Natalie Willits

Acupuncturist

Licensed Acupuncturist and East Asian Medicine Practitioner
National Board Certification in Chinese Herbal Medicine
National Board Certification in Acupuncture

Chinese medicine truly amazes me on a daily basis, and I love sharing its ancient yet fresh approach with my patients. When a patient comes out of a treatment feeling better than they realized was possible, I know I have done my job.  – Natalie Willits

I went to Natalie for my first-ever acupuncture appointment and didn’t know what to expect. She immediately put me at ease with her calm and nurturing presence (not to mention her impressive knowledge)! We worked on both my physical and emotional pain. I left feeling rejuvenated, relaxed, and excited to book my second appointment!

 

 

About Natalie

Natalie Willits is a licensed practitioner of East Asian Medicine in the state of Washington, and is board certified by the NCCAOM in both acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, and her Masters of Science degree from Bastyr University. Since graduating from Bastyr, she has enjoyed blending the unique practice of East Asian medicine with the knowledge of Western allopathic treatment. She enjoys helping a variety of patients, including those seeking treatment for acute/chronic pain, insomnia, digestive complaints, and psycho-emotional disorders. Natalie is also specializing in the treatment of infertility and fertility enhancement. She has studied with Jane Lyttleton, who has written the most important textbook on Natalie Willitsthe treatment of infertility with Chinese medicine. Natalie is studying

to sit for the national fertility board exam (ABORM) in early 2019.

Natalie has worked with the acupuncture teams at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s Pain Medicine Clinic, and the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership in Everett. She makes it a priority to stay up to date with Western medical research, and values its necessity in some paths to healing. With that being said, Natalie has loved using East Asian medicine to help patients in a natural and less invasive way. She works to resolve both the primary symptoms as well as the root cause, which leads to longer lasting recoveries for her patients.

To help resolve pain and activate the healing process, Natalie uses a variety of techniques, including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Tui Na (a type of body work), moxibustion, cupping, the balancing technique, and nutrition recommendations.

Watch Natalie discussing how acupuncture treats anxiety:

Cirriculum Vitae

Memberships

  • Washington East Asian Medicine Association (WEAMA)
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

Certifications

  • Diplomate of Oriental Medicine NCCAOM
  • will sit for the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine – FABORM in Spring 2019

Experience

  • Acupuncture Northwest and Associates - 2015 – present
  • Thrive Integrative Health provider - 2016 - present

Education

  • Graduated from Bastyr University with a Masters of Science Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Completed extensive coursework under Jane Lyttleton, internationally know expert, speaker and practitioner of Chinese Medicine’s treatment of infertility and women’s health, and author of Treatment of Infertility with Chinese Medicine and Clinical Handbook of Internal Medicine: The Treatment of Disease with Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Children’s Hospital Pain Clinic; observed acupuncture and Chinese medicine in an integrative Western medical setting for both in patient and out patient services
  • Worked in conjunction with teams at Providence Regional Cancer Partnership in Everett providing acupuncture care to patients undergoing chemo and radiation therapy, as well as those in follow-up care and remission.

 

What Patients say?

"How's it going?" Natalie Willits asks her patient. "Great! No shoulder pain!"

Natalie is a gifted practitioner. Her sessions are transformative for stress and PMS. It feels like a wave of calmness that lasts long after the session. I leave feeling rejuvenated!

Jenny

I just left my second acupuncture appointment with Natalie Willits. If you’re looking for a great listener with a calming presence, she’s your girl! I left feeling relaxed and uplifted and I can’t wait to go back!

I first came to Natalie because I had heard acupuncture could help with gout. Being unfamiliar with both gout and acupuncture at the time, I was eager to try anything that would help cease the pain quickly. She could not have been more gracious and knowledgeable and I was amazed by how quickly the pain and inflammation subsided. Since then, I have come to Natalie for help with knee pain from playing basketball and digestive problems. Natalie has used acupuncture and herbs to relieve all of these issues at various points.

I’ve always been a highly anxious person but never wanted to see a doctor for prescribed medication due to risk of becoming reliant on artificial substances. With my wedding fast approaching and work becoming more and more stressful, my anxiety and stress started wreaking havoc on my digestive system (which was never great to start with). I visited Natalie at Acupuncture Northwest &Associates with an open mind and was immediately impressed with her approach to dig into any and all symptoms as to not make a hasty diagnosis. She asked pointed questions and was able to help me realize that my body’s stressed state is causing my digestive system to hold on as tight as it can. Through acupuncture and a personalized Chinese herb blend, I have felt a new sense of calm amongst the most stressful time in my life. I am seeing continuous improvements in my digestive system and just feel my body veering towards a more normal state. I love how Natalie checks in to ask how I am feeling and is genuinely interested! I’m so impressed with the level of care provided and cannot recommend her services enough!

I went to Natalie for my first-ever acupuncture appointment and didn’t know what to expect. She immediately put me at ease with her calm and nurturing presence (not to mention her impressive knowledge)! We worked on both my physical and emotional pain. I left feeling rejuvenated, relaxed, and excited to book my second appointment!

I find Natalie to be one of the most empathetic, personable and compassionate care givers I have ever worked with. Her treatments for sleep and anxiety have been super effective and she never makes me feel like she is scheduling me beyond my actual needs.