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...


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 and she can be reached at

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  • + 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


All appointments are scheduled for 50-60 minutes and are $95. 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.


Brenda Loew has changed my life

I learned of Brenda from a dear friend that used to live in Japan. She was familiar with Japanese acupuncture practices, and knew Brenda was considered the best, if not the best in the United States. Initially, Brenda treated me for nasty whiplash after a bad car accident. My doctors wanted me to do a year of physical therapy. Brenda did four or five treatments, and I haven't had a problem since. That was over 20 years ago. Years later I sought out Brenda to help with abdominal pain. After several treatments, Brenda identified what she felt was a serious problem. Sending me away with a chart of what she thought were tumors proved to be 100% true. My doctor, to become a Chief of Staff at Swedish, was amazed that her chart matched what was removed. I'm now reconnected with Brenda as a more mature adult, to keep my life in balance. My tinnitus is being kept at bay. I can't imagine not being able to see this professional. If you need help, call her. She's honest, experienced, and will do what she can to help you.

[ by Tyrone Townsend ]

had no more pain

The first time I went to Brenda Loew I was suffering from incapacitating carpal tunnel syndrome that made my fingers numb, my shoulders and wrists so painful I could barely turn a door knob or a faucet without excruciating painful effort. I had been seeing doctors, LMP's, DC's for 5 months with little relief. After 3 weekly visits with Brenda Loew I regained more than 90% of function and had no more pain! That was more than 15 yrs ago, and now I refer patients to her for things like frozen shoulders, carpal tunnel and chronic back pain. She also treats kids without using needles, which is great for allergies and digestion. I highly recommend Brenda, she is a kind and genuine master at helping your body heal quickly and thoroughly.

[ by Dr Chavez ]

The best Acupuncturist I've ever had

I've found Brenda to be the best Acupuncturist I've ever had, and love her gentle and accurate approaches to balance and wellness. I gained a new appreciation of receiving acupuncture with the Japanese style she uses, along with her gift of creating a peaceful environment and over-all experience, all for which I'm grateful for. Thank you for your supportive way's.

[ by Callie K LeVina ]

Brenda always provided the gentlest, care and healing

I had the pleasure of being a patient of Brenda's for over 17 years, ending when we moved out of state. My only complaint was she wouldn't let me box her up and move her with me! Finding someone comparable in our new location has been a challenge.

[ by Carol Johnson ]

Brenda is an amazing healer

Whether you have a cold, flu, sprained wrist or back ache, she works with you and comes up with both healing of body and mind. fantastic!

[ by Bryher Herak Mediator at State of Montana Human Rights Bureau ]

Brenda is such an inspiring teacher

I had the pleasure of taking a series of japanese acupuncture courses taught by Brenda at PRC in Victoria BC. I wish I could jump in her pocket and follow her around for 10 years just to watch what she does in treatment. I am looking forward to learning more from her in the future!

[ by Kristy Garry, Acupuncturist at Active Health & Wellness Clinic. ]

Brenda is an exceptional healthcare provider

She has extensive knowledge of acupuncture, many years of experience, and is also an intuitive healer. Brenda is a compassionate, kind, and generous person who instills trust in her clients. She is a good listener and simply being in her presence has a profound calming affect. I highly recommend her!

[ by Lynne Conrad Marvet, Philanthropic Enthusiast & Nonprofit Humanist ]

Brenda is a skilled, gentle, and effective acupuncturist

She was able to readily understand what was going on with my body and offer treatment that I felt had immediate results. I highly recommend her.

[ by Anna-Brown ]

Brenda Loew is a consummate professional

She has extensive experience, knowledge, expertise, and integriity of the highest level. I recommend her without reservation! She is a true healer.

[ by Bruce Takata ]

Brenda is a tremendously gifted healer

Brenda is a tremendously gifted healer. We have been doing acupuncture together for the past 20 years! We have become dear friends. She is so gentle and so knowledgeable. I always feel so much better after visiting her. I could not recommend her more highly.

[ by Kathleen O'Connor, Author, Inspirational Speaker ]

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.


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 ]

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 ]


WA Acupuncture License #00000100

Brenda Loew, M.A.C. / EAMP

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