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Brenda Loew

M.Ac., AEMP  

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

About Brenda Loew

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

Practicing in Seattle, Washington since 1991, she was on the faculty at the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NIAOM) from 1994 to 2002, is a teaching associate in the Department of Family Medicine, Osher Center for Integrative Health at the University of Washington, clinical adjunct faculty at Bastyr University in Seattle and adjunct faculty at Middle Way Acupuncture Institute in Mt. Vernon, WA. She has taught at the Pacific Rim College of Integrative Therapies (Victoria, B.C.), Wu Hsing Tao Acupuncture School in Seattle, National University of Natural Medicine (Portland Oregon), the Institute of Traditional Medicine (Toronto, Canada) and Cercle des Arts Thérapeutiques (Montreal, 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 since 1997.

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, President of the Northwest Branch of the Toyohari Association of North America, co-founder and team leader 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, integrating the best of Eastern and Western medicines and she is passionate about planetary health 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).

Email: japaneseacupuncture(at)

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.), Doctoral Candidate 2023

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 Pain Management Pediatrics

Styles of Acupuncture

Japanese Style Acupuncture Manaka Yin Yang Channel Balancing Therapy Shonishin Pediatric Acupuncture Toyohari Meridian Therapy

Additional Memberships

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

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