Andrea, We received some very happy news this week…. I’m pregnant! We are over the moon with joy. Thank you so much for all your efforts with these treatments to bring healing to my body since this past June. I KNOW that my time, energy and financial resources were not wasted and I’m grateful I found your clinic and that we were able to avoid the IVF process. We were planning to start that process next month. Right around the time I believe I conceived, I had an ultrasound that week and the large cyst we were treating had completely disappeared and there were no signs of inflammation. A perfect environment for conception.
Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist
Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine
The truth is that I love what I do. I love this medicine. It’s fulfilling and inspiring while also being one of the most prolific and capable medicines I’ve encountered – from the herbal pharmacopoeia – to how interwoven the meridian system is with our anatomy | mind | emotions – I am in awe of of the bodies ability to heal and more importantly my patients ability to galvanize, open heartedly, towards their own health.” – Andrea Iwi’ula, EAMP, LAc, FABORM
Andrea Iwi’ula (E-Vee-oo-lah) earned her Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Bastyr University, a leading academic center for natural health sciences. As a licensed and nationally certified Acupuncturist since 1998, she is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), the Washington East Asian Medicine Association (WEAMA) and is licensed in both Washington and New York State.
Combining her extensive training in 5-Element theory, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and a foundation in Western sciences, Andrea delivers a unique style of acupuncture that provides a holistic approach to health care while being rooted in research and physiology. Along with Acupuncture, she offers dietary advice, nutritional and herbal support as well as the utilization of East Asian Medicine healing modalities like Moxibustion, cupping, Qi-Gong and gua-sha.
Andrea’s areas of focus include Fertility Enhancement and Assisted Reproductive Technologies, anxiety/depression/stress relief, pain management and Facial Rejuvenation.
She is passionate about her craft and has been actively involved in furthering the Washington State acupuncture community and advancing her education for over a decade.
2013 | Became a Fellow of the American Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Reproductive Medicine, with a specialty in Fertility Enhancement and Assisted Reproductive Technologies (including Male Factor, Endometriosis, DOR, PCOS, IUI, IVF)
2013 | Received Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine from Bastyr University. Andrea formulates Chinese herbal preparations that are unique and specialized for your individual constitution.
2009-2011 | Member, Board of the Washington East Asian Medicine Association (WEAMA) where she successfully worked to pass legislation to update and expand the scope of practice for Acupuncturists in Washington State (the first legal update in 24 years).
2007-2011 | Adjunct Professor, Bastyr University, Masters of Science Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, teaching Jurisprudence and Practice Management.
2010 | Completed advanced coursework in 5-Element Acupuncture with Lonny Jarret, internationally recognized author, practitioner, and teacher of Chinese medicine and author of Nourishing Destiny and The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine.
2005 | Completed five year program in ancient Hawaiian culture, spirituality, energetics, and healing modalities and their use in modern society, including intense study of Lomi Kino body work and Kahea.
2003 | Studied technique, diagnosis and treatment of underlying causes of premature aging and skin revitalization to become Facial Rejuvenation practitioner (Acupuncture “facelift”).
2001 | Completed advanced coursework in ToyoHari (a subtle style of acupuncture originating from Japan).