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 9 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.

 

 

Summer Solstice

During the summer solstice your yang energy reaches its peak. It is important to harness the peak of this yang energy, because as summer shifts into fall yang energy will decline. This great abundance of yang energy will translate throughout your body because during this season you are active and growing.

According to five element theory, during the

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IBS: Relief with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be able to help.

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Acupuncture: Not Just Needles

Most people have heard of the field of acupuncture by now, but did you realize the scope of the practice encompasses Chinese medicine, which includes so much more than needles? Let’s explore this ancient therapy.

First of all, the practice of Chinese medicine starts with a diagnosis. The practitioner asks many questions to build a history; this includes

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