Jessica Timins

I offer a gentle approach to intensive healing from physical and emotional imbalances of all kinds. My work is customized to each patient and incorporates a range of modalities including acupuncture, acupressure, Tui Na massage, Chinese herbal medicine, Japanese-style therapies, dietary advice, yoga, and much more. I also offer specialized services to support women during pregnancy, new motherhood, and other stages of life.

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Services

  • Traditional Chinese Acupuncture: Insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to adjust the flow of qi and correct physical or emotional imbalance.
  • Japanese Acupuncture: Meridian Therapy and Manaka Yin Yang Balancing Therapy treatments, two gentle acupuncture approaches suitable for sensitive people and children.
  • Acupressure: Similar to acupuncture, but points are stimulated without inserting needles.
  • Moxibustion Moxa (Chinese mugwort) is burned near the skin to warm areas of “cold” or low energy.
  • Cupping: Small glass cups containing suction (reduced air pressure created by heat) are placed on the skin to increase blood flow.
  • Guasha: Stimulating the flow of qi by rubbing on an area of the body with a blunt, round instrument
  • Herbal Medicine: Traditional Chinese medicine formulas: tea pills, whole raw herbs, or easy-to-prepare granules.
  • Tuina: Traditional Chinese massage, performed on a clothed patient.
  • Yoga: Instruction, referrals and coaching attuned to individual physical and emotional needs.

Session

There really isn’t a typical session, but you can expect to begin with a lot of talking, especially at the first session. I’ll ask you about your treatment goals and gather information about your health history. Then I’ll take your pulses, examine your tongue, do some gentle palpation of your limbs, and I may ask your permission to also palpate your belly.

Once I’ve made a diagnosis, we’ll talk about a course of treatment. I will then treat you with acupuncture and possibly also with Chinese massage, moxibustion, cupping, or other treatments. Before you leave, I’ll offer recommendations for diet, exercise, herbal remedies, or other changes as appropriate to your needs. We will discuss these options and make a plan that works for your lifestyle.

My first session with a new patient can take up to one and a half hours. After that, treatment times vary from 45 minutes to an hour and fifteen minutes, depending on the types of therapies used and the specific issues being addressed.

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Hours

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday 10a
7p
Thursday 10a 7p
Friday
10a 7p
Saturday


Sunday noon

7p

Feel free to contact me if you don't see a time that fit your schedule. Other hours will be considered on an as-needed basis. House calls available for established patients.

Background, Training and Accreditations

I’ve spent the past decade studying pathways to whole body health, from acupuncture and herbs to meditation and yoga. I am a licensed acupuncturist with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (SIOM). I am also a certified teacher of Hatha and Kundalini yoga. I completed yoga teacher training with Aadil Palkhivala of Purna Yoga and 3HO through Yoga West in Vancouver, B.C. I have completed DONA-approved training as a Birth and Postpartum Doula, as well as pre and postnatal yoga teacher training with Colette Crawford at Seattle Holistic Center. In addition, I am NADA certified to treat addiction with acupuncture.

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