Angeles for over 20 years and for 10 years of that time she was also a professor at the following oriental medicine accredited educational institutions: Samra University of Oriental Medicine, Dongguk Royal University, Southern California University of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture (SCUOMA). She was Clinic Supervisor at the above schools for five years, overseeing 5-10 interns each quarter.
She helped set-up two free acupuncture clinics in the Los Angeles area. The first, Hollywood Free Clinic, served a predominantly Hispanic population and was staffed by interns from SCUOMA, and the second clinic served the gay, lesbian and transvestite population staffed by interns from Samra University.