Amy is an intuitive healer and health educator. Through acupuncture treatments, dietary changes, herbal medicine and physical movement, her patients reclaim their health and discover renewed well-being. Acupuncture is one of her primary therapeutic tools, and is just one of the many healing modalities she uses in her clinic. She treats a broad spectrum of conditions and strongly supports patients to take an active, educated and empowered role in their health care.
A critical assessment of a patient’s physical, mental and emotional health is the foundation of her practice, which is informed by her years spent in healthcare prior to entering the field of East Asian Medicine. In addition to her clinical work and training in Chinese medicine, she previously counseled bereaved clients at Providence Hospice of Seattle, coordinated patient care at Seattle’s Central District Planned Parenthood, and provided advocacy and direct care to the sick in rural Nepal.
Amy holds a clinical Master’s degree from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (SIOM) in Acupuncture, Chinese herbal Medicine, and Tuina medical massage. Amy has traveled broadly as part of her education and service experience. Her extensive periods living in Nepal, Belgium, Scotland, Australia, and Taiwan provide a unique global perspective that greatly complements her medical education. Amy approaches her clinical practice with the understanding that there is no single right way. Each culture has their own unique way, deserving of honor and respect.
Outside of the clinic, Amy serves as an advocate and educational speaker on a variety of health-related topics. In her free time she enjoys gardening, exercise, hiking, reading and writing poetry, painting and other creative visual arts. Meditation, in the Zen Buddhist tradition, has played an important role in her life since 1996. She is a senior lay student of Shodo Harada Roshi, and since 2000 she’s been an active member of the Tahoma One Drop group. Since 2006, she has served as a community volunteer, facilitating meditation and services for Buddhist inmates at Monroe’s Washington State Reformatory.
Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (Seattle, WA)
MAcOM completed August 2007
Graduate of this three-year rigorous, apprentice style education with clinical training in Acupuncture (Chinese, Japanese, Auricular), Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tuina, Food Therapy & Qi Gong. Internship included treatment of neuromusculo-skeletal conditions, gynecology, internal medicine, addiction and detoxification, emotional disorders, pain disorders, sports injury & trauma, and pediatrics. SIOM is currently the only institution in the country which integrates intensive Chinese medical language translation throughout its curriculum.
Colby College (Waterville, ME)
BA completed December 1996
Majors: Government, International Studies
(conc.: Environmental Studies)
Honors: Graduated magna cum laude
University of Glasgow & Glasgow School of Art (Glasgow, Scotland)
January – June 1995
Pitzer in Nepal (Balkot, Nepal)
August – December 1994
Cultural & language immersion program
Rotary Exchange Student (Tournai, Belgium)
August 1990 – July 1991