Is there anything you want to change in your life? Are you able to do things you want to do? Are you moving pain free? Do you have the energy level that you want? I work with patients who have a variety of health concerns, and these are some of the questions we ask as we develop illness and notice the limitations we have in our lives.
I believe in finding the root cause of illness and utilizing the different modalities of Chinese Medicine to help you live the life that you want to live. My approach to holistic health consists of diet, exercise, physical alignment, work life balance, family relationships and community. When any of these are out of balance, we begin to develop illness, which can manifest in many ways. If you are open to a team effort with strong communication, I would be an excellent fit for you. I believe in meeting you where you are, finding a treatment plan that you are comfortable with, and understanding your goals as we progress through your healing process.
I am accepting in-network insurance with most major providers that cover acupuncture, excluding Kaiser and OHP. HSA’s can also be used for Chinese Medicine.
Although I do work with many conditions; special interests include:
- Mental Health: Depression, Anxiety, Emotional issues, Brain Fog
- Men’s Health: Reproductive & Sexual Health
- Women’s Health: Infertility, Uterine Fibroids, Painful Menses, Irregular Menses, Endometriosis,
- Chronic Health Issues: Addiction & Cravings, Chronic Diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Chronic Fatigue
- GI: Chronic Diarrhea, Chronic Constipation, SIBO, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Food allergies & intolerances, acid reflux, heartburn, abdominal pain, gall stones, ulcers, parasites, yeast, candida
- Acute: Common cold, flu
- Skin: Acne, Eczema, Recalcitrant skin conditions
James graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. His main modalities include acupuncture, Asian bodywork, and herbal medicine. James has worked with a variety of instructors and maintains a primarily gentle approach in his treatments. His unique course work included training in Teishin, which is a non-insertion Japanese needling technique, studying Chinese herbs with Heiner Fruehauf on a trip to the Sichuan province in China and participating in his one-year mentorship.
James fell in love with Chinese Medicine after seeing results from acupuncture and herbal medicine. His new lifestyle includes a healthier diet, daily meditation, Qigong and primal movement exercise routines. He is excited to share his knowledge and experience with his patients. He finds himself happiest by water, and the coast is his favorite part of the Pacific Northwest.