Brenda is my primary care provider. I see her monthly because she fine tunes me for the insane and meaningful life I live. Her knowledge and understanding of the working of human life is amazing. I owe her my return to health...

Brenda is an extraordinary practitioner, deeply committed to her field and most importantly to the best care possible in he service of her clients. The healing that Brenda brings to the world deserves great praise and deep thanks...

Brenda helped me when I was having a lot of back pain. I was performing nightly in a very demanding show and I needed a professional healer. Brenda did wonders on my back and, Her sessions had a calming and soothing effect...

Brenda is very skilled at diagnosing and treating using her very powerful Japanese acupuncture training. Her focus is completely on her patient, her care is excellent, and she follows up with suggestions and ongoing information...

About

Brenda Loew, M.Ac., L.Ac. specializes in Japanese-style acupuncture (particularly Toyohari Meridian Therapy, Shonishin Pediatric Therapy and Manaka Yin-Yang Channel Balancing Therapy). She has travelled to Japan regularly since 1996 for continued studies with senior Japanese Toyohari teachers as well as participating in annual trainings in the U.S. In 2005, she completed the first Advanced Toyohari training offered outside of Japan (in Amsterdam). She has been an authorized instructor in the Toyohari Association since 1998. Brenda was on the faculty of the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NIAOM) from 1994-2002, and since then has been on the Continuing Education faculty for Bastyr University (teaching Manaka Treatment Approaches and Shonishin Pediatric Acupuncture) and the Institute for Traditional Medicine in Toronto, Canada and is adjunct faculty at Wu Hsing Tao School in Seattle and Pacific Rim College in Victoria, B.C., as well as teaching Toyohari Meridian Therapy and Shonishin around North America. She is the President of the Toyohari Association of North America (TANA) and co-founding member of the Japanese Acupuncture Institute, LLC which offers a Certificate in Japanese Acupuncture. Her publication "Layperson's Guide to Japanese Pediatric Acupuncture (Shonishin)" is due out in December of 2011. Her full resume can be accessed at www.stillpointhealth.net/brenda-loew.html and she can be reached at brenda@stillpointhealth.net.

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Services

Services

  • + Gentle Japanese Acupuncture
  • + Toyohari Meridian Therapy
  • + Shonishin Pediatric Acupuncture
  • + Manaka Yin Yang Channel Balancing Therapy
  • + Craniosacral Therapy
  • + Dietary and Lifestyle recommendations
  • + Meditation, Qi Gong and Reiki

Session

All appointments are scheduled for 50-60 minutes and are $90. Fee for Shonishin treatment of children up to age 8 is $25 to $45 (depending on age) for half hour appointment. Student and senior rates available for those in need. [Some other sliding scale available when possible, please phone to discuss.] Please note that there is a 24 hour cancellation policy.

I'm in the Seattle office Monday through Thursday. If you wish to make an appointment, phone 206.528.8498 [vm] and leave your name, phone number, snail mail address and/or email address clearly so that a health questionnaire, HPPA forms and other details about the clinic can be sent to you. Thank you!

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Insurance & Payment

I do not accept insurance except for motor vehicle Personal Injury Protection claims (PIP). I have elected to not be a provider for any of insurance plans, however, as a licensed health care provider, I am happy to provide HICFA forms to you for submission to your insurance carrier (as an out-of-network practitioner). Payment is due at time of service unless other financial arrangements have been made in advance, and treatment charge is applied for missed appointments unless 24 hour courtesy notice is given. Please bring cash or a check as I do not process credit cards at this time. (It is too expensive and creates more administrative burden than I want to say yes to presently.) Thank you for your understanding.

Testimonials

Brenda is my primary care provider

I see her monthly because she fine tunes me for the insane and meaningful life I live. Her knowledge and understanding of the working of human life is amazing. I owe her my return to health for dislocated rib, for imbalance in blood chemistry and circulatory systems. She is such a great advisor but without arrogance or taking over my decision-making process. She works from the philosophy of "each person returning them self to full health with skilled resources who support them in learning and changing". Her knowledge in Toyohari, a specialized form of Eastern Asian medicine and Japanese acupuncture leads her to be a global teacher while she stays a local practitioner. Even other experts seek her advise and help. I cannot imagine my state of health without Brenda.

[ by C.S., CEO, InterOctave, Inc. - Business Partner ]

Brenda is an extraordinary practitioner

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

I deeply committed to her field and most importantly to the best care possible in he service of her clients. The healing that Brenda brings to the world deserves great praise and deep thanks. I encourage anyone who wants optimal health to consider working with Brenda Loew!

