At the teaching clinics of the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine, we provide high-quality, comprehensive clinical care tailored to an individual patient’s needs. Our clinical faculty, each having over 10 years of experience providing patient care, include well-known scholars, specialized clinicians, and researchers. Our committed students are trained in small class settings and complete extensive clinical training in a variety of approaches and techniques used in East Asian Medicine (EAM).

Patients are able to schedule appointments with either a faculty member or a student intern. To learn more about our faculty, please visit our Faculty page. Our teaching clinics have a rotating schedule that is subject to change each trimester. Please see our Clinic Schedule to see our current faculty and student intern shifts.

In order to address the needs of patients with varying constitutions and health complaints, we offer several low-cost specialty clinics that include acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Asian bodywork (tui na and shiatsu). Our patients are provided with a full range of personalized care that may include EAM nutritional recommendations, qi gong rehabilitation exercises, lifestyle counseling, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, etc.

SIEAM maintains clinics at its main campus in Seattle’s Georgetown and at satellite locations in the University District and in North Seattle. Our teaching clinics have a rotating schedule that is subject to change each trimester.

Learn more about each type of service modality below.

Acupuncture
Patients are treated by SIEAM student interns under close supervision of faculty. Faculty supervisors in these clinics have particular expertise in Japanese acupuncture styles.

A session lasts one hour. Your session may be conducted by a single student or by a pair.

Cost: $40
Payment is due at time of service. We accept cash, check, or Visa/Mastercard/Debit.

Acupuncture with Herbal Medicine
Patients are treated by SIEAM student interns under close supervision of faculty. In addition to acupuncture services, patients are able to receive individualized herbal medicine consultations.

A session lasts one hour. Your session may be conducted by a single student or by a pair.

Cost: $40
Payment is due at time of service. We accept cash, check, or Visa/Mastercard/Debit.

Herbal Consultation Preceptorship Clinics
In our herbal consultation preceptorship clinic, patients receive herbal recommendations from experienced faculty practitioners with the support of student assistants.

A session lasts one hour, during which the faculty clinician conducts the visit while students learn by observing and assisting in your care. Please allow additional time at the end of a visit for students to prepare your herbal medicines.

Cost: $25 + the price of herbal medicines
Payment is due at time of service. We accept cash, check, or Visa/Mastercard/Debit.

All SIEAM teaching clinics have an on-site herbal dispensary. Practitioners may recommend using herbal medicines in one of several ways:

  • decoctions where you cook loose herbs in water at home
  • pills
  • powders taken as a draft with warm water
  • external applications.
The price of your visit does not include the price of any herbal products you are recommended.

Bodywork Therapy
SIEAM interns provide bodywork therapy using either Chinese medical massage (tuina) or Japanese acupressure therapy (shiatsu) under close supervision by SIEAM faculty. Both techniques can be used to treat a wide range of conditions.

A tuina or shiatsu session is one hour and is done fully clothed. Your visit may be conducted in a community room setting rather than in an individual room.

Cost: $40
Payment is due at time of service. We accept cash, check, or Visa/Mastercard/Debit.

Faculty Clinic (Preceptorships)
In our preceptorship clinics, patients receive care from experienced faculty practitioners with the support of student assistants. The modalities the preceptor uses in your care are drawn from their years of experience, so each preceptor may use a variety of techniques ranging from acupuncture, moxibution, cupping, sotai, shiatsu, tuina, and herbal formula recommendations.

A session lasts one hour, during which your faculty practitioner provides the treatments while students learn by observing, though students may assist in your care at the practitioner’s discretion.

Cost: $55
Payment is due at time of service. We accept cash, check, or Visa/Mastercard/Debit.

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