Acupuncturist Jenni Lund backs up her skills with a lion's share of licenses and degrees, all of which she puts to use daily as the talent behind Red Lotus. But the story of how she got into acupuncture starts much earlier—and is rooted in her love of yoga. During her time studying yoga in Kathmandu, she learned the principles of Chinese medicine and knew she had found something she felt passionate about. After receiving her yoga teaching certificate, she returned to the US determined to earn a master's degree in acupuncture.
Always learning, Jenni continues to hone and add to her already expansive skill set. Under her care, clients can choose to add hot stone treatments to their acupuncture session for additional relaxation and her facial acupuncture treatments go the aesthetic route, helping to ease the signs of aging.
Within Urban Oasis Yoga & Wellness's integrated health-care center resides a brigade of holistic healers, including naturopathic doctors, massage therapists, clinical psychologists, and 12 certified yoga instructors, who work together to help patrons reach mental and physical wellness. Designed with natural elements in mind—stone, wood, metal, fire, water, and heart—the center strives to meet each guest's physical and emotional needs with services that include acupuncture, chiropractic, and integrative mind-body therapy. The connection between the mind and body can be further cultivated in one of Urban Oasis' daily yoga classes, ranging from the very physically vigorous power Vinyasa style to more therapeutic traditions well-suited for beginners.
Nothing piques Paul Schwartz's curiosity more than spirituality. As a teen he devoured books on Buddhism and Taoism, and throughout his 20s and 30s those readings inspired adventures with Buddhist monks, qi gong teachers, and Sufi masters. He eventually turned to Chinese medicine and became an acupuncturist, but despite the spirituality of the discipline, he found he was uninspired and was placing his patients into preconceived diagnostic boxes. It wasn’t until Paul discovered the diverse world of quantum physics, subtle energy medicine, and shamanism that he became inspired to help heal people both physically and spiritually by learning to trust his intuition.
Now, the licensed Chinese medicine practitioner relieves physical and emotional pain and encourages self-empowerment at SoulBody Medicine. Paul specializes in acupuncture, herbal remedies, and creative exercises to trump internal-energy blocks. He also embraces noninvasive modern technology, easing muscle pain with electric acupuncture and using microcurrents to improve skin texture, diminish breakouts, and freeze ticking biological clocks.
Todd Hymel was chugging along, getting his bachelor’s degree from LSU when the universe intervened. While meditating with his friends in Santa Fe, Todd had a vision that directed him to study acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Packing up just his bike, tent, sleeping bag, and some summer clothes, Todd set out for Seattle to study at Bastyr University. Acupuncture Clinic NW represents the culmination of Todd’s journey, where he and his fellow practitioners balance bodies using traditional Eastern medicine. Clients can seek solace from pain through traditional acupuncture, cupping, herbal remedies, or bodywork that blends acupressure with shiatsu.