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.
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.
Ramsey is a graduate of Bastyr University, where he has completed his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture (MSAOM) and is currently enrolled Bastyr’s DAOM program (2019). He also has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and is a member of Psi Chi, the international honor society for Psychologists as well as being a lifetime member of Mensa whose experience in healthcare spans more than 20 years. Acupuncture, Qigong, Taiji, Tuina (Chinese medical massage), point injection therapy (PIT), Swedish massage, deep tissue, shiatsu, trigger point/neuromuscular therapy, fitness training and reiki are some of the tools that reside in his professional toolbox. What gloriously binds the elements of his toolbox together is his lifelong philosophy of, “embrace life one individual (patient) at a time while expanding general knowledge in the world.” This expanding 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, the arts, philosophy, consciousness studies, theological studies, sports, martial arts, spiritual studies and practices have led him to be an active participant in these communities by practicing acupuncture as well engaging in acupuncture research.