Dreamclinic Massage Offers Acupuncture

in Seattle/Queen AnneSeattle/Roosevelt and Redmond

Acupuncture, with a history of more than 3,000 years, is based on the belief that a certain life-force energy (Qi, pronounced “chi”) flows throughout your body along energy pathways called meridians. When the flow of chi becomes blocked or unbalanced at any point on a pathway this is what leads to illness.

The goal of acupuncture is to unblock and rebalance the flow of Qi to stimulate the body’s own ability to return to healthy functioning.


Acupuncture Accelerates Healing By:

  • Sedating aspects of the Limbic system (which influence the endocrine and autonomic nervous system) to impact mood and hormonal imbalances
  • Releasing endorphins within the body that aid in relaxation and decreasing pain
  • Subduing the sympathetic nervous system ( “fight or flight” response), thereby reducing stress and improving immune function
  • Increasing blood circulation which nourishes the organs with oxygen, reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and regulates blood sugar

What to Expect Regarding Your Treatment Session

During the initial consultation, your acupuncturist outlines a treatment plan that is most appropriate for your condition. This plan may include a mix of acupuncture, bodywork, (life style and dietary advice), and herbal medicine.

  • 1st visit is primarily a consultation discussing your condition and treatment options
  • Mild and acute conditions can see immediate relief with minimal follow-up
  • Moderate and chronic conditions may require regular treatments over a longer period
  • A typical treatment session is 45 minutes

Effective Treatment for the Following Conditions: 

  • Orthopedic Medicine/Sports Injuries
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Women’s Health – including pre/post-natal support
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Adjunct Therapy for Upper Respiratory Illness
  • Chronic Pain

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New clients, enjoy a $20 discount off your first clinic visit. Mention promo code: DCWEB20 Click here to schedule your massage or acupuncture visit at one of our clinics or call 206-267-0863

Types of Acupuncture Practiced at Dreamclinic

Orthopedic Acupuncture

Muscle-focused acupuncture with a focus on structural and myofascial techniques. This technique involves applying needles directly into trigger points. Often used in combination with Chinese Medicine and massage therapy, this style of acupuncture treats musculoskeletal and neuromuscular dysfunction and pain only.

Best for:

  • muscle related injuries
  • neuromuscular dysfunction
  • pain management

Auricular Acupuncture

Stimulation of acupuncture points on the ear causes signals to travel through a specific part of the brain, the diencephalon, to the corresponding body parts.

Best for:

  • addiction
  • mood disorders
  • pain management

Japanese Acupuncture (Meridian Therapy)

Uses abdominal palpation and acupressure to “test” certain points.  Very gentle needling techniques are commonly used.

Best for:

  • treatment of the very young, weak or needle sensitive patient

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture

TCM acupuncture provides traditional needlework and often combines them with other techniques such as herbal medicine, massage, or diet and lifestyle changes.

Best for:

  • digestive disorders
  • sports injuries
  • stress / anxiety
  • congestion / common cold
  • Insomnia

Herbology, a key component of TCM, is now increasingly accepted by Western Medicine. Practitioners of Chinese Medicine use herbs in carefully constructed formulas based upon the individual and combined characteristics of the herbs themselves. An example: herbs that are cold in nature can treat fevers; herbs that are bitter in flavor can dry phlegm in the body and clear internal heat; Huang Qin, a herb that is both bitter and cold  can be used in a formula to treat high fevers, cough and thick phlegm.

Gua Sha

Gua sha is a traditional Chinese treatment — whose name roughly translates to “scraping bruises” — and involves using a smooth spoon-like instrument to break up restricted muscles. This method often creates bruising on the skin. The most constricted muscles turn the deepest red during scraping.

Best for:

  • scar tissue removal
  • tendinitis
  • pain management

Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy uses a combination of negative pressure and massage movements to soften tight muscles, tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue with the use of a suction device.

Best for:

  • respiratory conditions / congestion
  • high blood pressure
  • pain management

Please visit our page about using your Insurance at Dreamclinic for more information.

You can find pricing for acupuncture sessions on our Services page.