I'm New

Welcome to Acupuncture Northwest & Associates.
You’ve come to the right place.

We offer a free 15 minute phone consultation with one of our Seattle or Tacoma acupuncturists to answer your questions.

Here is some information that you may want as a new patient to Acupuncture Northwest & Associates.   If you have any questions, please contact us.

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Your First Acupuncture Visit

Your first treatment will begin with an extensive interview covering most aspects of your health and habits. The practitioner will then look at your tongue and feel your pulse. All the information will be assessed to create a total picture of your state of health. If we feel that Chinese medicine would be effective for you, a treatment plan will then be written especially for you. An acupuncture treatment will be given and you may get a customized herbal formula. Your first treatment will take about 90 minutes, with subsequent treatments lasting 45-60 minutes.

Acupuncture uses hair-thin needles and is generally painless. A dull or achy sensation may be felt with needle insertion and this is very normal. All needles used are ONE-TIME USE, sterile and disposable. Most people find acupuncture very relaxing; in fact, many patients fall asleep on the table.

To prepare for an acupuncture treatment:

  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Do not eat a big meal just prior
  • But do not be hungry

Your First Massage

Therapeutic massage for pain and relaxation is available in both the Seattle and the Tacoma clinic. Our Seattle massage therapist is in network with Aetna only. Currently (Sept 2018), our Tacoma massage therapist can accept personal injury claims (PIP). She is credentialing with the other companies. We give a time of service discount to our cash patients.

Fertility massage uses Maya Abdominal Massage (MAM), which is similar to getting a deep tissue massage except that the abdomen is focused on. The massage therapists do not go below the top of the pubic bone. MAM is used for fertility enhancement and digestive issues.

What to expect with your first MAM Consultation & Treatment:

  • Self Care Techniques
    Learn self-care techniques to do at home.
  • Recommendations
    Consult on lifestyle, nutrition and overall health.
  • Assessment
    Have abdomen and reproductive organs assessed for adhesions and position.
  • Treatment
    Repositioning of internal organs and breaking up stagnations.

To prepare for a Maya Abdominal Massage:

  • Do not eat a big meal just prior
  • But do not be hungry

Insurance does not cover Maya Abdominal Massage. If you have any questions, please contact us.