Welcome to Alpine Acupuncture: Now Offering Naturopathic Services!

The acupuncturist on staff is Carleton Magus, a Licensed Acupuncturist and Certified Chinese Herbalist. He has helped hundreds of patients break free from the cycle of pain and bring balance to their lives. For the last 11 years, patients have traveled far and wide to see him, from Issaquah, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, Newcastle, Redmond, Kent, Bellevue, North Bend and the surrounding areas

The doctor on staff is Dr. Katja Magus, a licensed Naturopathic Physician. Dr. Magus is intuitive, intelligent and easy to talk to. She will use an individualized approach and work with you as a partner in your health to make gentle and lasting changes. It IS possible to change your life today and you don’t have to do it alone.

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, which is over 3,000 years old.

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. Carleton overcame his lifelong phobia of needles in order to become an acupuncturist, so he is very patient and understanding when introducing even the most reluctant patient to acupuncture.

The experience of acupuncture for most patients is a mild occasional dull and achy sensation, much like that of a deep tissue massage and some patients don’t feel the needles at all (the sterilized needles are the size of a human hair). Carleton treats patients of all ages, including children, teens, adults and elders with a wide range of conditions. The most common reason patients see an acupuncturist is to treat their pain (arthritis, migraine, sports/work injury, fibromyalgia) in a safe, effective way. Other common issues that acupuncture can help with are: women’s health and hormones, digestion and allergies. Patients are often referred to our clinic from other doctors and physical therapists for trigger point work and dry needling, which Carleton is also trained in.

After you decide to book an appointment, you will arrive at a clean, professional medical office with plenty of parking. After a lengthy intake to determine your Chinese medical diagnosis, you will lie on the soft treatment table and experience a calming effect from the acupuncture, many patients fall asleep and wake rejuvenated. 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 ancient healing art of acupuncture, and leave feeling healthy and balanced.

Naturopathic Medicine

Somewhere between medical school and parenting three school-age children, Dr. Katja Magus discovered that she had a super power- she is extremely talented at finding solutions to the “impossible problems” that you may face. She will work hand in hand with you- using counseling, gentle lifestyle changes, biofeedback and supportive supplements to change your life step by step. Take a look at the list below to see if any of these questions ring true- Dr. Magus can help with all of these and so many more.

  • Do you ever feel like there is no way you can fit all the things you need to do into one day?
  • Need help sorting out the “fake” health news from the real deal?
  • Tired of feeling tired all the time?
  • Do you feel like the bond you had with your children when they were younger is slipping?
  • Need help finding easy, healthy ingredients for meals at Costco?
  • Did your doctor tell you that you need to lose weight or change your diet but it just seems so overwhelming?
  • Are you working on developing solid routines for sleep, healthy eating, and use of technology?
  • Are you wondering if it is possible to take good care of yourself while caring for others?
  • Do you need a place to take a breath, focus on you and decide what is most important?

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, Carleton will create a custom formula based on your individual signs, symptoms and needs while you wait. Chinese Herbal Medicine deepens the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment and allows you to take the benefits of acupuncture home with you.

 

Stay Healthy This Winter with a Balanced Qi

Winter’s element is water and is associated with the kidneys, which in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is considered the source of all qi and energy within the body. Winter is also associated with the bladder and adrenal glands.

Focusing on inner reflection, rest, energy conservation and storage during the winter months is when it’s most important as

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Winter Acupuncture: Governing Vessel 14

Governing Vessel 14 is called The Great Hammer. This point is located below C 7 on the spine. C 7, the seventh cervical vertebrae is the one which is the most prominent. Traditionally the vertebrae were referred to as hammers because of their resemblance to the tool. This point is great because it is the intersecting point for

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Holiday Appointment Updates!

Happy Holidays!

It sure feels like a whirlwind between Thanksgiving and the upcoming December holidays. We hope you can take a moment to breathe in the beauty of the season in between all the activities!

We have a few updates-

If you’ve been in, you’ve probably noticed that Carleton is extremely busy right now, helping lots of patients find some relief. Continue reading