Meet Our Redmond Acupuncturists

In Washington, acupuncturists are classified as “East Asian Medicine Practitioners.” Our practitioners use the tools of Chinese Medicine to design a customized treatment plan for each patient. This may include: acupuncture, breathing and relaxation techniques, bodywork and massage, cupping, hot/cold therapy or Qigong, plus dietary advice and Chinese herbs to support the patient’s healing.

Communication between practitioner and patient is essential to achieve the desired results from each course of treatment.

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Tien N.

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In my training, I’ve had the opportunities to work with many practitioners.  These practitioners varied in their specialties and approaches to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  The commonality shared among these practitioners is that a harmonious and balanced environment promotes health.

Our body is a unique and intelligent system, able to signal changes when it is out of balance.  When we are aware of these signals, it is easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  This is reflected in my love for nature.  In observing nature, our external environment, we can be reminded to maintain the harmony of our internal environment: our body, mind, and emotions.

For those who are not familiar with TCM or acupuncture, I often hear a nervousness in relation to needles.  Great news!  There are many ways to therapeutically influence the body besides using needles.  This is where I incorporate the knowledge of Reiki and aromatherapy in combination with TCM.  For those who are needle-nervous, your sessions can consist of a combination of tree oils, essential oils, and acupressure instead.

TCM can address a wide array of issues: pain, stress, lack of energy, digestive imbalances, just to name a few.  As a holistic practitioner, I would like to emphasize that health consists of all aspects of your life.  I may address a physical condition you’re experiencing, but I will also be working with the mental-emotional component of your health.  All of these aspects are essential to your health.  When we are fulfilled in all these areas of our lives, we can then attain optimal health and flourish.

Jeanette G-M

EAMP, MSAOM, LAc – No. AC61193192

Jeanette was inspired to study Chinese Medicine with the goal to combine Eastern and Western therapies for the treatment and management of acute and chronic pain. Jeanette became intrigued by the physiological effects of pain, particularly unexplained pain in healthy individuals, when Western medicine was not enough to treat certain pain conditions. Her desire to do more for her massage therapy clients and her strong passion for medicine, lead Jeanette to Bastyr University where she graduated in 2017 with a dual major in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. 

Jeanette focuses her techniques on manual therapy in conjunction with acupuncture for the facilitation of pain relief. Jeanette’s expertise includes Chinese and Japanese acupuncture, electroacupuncture, scalp and ear acupuncture, traditional Chinese cupping and Gua sha scraping therapy, tui na and moxibustion. Additionally, Jeanette is certified in Point Injection Therapy and received further training in Trigger Point Acupuncture (dry needling).

In addition to pain pathologies, Jeanette also uses Chinese medicine for the treatment and management of neuromuscular disorders such as recent and past stroke conditions, idiopathic and secondary neuropathy, muscular atrophy and sclerotic diseases. Jeanette was motivated to treat neuromuscular pathologies after her physician sister was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), and she treated her sister with acupuncture and scalp acupuncture. Although there is no current cure for ALS, Chinese medicine helped her sister slow down muscular atrophy and loss of sensorimotor functionality. Additionally, Jeanette participated in the research of the effectiveness of scalp acupuncture and electroacupuncture for post-stroke rehabilitation and is determined to bring awareness of this remarkable post-stroke therapy.

Jeanette was born in Venezuela but grew up in WA and speaks fluent Spanish. She is the proud mother of two children.