Welcome to Alpine Acupuncture! The Acupuncturist on staff is Carleton Magus, a Licensed Acupuncturist and Certified Chinese Herbalist. He has proudly served the cities of Issaquah, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, Newcastle, North Bend and the surrounding area for 6 years.

Acupuncture

Carleton utilizes the Balance Method of Acupuncture developed by Richard Teh-Fu Tan, O.M.D., L.Ac. It is a highly effective form of acupuncture based on the I Jing, one of the oldest Chinese philosophical books.
Carleton’s clinic manner is welcoming and his acupuncture style is very gentle. He prides himself on being a good listener, taking time to understand each patient. The experience of acupuncture is not what you might expect (the needles are the size of a human hair), most people barely feel the needles or get an occasional dull and achy sensation, much like that of a deep tissue massage. While you lie on the soft treatment table you will experience a calming effect from the acupuncture. To heighten this experience the lights will be turned down and relaxing music will play in the background.

Come into Alpine Acupuncture and experience the natural healing art of acupuncture, and leave feeling healthy and balanced.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine is the oldest continuous system of medicine in the world. It has grown and flourished through the millennia and has become a powerful medicine using a combination of ancient wisdom and modern science. Alpine Acupuncture has a well-stocked Chinese Herbal Dispensary. When herbal medicine is part of your treatment plan, you are given a custom formula based on your individual signs, symptoms and needs. Chinese Herbal Medicine deepens the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment and allows you to take the benefits of acupuncture home with you.

 

 

Acupuncture for Autoimmune Disorders

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There are more than 80 chronic illnesses that are immune related including rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel disease, lupus, and celiac disease.

Autoimmune diseases result when the immune system mistakenly attacks its own body’s tissues. Immune disorders are more common than most people think; around 20 percent of the population suffers from some form of an … Continue reading

How the NADA protocol helps treat addiction

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NADA, which stands for the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, was established in 1985 to promote the NADA protocol acupuncture treatment for addiction. The non-profit organization promotes advocacy and the use of a non-verbal, pharmaceutical free approach to behavioral health. The protocol uses five specific acupuncture points on the ear to treat addiction and to be an alternative to methadone.

Acupuncture and colon cancer

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Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States with about 60,000 deaths from it every year. Like all cancer, treatment can be long, uncomfortable and come with many side effects. Those getting chemotherapy may experience nausea, vomiting, postoperative pain, cancer related pain, insomnia and anxiety. The chronic pain can significantly impact quality of life. Most patients … Continue reading