Private Healing Sessions

Rebirthing our individual selves is the Collective rebirthing.

Who do you wish to Be?

— Dr. Jem Minor, Daoist Sacred Embodiment Facilitator, 
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Are You Ready to Thrive In Your True Essence?

At Nourishing Alchemy Healing Arts, you are met exactly where you are, whether that's in acute physical or emotional crisis, or you're ready for the next level of transformation as you step into a new phase of life.

I'll support you in your alchemical healing journey with an individualized approach that may include a combination of acupuncture, bodywork, herbal medicine, nutrition, qi gong, breath work, meditation, movement practices, and wellness coaching.

My mission is to support You in overcoming trauma and making the changes you wish to make in your life that will allow you to Thrive, in alignment with your True Qi. ~ Jem

Private services include in-person and distance healing sessions and wellness coaching. (See below for pricing.)

Specialties include:

  • Classical Chinese Medicine
  • Deep Clearing Treatments for Trauma Healing
  • Women's Health
  • Sexual Cultivation Work
  • Alchemical Acupuncture
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Dr. Jennifer (Jem) Minor


Doctor of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Licensed Acupuncturist

Faculty Member of Daoist Traditions College

Healing Tao Qi Gong Instructor

Feminine Power Facilitator

Master Alchemy Practitioner
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Your Healing Journey Is Unique To YOU!

Individualized sessions allow us to go much deeper into understanding how your trauma history and ancestral baggage have contributed to any current patterns or life situations that are keeping you from Thriving Now. Together, we can find and take action on the best next steps to support you on the path to living your fullest potential.

I am committed to meeting you exactly where you are, with love and trust in your innate Wholeness. I want you to feel empowered in your own healing process to make the changes you wish to make in your life, with all the compassionate support you deserve!

My private session services include: acupuncture, bodywork, Daoist abdominal massage, Alchemy, moxibustion, gua sha, stone medicine, medical qi gong, guided visualization, herbal medicine prescriptions, nutritional and wellness coaching, and/or alchemical life strategizing — some of which may be done on Zoom conference calls anywhere in the world, while other services are only available in person, in Asheville NC.

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Private Session Payment & Pricing

Updated June 2024

Payment is due in full at the time of treatment or class session. For your convenience, you may also pay in advance online when you book your treatment or register for classes.

Initial private session intake is usually 90 minutes (including treatment), unless other factors discussed during a phone consultation led us to agree on a 75-minute or 2-hour initial session.

Follow-up treatments (acupuncture, alchemy, Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage, medical qi gong, distance healing, herbal consultations, and alchemical coaching sessions) are usually 60, 75, or 90 minutes, with occasional 30-minute Zoom or phone sessions available.

Session Length

  • 90 minutes: standard rate $180, Gliding scale $120-240
  • 75 minutes: standard rate $150, gliding scale $100-200
  • 60 minutes: standard rate $120, gliding scale $80-160

❧ About the Gliding Scale versus Standard Rates

The standard rates are listed to provide an idea of the usual price, in case anyone is uncertain or uncomfortable about determining where they fall in the intentionally wide range of the Gliding Scale. (These standards were reinstituted after feedback from clients who reported anxiety about the “Gliding Scale for All” policy during the pandemic, which is the opposite of the intention! The whole idea of a Gliding Scale is to reduce financial anxiety by creating access for those who need it, as well as to offer an invitation to those who are able to be generous. This balance allows my business to support my family sustainably, while honoring my values of providing quality care for a wide range of budgets.)

Anyone is free to use the Gliding Scale, or to simplify things by paying the standard rates listed, no questions asked.

The lower end of the Gliding Scale range is the Community-Supported price, and the upper end is the greatly appreciated Pay-It-Forward amount that makes Community-Supported prices possible for those who truly need it. No documentation of income is needed.

Please note that a limited number of sessions are available each month at the lower end, to ensure this model is sustainable for my family and our community. Please tune in to what feels right for your current and evolving situation!

Ghost Points, Deep Clearing or Alchemy sessions may be scheduled in segments of 2 to 6 hours at a time, as needed. To reduce anxiety about the financial piece of such a life-changing session, the Gliding Scale for these sessions is $70-180/estimated hour, usually with the total amount agreed upon in advance to suit your budget, so there’s no pressure to finish faster just due to pricing. (For instance, agreeing to $500 for a 5-6-hour session, rather than trying to finish in 5 hours to stay on budget, if the chosen rate were $100/hr.) It’s better to schedule extra time and not need it, than not to allow enough time for such sessions to unfold naturally! The Gliding Scale allows you to decide what you wish to pay for the full treatment, regardless of how long the session actually takes, which generally offers peace of mind to both of us.

Child treatments (birth-age 12) may be booked for shorter intervals; usually 30 minutes is sufficient, with a gliding scale of $20-60. Please book a free phone consultation to discuss your child’s needs and health history prior to scheduling their session. (Infant sessions usually only require a few minutes, and may even be added on to a postpartum house call for free!)

House calls start at $140 per hour (if within 20 minutes of downtown Asheville), and may be shared by multiple members of the same household receiving treatments at the same time. (This is highly recommended for postpartum families, and is a fun gift card to give or receive!) Depending on location and circumstances, limited gliding scale options may be available.

Herbal prescription prices vary and will be estimated as closely as possible prior to filling the prescription. Herbal prices quoted will include tax and shipping, if applicable.

❧ Payment Methods

Payments may be made by cash, check, Zelle, Venmo, PayPal, or credit card, and are due at the time of your visit (unless part of a recurring course subscription paid monthly online).

Cash, check, or fee-free online methods are preferred! Please make checks out to Jennifer Minor. Please note that there will be a $30 fee for any returned checks.

Health Savings Account debit cards sometimes work for acupuncture (provided you have sufficient funds in that account), but occasionally they are declined for unknown reasons, so please have an alternate payment option available as well.

Zelle or PayPal: [email protected]
Venmo: @Jennifer-Minor-19

❧ Cancellation and Refund Policies

Cancellations must be made via phone call or text message. (Likewise, if you may be late, please call or text Jem directly at 907-351-1521.)

Please do not cancel via Acuity (online scheduler) less than 2 days in advance.

There is a fee for any cancellations made less than 24-hours in advance. Cancellation fees are in proportion to the type of treatment scheduled:

— 60-90-minute Individual Treatments: $50
— Half-day Alchemy/Ghost Point Sessions: $150

This fee may be waived in the event of an emergency — as long as “emergencies” remain infrequent!

Please note that you are welcome to come to your appointment if sick, wearing a mask and taking other precautions, if you would still physically be comfortable on the table; Chinese medicine is helpful for acute illnesses, too!

Cancellation fee payment is appreciated promptly, and may be made via credit card over the phone, in person, online, by PayPal or Zelle to [email protected] (please make a note of client name and date of appointment missed), Venmo @Jennifer-Minor-19, or via check by mail, if necessary.

Thank you for your understanding, and for helping to keep our small business model sustainable and beneficial for the whole community!

If you need to reschedule, please do so at your earliest convenience, to allow that spot to be opened up for other clients. You are also welcome to give your session to someone else (with clarity about who is responsible for payment), if you cannot make it on short notice; please call or text Jem to communicate this and to have the required paperwork sent to the lucky recipient.

Please note that there are also package options for both in-person and online private sessions that accompany my Thriving Beyond Trauma online course, as well as packages for distance healing and Zoom coaching sessions.

If you'd like a taste of my teaching style and energy, to see if we're a good fit for each other, register here for the free mini-course Embodying Courage in Challenging Times! 

Or schedule a free phone consultation...

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