[ by R.S. - Linkedin Review ]

Brenda helped me when I was having a lot of back pain

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

I was performing nightly in a very demanding show and I needed a professional healer. Brenda did wonders on my back and, Her sessions had a calming and soothing effect long after the therapy was over. Her care for the patient was always the number one priority. I recommend Brenda if you are in the Seattle area.

[ by J.O. - Linkedin Review ]

Brenda is very skilled at diagnosing and treating...

Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity

using her very powerful Japanese acupuncture training. Her focus is completely on her patient, her care is excellent, and she follows up with suggestions and ongoing information.

[ by M.T. - Linkedin Review ]

Brenda is one of my favorite instructors to work with

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Not only do I trust absolutely that she will deliver a great educational experience for the class participants, but she is very organized and professional. Her respect, knowledge and passion for Japanese acupuncture is of the highest order and comes through in her teaching.

[ by D.K. - Linkedin Review ]

I'm a believer!

I came to Brenda for upper arm weakness and pain and a persistent fungal infection between two of my toes. Three doctors (including a muscle and nerve specialist), a PT, and weights could't help me with the pain, and last year I'd had to take two courses of antifungual treatment for an earlier bout with the same toe infection. I didn't want to do that again. I didn't know much about acupuncture and imagined that it would probably be more useful for other types of problems. Brenda gave me four treatments over the course of about two months. By the end of the last treatment, the toe infection was gone and is still gone after more than two months. The arm pain has been steadily improving and it is now difficult for me to identify the remaining weakness.

Brenda took a holistic approach to my arm problem. She used massage as well as acupuncture methods. She found a painful knot between the shoulder near the weak arm and my neck that I had no idea about. She noticed that one of my shoulders was higher than the other and advised me against carrying my satchel on only one shoulder. No one else had noticed the asymmetry or offered such simple and practical advice. After a few weeks, the pain and weakness seemed to move around my shoulder area times and then it started to go away.

Unlike some of the other reviewers here, I was looking forward to the needles, or at least to energy flows that I expected would accompany them. I tried but couldn't feel much of the chi that was supposed to be stimulated by the treatment. The treatment still was a relaxing and even uplifting experience.

[ by Anonymous Yelp Reviewer ]

Calling all needlephobes!!!

Brenda Loew exudes healing energy. From the moment you step into her space, let alone her presence, you feel better. She is gentle, kind, wise, patient, and worth every penny! Check her out! Now!

[ by Anonymous Yelp Reviewer ]

Calling all needlephobes!!!

Brenda Loew exudes healing energy. From the moment you step into her space, let alone her presence, you feel better. She is gentle, kind, wise, patient, and worth every penny!

[ by Anonymous City Search Reviewer ]

Great Acupuncturist!

I have been a patient of Brenda since 1997 and I have only wonderful comments to make. For me, monthly acupuncture is my maintenance plan to stay healthy. With Brenda, I have been able to not only remain healthy, but also to work on some issues like gum disease and scoliosis. Brenda is amazing when it comes to knowing exactly where to treat the source so that, with time, the body finds the proper balance again. I recommend Brenda to anyone who is looking for an acupuncturist who will treat them with kindness and dignity and help them restore the balance between living and wellness.

[ by Anonymous City Search Reviewer ]

No Pain, all gain

Japanese acupuncture is so much better because there is NO PAIN. Brenda finds the problem and sees the system as a whole. She catches things before my doctors do or before I am really sick from her brilliant diagnosis skills. And then the treatment if completely painless (as compared to Chinese acupuncture). She even found my diabetes before the doctor or big symptoms occured. She reversed pain from an OLD injury. It is never too late to be healed gently.I recommend her without reservations.

[ by Anonymous City Search Reviewer ]

As a patient of Brenda's since 2002...

she has helped me overcome major health issues and pain related to back surgery, hormone balancing, stress, and everything else that has come up in-between. And, most of the time the treatments are so relaxing I am able to get a "cat nap" in the process! Brenda is truly a gifted practitioner who is highly trained and has a thorough, intuitive understanding of the human body. Brenda is a good listener and is a very compassionate person, which is always very much appreciated. I recommend her whole-heartedly!

[ by Anonymous City Search Reviewer ]

Contact

WA Acupuncture License #00000100

Brenda Loew, M.A.C. / EAMP

  • 9am - 6:30pm *
  • 10am - 2pm
  • 9am - 6:30pm *
  • 9am - 6:30pm *
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
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  • Thursday

4110 Stone Way N.
Seattle WA 98103

Tel: 206.528.8498

* last appointment scheduled at 5:30 pm. "Community-style" acupuncture available some evenings.
  Call to schedule. (This involves the use of only ear needles at the cost of $25 for 1/2 hr. session.)

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