Acupuncture in Ballard (Seattle)


Acupuncture is an ancient healing modality that falls under the umbrella of Chinese Medicine. Drawing from wisdom of over 5000 years, acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are designed to stimulate the body’s own innate ability to heal.

Acupuncture at Aum Holistic Healing ArtsDrawn to acupuncture while living in Sri Lanka, I returned to the States to pursue my Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a three and a half year intensive program, at Bastyr University, located north of Seattle, Washington.

I graduated in December 2012 after completing a 5 week intensive externship program of study in China (in the cities of Cheng Du and Shanghai).

After practicing community style acupuncture for a year, I was delighted to start my own private practice in Wallingford. There has been no turning back – I love it!

In November 2019, I relocated to the Ballard area and am most excited at the opportunity to grow in this location.

I currently share space with MG Chiropractic at 928 NW Leary Way, Suite 203, Seattle, WA 98107.



Acupuncture as a Complimentary Medicine

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, at a foundation level, are preventative in nature.  However, in American culture, tend to fall into the same rhythm as Western medicine, that of being responsive.

Wherever you are in your healing process, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can offer valuable support for treatment.

“Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are transformative tools that strongly compliment other healing modalities.  Personally, I believe acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have a wonderful way of weaving together other modalities to help create a strong foundation for healing.”

– Emily Paul, Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Healer

I welcome working with individuals who are working with other practitioners and want to broaden their support on the healing path.



My Ideal Clients for Acupuncture:

I appreciate working with clients committed to self-care and improving their health and well-being.  My ideal clients are those dedicated to making positive change in their life.  Individuals who believe in the benefits of treatment with acupuncture and herbal medicine, and who:

  • are active participants in their healing process
  • are ready to make positive change to support healing
  • like to look at the big picture
  • embrace a holistic perspective of health and well-being
  • have clear goals and visions for their life and their healing journey
  • are willing to do both the inner and outer work to support their healing
  • contribute positively to the world
  • are willing to invest time and money in their health and well-being

If specific conditions are impacting your sense of focus, strength, well-being, or resolve, we can target treatment to address these needs.

Conditions Acupuncture Treats:

In Seattle, I have used acupuncture with clients to unravel and overcome:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia and sleep issues
  • Migraines
  • Headaches
  • Concussion related symptoms



Acupuncture as an Alternative to the Opiod Epidemic:

Acupuncture is most widely known to help with pain and is a recommended alternative to the opiod epidemic in the United States.  A few specific pain patterns I often help clients overcome with acupuncture in Seattle:

  • Shoulder pain
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica

A Car Accident in Seattle? Acupuncture Can Help!

Motor Vehicle Accidents can have a significant effect on those impacted.  If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident and is seeking help, consider acupuncture as an option!

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help after a car accident to :

  • improve the body’s ability to overcome pain
  • increase the body’s ability to heal
  • relax both the body and mind
  • regain a sense of balance from what can often be a traumatic experience

Recovering from a car accident is an example of when acupuncture couples beautifully with other healing modalities.  Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Craniosacral, Massage, and Homeopathic care are some primary modalities to treat someone after a car accident in Seattle.



Acupuncture in Seattle Often Covered by Insurance

I welcome clients who pay out-of-pocket at time of service.  For those who prefer to use insurance, I am currently credentialed with the following insurance providers:

  • Premera
  • Lifewise
  • Aetna
  • Am Better

For any other plan, I submit a claim for reimbursement, but you should be aware of what your coverage is and recognize that you are responsible for any portion of the fee not paid by your insurance company.

You are welcome to contact my billing agency, Prestige Medical Billing, to get a quote for your specific acupuncture coverage with insurance.  You may fill out their contact form online, or give me a call and I will submit a quote, through Prestige, on your behalf.

Doing it Yourself? Questions to Ask Your Insurance Company

  • Does my plan include acupuncture coverage?
  • Is acupuncture covered both in and out of network?
  • What are the benefits for acupuncture services?
  • If my plan covers out of network acupuncture, what is my annual deductible, and what percentage is reimbursed after the deductible is met?
  • Is there an annual limit on my acupuncture benefits?
  • Is a medical authorization required for my acupuncture treatment?

Acupuncture Rates

Rates vary depending on the type of service and the complexity of the problem. Aum Holistic Healing Arts offers a discount for payment at time of service and an additional 10% discount for Legends (aka Seniors) age 65 and over.