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.