Hi! My name is Angela and I am an East Asian Medical Practitioner (licensed acupuncturist) and Chinese & Western herbalist. I love getting people back to mind, body and spirit balance by treating not only the symptom, but the whole person using acupuncture, cupping, moxabustion (all Traditional Chinese medicine modalities) and herbal medicine. I also use Western herbs on a physical and energetic level and teach classes on herbal medicine! My goal in treatment is to meet people where they are at. Over the years many people have come to me not feeling seen or heard, and creating a safe space for this is very important to me as a practitioner.
Previously, I was a Chinese to English translator and worked in Asia for many years. Over time this work lost its meaning and I was getting sick often so I sought help from herbal medicine and began practicing yoga with an acupuncturist. I felt such a huge shift in my psyche and body and I became inspired to change my path! The thought that I could continue a more meaningful path but still hold on to some of the Chinese language and culture I had grown to love, was very beautiful to me. I also had a disabled brother growing up that I took care of often, and I think my love of helping others began at that young age. Another large part of my healing journey and moving into this work took place returning from Asia and reconnecting with the land here in the PNW that I loved so much as a child. The plant medicine here is really incredible and wants us to reconnect.