Eric J. Witherspoon
WA state License AC00002859
NCCAOM Dipl. Ac. 027982
221 2nd St Suite 15b
email: eric_at_wuli_dot_us (remove "_" fix "@" and ".")
Acupuncture is part of a comprehensive medical system, originating in
China over 2000 years ago. In the last few decades, it has gained much
popularity in the United States. Acupuncture utilizes fine needles
which are inserted at specific points on the body. These needles
regulate the body's natural energy, what is also referred to as Qi
(pronounced "chee"). Health is seen as harmonious and balanced flow of
Qi, when this flow is disrupted, illness occurs. By working with the
bodies innate knowledge of well being Acupuncture can help us live life
to it's fullest.
Wu Li ( pronounced "woolee") Is a combination of the Chinese Characters pictured in grey and one translation is:
Patterns of Organic Energy
It has also been used in reference to quantum mechanics as well as
traditional cultivation practices, which is fitting. In quantum
mechanics matter and energy is seen as one continuum instead of
separate forces. In Chinese Medicine the spirit body and mind are
treated as one continuum as well.
Eric J. Witherspoon attended a four year program at Jung Tao School of
Classical Chinese Medicine, graduating in 2005. He has attended several
week long workshops with the esteemed doctor Tran Viet Dzung president
of the French Acupuncture association. He teaches Yang style Tai Chi.
And has pursued Daoist cultivation practices since a child.
A change in matter is preceded by a shift in the state of energy. -Nguyen Van Nghi
Preparation for your first visit:
Your first visit will consist of a comprehensive health interview and
examination to evaluate the nature of the imbalances which create your
symptoms. This session includes health history questions, pulse
analysis, and tongue inspection which are all used to develop a
diagnosis and treatment strategy. Together we will work out a treatment
plan specifically for you. This is also an opportunity to ask questions
so you feel confident and comfortable with your treatment plan.
Bring a list of all medications and supplements you are taking
Wear no make-up or perfume, especially on your first visit.
Loose clothing is more convenient.
A gown and shorts are supplied if
the painful area is difficult to access otherwise.
Do not drink coffee or alcohol 3 hours prior to your visit.
Drink enough water on the day of the treatment but please refrain
from eating or drinking food that changes the color of your tongue.
allow up to 1hr 45 min. $120-
allow up to 50 min. $100-
allow up to 2hrs. $180-
Credit Cards Accepted, Insurance reimbursement forms provided on request.
Can Acupuncture Help Me?
Almost everyone can benefit from acupuncture. Traditionally acupuncture
is used to treat illness, but also utilized as preventive medicine.
Even when there are no symptoms, acupuncture can help maintain a
healthy immune system and work to prevent illness from occurring and
How many treatments will I need?
Every patient is an individual, and individual responses vary.
Typically, for the first month, patients are recommended 1-3 times a
week, then reevaluated. Some people respond very quickly after one or
two treatments, while others may require regular treatments for months.
In general, the more acute a condition is, the less treatment is
required. Acupuncture treatments are cumulative and build upon each
other for maximum result, so it is important to follow the treatment
schedule for optimum results.
The needles used in acupuncture treatments are very thin, about the
width of a hair. Unlike hypodermic needles, acupuncture needles are
solid and thin, not designed to cut the skin. I only use needles that
are individually packaged, sterilized, and disposable.
Step lightly on this great green earth. -EJW
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