Welcome to Alpine Acupuncture!

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 10 years, patients have traveled far and wide to see him, from Issaquah, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, Newcastle, Redmond, Kent, Bellevue, North Bend and the surrounding areas.

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.

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.

 

Mental/Emotional Aspects of The Heart

The major responsibility of the heart in TCM is housing the mind and controlling the shen. “Shen” can be seen as the overall healthiness of the mind. When you look at a healthy person in good spirits, you know how you can see that in their eyes? There is a certain bright clarity and sense of health that shines

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Carleton talks Acupuncture for Kids and Teens

Acupuncture for Kids and Teens

We have been seeing a lot of young patients at Alpine Acupuncture these days, which is WONDERFUL! Carleton has three kids of his own (from elementary to high school age) and is a very active and involved dad. He also coaches skiing on the weekends and has a great rapport with babies (our youngest

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Physical Aspects of The Heart

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the heart is the organ most closely linked to emotion. Think about all the terms we use every day to describe our state of mind: “heartsick,” “heartbroken,” “heartache” The heart is not the director of subtlety; the emotions it encompasses seem to always be on the far end of the spectrum, either extreme sadness or extreme

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