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 acupuncturists to answer any of 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 Manual Therapy/Massage

Therapeutic Swedish massage is available in the Seattle office. She is in network with Aetna.

Maya Abdominal Massage (MAM) is founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage which is an external non-invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs that have shifted, which can restrict the flow of blood, lymph, nerves and qi.

Using MAM is an important component of your fertility enhancement at Acupuncture Northwest & Associates. We recommend a MAM consultation for all of our fertility patients, to know where your uterus and other organs are positioned and whether adhesions are found. MAM is especially helpful when you have physical stagnations in the lower abdomen, such as: adhesions, polyps, fibroids, endometriosis, cysts or tubal blockages.

  • Self Care - 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:

Maya Abdominal Massage is similar to getting a deep tissue massage except that the abdomen is focused on, which is something many people haven’t experienced. See the massage page for more information.

Just like when preparing for an acupuncture treatment:

  • 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.