One of the many beauties of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is the attention given to each individual patient and the very unique symptoms and issues that he or she brings to the table. No headache, back pain or depression is seen outside the context of the person being treated. This is not a "one size fits all" medicine. The practitioner's capacity to listen deeply and source the best and most relevant information from the patient significantly affects the Acupuncture experience and its results.
Brook Lewis EAMP, L.Ac. Graduated from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 1997. Brook has been a licensed Eastern Asian Medicine Practitioner since 1998. She holds an undergraduate degree in English and a Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
Through years of in depth study in Eastern religions and philosophy with a focus on Buddhism, a love of African dance, world music and her own personal journey on the path of healthful living, Brook brings a broad range of understanding and presence to her practice as an Acupuncturist. Emphasizing the mind-body connection and recognizing the profound effects that occur when we are supported to simply pay attention to the body's messages, Brook employs acupuncture as the modality with which to respond and thus heal many ailments and imbalances.
Based in over 2500 years of empirical trial and study, Oriental medicine works with the natural vital energies inherent within all living things to promote the body's ability to heal it's self. It is an "energetic" modality. A practitioner uses the maps and systems learned in the context of what the ancient literature prescribed all those years ago. It is a complex, diverse and deep study of pathways referred to as "meridians". There are twelve Meridians and 400 points within those pathways, which correspond to very specific body systems, organs, their functions and potential imbalances.
Brook is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and holds certificates in trainings of Five Element, Japanese and Nogier Acupuncture. She has also trained in Acupuncture for Trauma, detox, and more recently the use of essential oils and their use in Acupuncture treatments.
My office is Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle.
Appointments are available Monday through Friday during the hours of 9:30am-7pm. Please feel free to call me directly at (206) 501-8708.