Brenda Loew

When the body is in harmony and its energy is balanced, we will feel at ease....

Services [& see testimonials link under photo on right] & you can also EMAIL me directly at japaneseacupuncture(at)


All appointments are scheduled for 50-60 minutes and are $95 for new patients. Fee for Shonishin treatment of children up to age 8 is $25 to $45 (depending on age) for half hour appointment. Student and senior rates available for those in need. [Some other sliding scale available when possible, please phone to discuss.] Please note that there is a 24 hour cancellation policy. Kindly wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing with minimal jewelry and perfume to your appointments.

Private clinic hours are available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. If you wish to make an appointment, phone 206.528.8498 [vm] and leave your name, phone number and email address clearly so that a health questionnaire, HPPA forms, scope of practice, and other details about the clinic can be emailed to you.  Thank you !

Monday noon - 6:30 pm*

Tuesday 10 am - 2 pm +

Wednesday (supervise @ Bastyr)


(other times

10 am- 6:30 pm*

possibly available}




* last appointment scheduled at 5:30 pm.  Call 206.528.8498 [vm] for further information regarding scheduling. PLEASE leave your contact # and email address on my voice mail, thank you !                  [Note: I supervise at Bastyr Center for Natural Health on Wednesdays, and am unavailable on some Monday late afternoons as I work at Seattle Acupuncture for Veterans, a free clinic for veterans & their families. Call for possible Monday late afternoon availability, and other possible scheduling.]

Insurance & Payment

I do not accept insurance except for motor vehicle Personal Injury Protection claims (PIP). I have elected to not be a provider for any of insurance plans, however, as a licensed health care provider, I am happy to provide HICFA forms to you for submission to your insurance carrier (as an out-of-network practitioner). Payment is due at time of service unless other financial arrangements have been made in advance, and treatment charge is applied for missed appointments unless 24 hour courtesy notice is given. Please bring cash or a check as I do not process credit cards at this time.  Thank you for your understanding.

Training and Accreditations

Brenda Loew, M.Ac., L.Ac./EAMP, specializes in Japanese acupuncture techniques, primarily Toyohari Meridian Therapy, Shonishin (Japanese Pediatric Acupuncture) and Manaka Yin-yang Channel Balancing Therapy. Practicing in Seattle, Washington since 1991, she was on the faculty at the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NIAOM) from 1994 to 2002 and currently is Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr University of Natural Medicine, Wu Hsing Tao School in Seattle, Middle Way Acupuncutre Institute in Mt. Vernon, and Pacific Rim College in Victoria, B.C. Canada. She also teaches japanese acupuncture continuing education seminars at other places around the U.S. and Canada. She has studied Toyohari Meridian Therapy since 1994 with advanced studies in the U.S., Europe and Japan, and is an approved U.S. Instructor for the Toyohari Association. She was President of the Toyohari Association of North America (2001-2012) and is co-founder and instructor at the Japanese Acupuncture Institute, LLC. She is also the co-founder and team leader for Seattle Acupuncture for Veterans, part of Acupuncturists Without Borders.  [Washington Acupuncture License #00000100.]


Download my resume: Resume, Brenda Loew

Email me directly at japaneseacupuncture(at)

Brenda's interests include meditation (she completed a one year meditation retreat in 1998 and attends meditation retreats regularly), tai chi, research, studying acupuncture classics, community service, teaching and writing. She is happiest when engaged in a dialogue with practitioners and students on how to make the ancient wisdom of the ancestors come alive in our modern times and is passionate
about humanity's relationship with nature (i.e. personal and planetary health).