Contact Brenda

NEW LOCATION !  Northgate Meridian Building, 2111 N Northgate Way, suite 201, Seattle, WA 98133

(206) 930.1238
japaneseacupuncture(at)icloud.com
or use the contact form below.

brenda loew stillpoint health practitioner japanase acupunctureBrenda Loew

M.Ac., EAMP / L.Ac.

When the body is in HARMONY and its ENERGY is balanced, we will FEEL AT EASE.

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NEW LOCATION !  Northgate Meridian Building, 2111 N Northgate Way, suite 201, Seattle, WA 98133                       I offer pain-free, Japanese-style traditional therapies to promote vibrant good health for adults and children.

I am happiest when engaged in dialogue with people on how to make the ancient “Qi” wisdom of the ancestors come alive in our modern times, and am passionate about humanity’s relationship with nature.

“All Medicine is Love.” (a quote from one of my mentors, Yanagishita sensei)

Services


Gentle Japanese-style acupuncture including:

Other services:

Sessions


The fee for all adult appointments [scheduled for one hour] is currently  $ 100. Children (up to age 7) are scheduled for 30 minutes and the fee is $40 to $55 depending on age. (Limited sliding scale payment may be available, call to discuss.)

Please note that there is a 24 hour cancellation policy.

Kindly wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing with minimal jewelry and perfume to your appointment. Children should wear clothes easy to remove and put back on.

Please leave me your email address and I will email you a health questionnaire, HIPAA forms, financial policy, scope of practice, clinic information, etc. Kindly bring the forms (filled out) to your first appointment.

Hours


NEW LOCATION !  Northgate Meridian Building, 2111 N Northgate Way, suite 201, Seattle, WA 98133

Tuesday ~ noon to 5:30 (last appointment)

Thursday ~ 9 am to 5:30 pm  (last appointment)

Friday ~ call for availability

* I am the co-founder and team leader for Seattle Acupuncture for Veterans (SAV), a FREE clinic for veterans and their families held at Solid Ground on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Private Practice Price – $ 100 for adults, $ 50 for children

Insurance & Payment


I do not accept private insurance in my practice but can give you forms to submit to your insurance carriers for out-of-network care. Please supply insurance group number and ICD diagnosis code if referred by your PCP, and other pertinent details. [Note: I am covered by insurance plans when I supervise students at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Feel free to schedule there.]

Payment is due at time of service unless other financial arrangements have been made in advance. Full treatment charge is applied for missed appointments unless 24 hour courtesy notice is given. Please bring check or cash as I do not process credit cards at this time. Thank you for your understanding.

Training & Accreditations


Click HERE to see the list of the instructors in Japan that have been my trainers.

  • My Washington State Acupuncture license is # 00000100.  I have been licensed as an acupuncturist since 1991.
  • I received my Masters in Acupuncture (M.Ac.) from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine [NIAOM] in 1994 and Acupuncture Therapist degree in 1991.
  • I received my Toyohari Meridian Therapy Certificate from Japan in 1996 and Advanced Toyohari certificate in 2005. I received a Japanese Acupuncture Certificate from NIAOM in 1998.
  • I am an authorized instructor in Toyohari Meridian Therapy since 1998.
  • I have been teaching Japanese-style acupuncture throughout North America since 1994 and regularly attend special trainings in Japan and in the U.S.
  • I am Clinical Adjunct Faculty and Continuing Education Faculty at Bastyr University; am Adjunct Faculty at Middle Way Acupuncture Institute in Mount Vernon, WA; and have taught at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC and Cercle des Arts Thérapeutiques in Montreal, Canada as well as other venues. (See resume for details).
  • I served as President of the Toyohari Association of North America (TANA) from 2001 to 2012, continue to serve as President of the Northwest Branch of the Toyohari Association, co-founded the Japanese Acupuncture Institute and co-founded Seattle Acupuncture for Veterans.
  • I am currently a candidate in a DAOM doctoral program (expected graduation December 2020).

Background


Please see my RESUME for details.
[Note: I also have a Masters in Regional Planning with an emphasis in Alternative Energy and joke that I am still doing “alternative energy planning” at a different scale!]

Resources


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Recommended Books


  • The Layman’s Guide to Acupuncture by Yoshio Manaka, M.D. and Ian A. Urquhart, Ph.D., Weatherhill Inc., 1997 edition.
  • Understanding Acupuncture by Stephen BIrch and Robert Felt, published by Churchill Livingstone, London & New York, 1999.
  • Chasing the Dragon’s Tail by Yoshio Manaka, M.D., Paradigm Publications, Brookline, MA, 1995
  • Japanese Acupuncture: A Clinical Guide by Stephen Birch & Junko Ida, published by Paradigm Publications, Brookline, MA, 1998