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.
Ramsey was born and raised in New Orleans and is a graduate of the Atlanta School of Massage, member of Psi Chi, the international honor society for Psychologists and a lifetime member of Mensa whose experience in bodywork spans three decades. Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, neuromuscular therapy, tuina, and reiki are some of the tools that reside in his professional toolbox. What gloriously binds the elements of his toolbox is his lifelong philosophy of, “embrace life one individual (patient) at a time while expanding general knowledge in the world.” This growing of general knowledge should never overshadow the individual with whom you are interacting but rather be used to create genuine empathy, compassion, healing and love.
Ramsey’s love for science, medicine, philosophy, consciousness studies, theological studies, sports, martial arts, spiritual studies and practices have led him to many interesting places and experiences around the world including Bastyr University, where he has completed his Masters of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture (MSAOM) and is currently enrolled in the DAOM program.
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.