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Japanese Acupuncture Center, Brenda Loew M.Ac.,L.Ac.
Brenda Loew M.Ac., EAMP

c/o Stillpoint Health Associates
4110 Stone Way N.
Seattle, WA 98103
United States
206-930-1238 - phone

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Languages Spoken: English, some German, some Japanese (medical terms primarily), some Spanish
School: Northwest Institute of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NIAOM)
Degree: Masters in Acupuncture (M.Ac.)

About Brenda Loew

Brenda Loew, M.Ac., L.Ac., specializes in Japanese acupuncture techniques, primarily Toyohari Meridian Therapy, Manaka Yin-yang Channel Balancing Therapies and Shonishin (pediatrics).

Practicing in Seattle, Washington, she was on the faculty at the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NIAOM) from 1994 to 2002, and is currently clinical adjunct faculty at Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle, adjunct faculty at Middle Way Acupuncture Institute in Mt. Vernon, WA and faculty with Cercle des Arts Thérapeutiques in Montreal, Canada. She has taught at the Pacific Rim College of Integrative Therapies (Victoria, B.C.), Bastyr University and Wu Hsing Tao Acupuncture Schools in Seattle, National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, the Institute of Traditional Medicine (Toronto, Canada) as well as, teaching Toyohari Meridian Therapy, Shonishin japanese pediatric needle therapy and Manaka Yin Yang Channel Balancing Therapies in other locations around North America.

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 is President Emeritus of the National Board of the Toyohari Association of North America (TANA), co-founder of the Japanese Acupuncture Institute (JAI), LLC, current President of the Northwest Branch of the Toyohari Association of North America, co-founder of Seattle Acupuncture for Veterans, and on the editorial board of Keiraku Chiryo International Toyohari Newsletter.

Her other interests include meditation (she completed a yearlong meditation retreat in 1988), tai chi, research, studying acupuncture classics, community service, teaching and writing. She is happiest when engaged in dialogue with practitioners and students on how to make the ancient wisdom of the ancestors come alive in our modern times, and she is passionate about humanity’s relationship with Nature and what it means to be truly "Human".

Healing Philosophy

Loew’s healing philosophy is, “When the body is in harmony and its energy is balanced, we will feel at ease … ” and, “All medicine is Love” (as quoted from one of her mentors, Yanagishita sensei).

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Additional Memberships

  • Washington Acupuncture & Oriental Medical Assoc. (WAOMA)
  • North American Society of Oriental Medicne (part of NAJOM)
  • Toyohari Association of North America (TANA)

Additional Practitioner Information

Treatment Techniques
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Cupping
  • Manaka (IPC) Channel Balancing Therapy + Sotai
  • Moxibustion
  • NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association)
  • Qi Gong
  • Shonishin (pediatric techniques)
  • Toyohari Meridian Therapy
Areas of Expertise
  • Family Practice
  • Pediatrics
Styles of Acupuncture
  • Japanese Style Acupuncture
  • Manaka Yin Yang Channel Balancing Therapy
  • Shonishin Pediatric Acupuncture
  • Toyohari Meridian Therapy

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