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About Five Element Acupuncture

What would happen if you could experience these health benefits?

  • Pain relief
  • Enhanced immune function
  • Balanced hormones
  • Elevated mood
  • Relaxed muscles
  • Stress relief
  • Enhanced mental clarity
  • Vitality

The good news is that Acupuncture does all of these things without any unpleasant or dangerous side effects! Pain medications have the risk of becoming life-long addictive habits.

Both modern research and the time-tested legacy of thousands of years has proven the legitimacy of Acupuncture.

My mission as an Acupuncturist is to introduce this gentle and effective healing therapy to you for the goal of reaching optimum wellness and preventing future health problems.

Licensed Acupuncturist Andrea Beckwith EAMP MS

Andrea Beckwith, MS EAMP.  During my college years, I developed a chronic digestive ailment, accompanied by anxiety and insomnia.  I went through a series of diagnostic tests and was told that there wasn't a clear solution for my health issues.  Even though the Doctors could see evidence of damage to my digestive system, the recommended treatment was anxiety and anti-depressant  medication to help me cope with symptoms. Feeling defeated by the news, I started to research herbal medicines and alternative therapies. I found an Integrative Medical center in my college town and went to see an acupuncturist. After taking my health history, studying my tongue and pulses, he assured me that he could help. I'll never forget the sense of calm and relief that I felt after receiving my first acupuncture treatment. It was as if a weight lifted off of me and I felt like myself again, calm and clear -headed.  My acupuncturist suggested removing a few common allergenic foods from my diet and adding an herbal supplement. After a series of acupuncture treatments, my symptoms were greatly diminished.  Over the course of a few months I started to feel normal again.    The anxiety subsided and I was able to sleep deeply for the first time in years. It was through this transformational experience, I knew I had a calling to study and practice East Asian Medicine. 



Kiyomi Okawa MS EAMP graduated from Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine and joined the practice in January 2019.  

She practices Japanese Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine including fire cupping, moxabustion, and tui na  (aka Chinese medical massage).  Kiyomi is passionate about using her training methods to help patients heal whom struggle with addictions and emotional trauma.  Among the many tools in her basket, she can perform a very gentle style of Japanese acupuncture that does not require the needle to puncture the skin.  This style is useful for babies, children, elderly patients or those afraid of needles.   She is in-network with the following insurance: Aetna, Premera, Lifewise, United, Kaiser PPO,  PIP claims for motor vehicle accidents. and Regence  (billed out of network).


Washington Department of Health

    • Licensed Acupuncturist (#AC 60308856 )

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

    • Diplomate of Oriental Medicine.
    • Diplomate of Acupuncture.

Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)

    • Clean Needle Technique Certification.

National Acupuncture Detoxification Association NADA Certification

    • NADA Certification.

Wu Hsing Tao School of Five Element Acupuncture, Seattle WA

    • Diploma for completion of Classical Five Element Acupuncture program (3000 hour professional program, including 1080 hours of supervised clinical practice).

Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant MI

    • Bachelor of Science in Biology, 2000

Michigan State University, East Lansing MI

    • Master of Science in Horticulture, 2003

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