Community acupuncture is intended to be as accessible as possible to all people. This clinic charges a sliding scale rate of $20 – $40 per session (with a one- time paperwork fee of $10 on your first visit)

No questions asked. No proof of income required.

We know that the key to success with acupuncture is frequent, consistent treatment. We want you to be able to come in as often as you need to to have you feeling better.

Please note our cancellation policy:

In order to keep rates affordable, 24 hours notice is necessary to cancel or reschedule an appointment. All appointments that are rescheduled, missed or cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged the regular fee for that appointment. If appointments have been purchased in a package, the missed, cancelled or rescheduled appointment will be deducted from the package.

Meet the Team

Laurel Irons, R.Ac., ADS

Laurel is a Registered Acupuncturist and certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. She completed the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Doctorate Diploma Program in 2004 and continues to study new and exciting ways to treat people with acupuncture. She is trained in TCM and Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion, Tung and Tan style Balance Method acupuncture, Koryo Hand Therapy, and NADA acupuncture for addictions and mental health.

Laurel is also a Clinical Herbalist working in Eastern and Western traditions of herbology. She is an avid wildcrafter, and makes most of her remedies at her apothecary in Keremeos.

Laurel works with a diversity of physical and mental health concerns. Areas she treats include many kinds of injury and pain, stress and mental health, sleep disturbances, smoking cessation and addictions treatment, and internal diseases including digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular and reproductive health. She particularly enjoys finding and treating the underlying patterns within complex and stubborn conditions.

With a background in front line support and outreach work, social justice and environmental stewardship, she advocates for accessible holistic health services, community centered care and treatment on demand.

Laurel is owner, acupuncturist and herbalist at Okanagan-Similkameen Community Acupuncture and Holistic Health in Keremeos, and is excited to offer her services in Oliver and Osoyoos as well, at South Okanagan Physiotherapy.


The following professionals are not directly affiliated with Okanagan-Similkameen Community Acupuncture, but provide their private services at our clinic. Together we aim to bring high-quality integrative care to the community.


Micheala Slipp, M.A., C.C.C.-S, ATR

Counselling, Art Therapy & Clinical Supervision services

I hold a B.A. in Psychology, a Bachelor of Fine Arts and an M.A. in Creatives Arts Therapies.  I am currently working towards a Doctoral Degree (Ed.D) with a research focus in distance Clinical Supervision practices. I am also working towards certification as a Somatic Experiencing trauma practitioner with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.

I have completed graduate level or professional training in the following areas: first stage trauma treatment, critical incident stress debriefing, complex trauma and dissociation in childhood, couples therapy, digital ethics and e-counselling, clinical supervision, rural mental health, art therapy, sandplay therapy and transcultural psychiatry. In addition to individual therapeutic work I am involved with pan-Canadian projects that are advancing counsellor regulation across the country.

Outside of work, I strive to bring balance to my life through my artistic practice as a painter.  I usually show work in galleries on a bi-annual basis.


Melanie Newman Carbery – Canadian Certified Reflexologist
Desert Sage Reflexology
Discover peace, balance and health through full foot reflexology treatments. Enjoy this deeply relaxing and healing modality.