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MISSION: To provide a safe environment for healing through compassion and support for one's personal wellness using Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine.

ABOUT CHRISTY

Christy is a National Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She earned a Master's degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. Christy received extensive clinical training in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Tui Na (Chinese medical massage), Cupping, Gua Sha (dermal friction therapy), Moxibustion, and Auriculotherapy. She uses a variety of styles including Traditional Chinese and Japanese Meridian therapy in which she tailors to the needs of each of her patients. She also incorporates nutritional therapy and Qi Gong exercises (movement therapy) in her treatments. Christy treats a wide range of conditions including stress, fatigue, insomnia, acute & chronic pain, sports injuries, auto accident injuries, women's health, men's health, pregnancy support, fertility, depression, anxiety and digestive complaints.

Christy is Cambodian-American, a Seattle native, animal lover, travel enthusiast, and enjoys the outdoors. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Business from Seattle University and worked for corporate companies for many years before finding her passion for Chinese medicine. In her youth, she battled depression and anxiety which lead her to the healing power of acupuncture. She believes that it is never too late to reinvent one's life and health. Christy recognizes that everyone has imbalances and it is key to support the body's natural ability to heal and harmonize itself. Her job is to support her patient's healing process through each step, using her knowledge of Chinese medicine.  

CERTIFICATIONS
  • Licensed Acupuncturist, L.Ac.
  • East Asian Medicine Practitioner, E.A.M.P.
  • Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, M.Ac.O.M.
  • Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, Dipl. O.M. NCCAOM
  • Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, NADA certified

SERVICES

CHINESE MEDICINE

An ancient healing system that is over 3,000 years old. It combines the practice of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Tui Na (Chinese medical massage), Qi Gong (movement therapy), and Nutritional Therapy.


ACUPUNCTURE

A healing method that uses fine, sterilized, stainless-steel needles that are gently inserted into the skin to stimulate acupuncture points. Acupuncture points connect to larger meridians within the body that promote the free flow of Qi or energy and reduces stagnation and pain. Scientific research studies have found that the insertion of fine needles into acupuncture points uses the same internal pathways as the parasympathetic nervous system, which puts our body into the state of rest and balance. These pathways also trigger natural dopamine stimulation that decreases pain responses in the body. Acupuncture also promotes local and systemic blood circulation and speeds the healing process of inflammation that can help a variety of health conditions.

CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE

Widely tested herbal remedies that can address a variety of conditions including colds/flus, musculoskeletal pain, digestive complaints, stress, insomnia, and menstrual disorders. These herbal formulas are customized to each patient’s unique condition and constitution using a mix of over 350 plants, minerals, and other organic materials. Herbs can be taken internally or externally. Internally, herbs are prescribed as a tea either from raw, powdered, or granulated herbs. Teapills or capsules are also available. Life Seed Acupuncture offers herbs in granulated and pill form. All herbal products have undergone high standard quality assurance and testing. Tests include analysis for heavy metals, dangerous pesticides, and sulfur dioxide.

TUI NA

Chinese medical massage combines acupressure and bodywork that targets the movement of Qi and blood along the acupuncture meridians to unblock constraint and reduce pain in the body. Tui Na treats acute and chronic musculoskeletal issues and can increase the effectiveness of your acupuncture treatment.

CUPPING

A healing therapy that uses small glass or plastic cups on the skin with vacuum suction. This method helps increase blood circulation, breaks stagnation and deep muscle tensions, and removes toxins in the body. This suction therapy may create light bruising on the skin that will last for a few days.

GUA SHA

Gua Sha is also known as scraping, coining, or spooning. This is a dermal friction therapy that creates light bruising on the skin which can help break deep muscle tensions, heal old injuries, release toxins, and aids colds/flus. A smooth-edged tool is applied to lubricated skin with pressured strokes that helps stimulate blood flow and circulation.

MOXIBUSTION

A warming therapy that employs the burning of dried mugwort herbs (moxa) over acupuncture points or on top of needles to introduce warmth into the acupuncture meridians for increased healing, blood production, and energy flow.

QI GONG

Movement therapy that combines breathing exercises and visualization to promote the cultivation of Qi or energy. It also moves energy throughout the entire body and releases tension patterns in our muscles and posture over time.

NUTRITIONAL THERAPY

Food is medicine that we consume on a daily basis, containing energetics that can be used to treat and regulate health conditions. Knowing which foods work best for your body type can empower and help you achieve your health goals.