Classical Five Element Acupuncture
I am trained in the Classical Five Element tradition of acupuncture as taught by J. R. Worsley. This school of acupuncture treats the mind and emotions as at least as important as the body in any individual's health, focusing on addressing the needs of the individual. I treat physical pain, of course, but also sleep disorders, addiction, PTSD, and more. I also perform shiatsu and tui na, methods of East Asian manual therapy/bodywork, as appropriate, along with occasional electrical stimulation and low-level laser therapy (a technique which stimulates the mitochondria of cells to produce more adenosine triphosphate [ATP], which promotes cell division and thus helps to speed healing). My goal in my practice is to help as many people as I can, and I hope that this platform will give more people access to my services.
Training & Qualifications
I am a licensed East Asian Medicine Practitioner (EAMP) in Washington state, license number AC60367837. I trained at the Wu Hsing Tao School with Dirk Hein and in Niki Bilton's graduate seminar. I also am certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association.
Availability & Preferences
I am in my office Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and most Fridays.
About Jonathan Silliman
After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 2005, I took various jobs in several industries—civil engineering, publishing, marketing—and I learned valuable things in each, yet was always looking f...or something more. In 2009, I had a near-death experience in a hospital setting, and spent the next several months in a state of sustained shock. Nothing seemed to be able to make me snap out of it, and I reached a point at which I was ready to try anything, no matter how strange or unknown to me. Fortunately for me, I had family members acquainted with the leaders of the Wu Hsing Tao School of Classical Five Element Acupuncture, and only a day after my hospital experience, the dean of the school suggested that I should make an appointment at the student clinic. I had never given a moment’s thought to acupuncture before that day, but eventually I thought that at least I might be able to do something to keep from having to go back to the hospital. I made my first appointment, and when it was over, it was as though someone had unwrapped a funerary shroud from around my head, and I was able to breathe and see and hear like my old self again. This, along with various other experiences in my own course of treatment, convinced me that, although each healing discipline has a great deal to offer those in need, the Five Element acupuncture tradition was unique, and I consider it my duty to share it with as many people as possible. I sought treatment in this system of medicine originally for physical issues, but the internal mental and emotional changes that have resulted from treatment have changed my life in ways that I scarcely could have imagined. It is my hope that all those who are in some way falling short of their best state of personal health will give this medicine the opportunity to do something similar for them.show moreOpen to other proposals
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