Carleton Magus, LAc
Carleton earned his Master of Science degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a Chinese Herbal certification from Bastyr University in 2006. He is nationally board certified through NCCAOM and he is a member in good standing of the WEAMA (Washington East Asian Medicine Association). He has had the pleasure of studying privately under two masters of this ancient medicine: the late Dr Richard Tan (his exceptionally effective Balance Method) and Dr Jimmy Chang (a master of Pulse Diagnosis and Herbal prescription).
Carleton is comfortable working with vast range of patients (babies, children, teens, adults and elders) in any stage of health. His primary focus is on treating all kinds of pain, safely and effectively, with the goal of lasting relief from suffering. Almost any health condition you may have can be treated with Chinese medicine: a complete and holistic system of wellness- see our What We Treat page.
Carleton in married to Dr. Katja Magus, they met while attending graduate school at Bastyr together. They have three sons in the Issaquah School District, one in elementary, one in middle and one in high school. Carleton loves outdoor activities, including hiking, skiing and biking with the family. This fall he checked off one of his “bucket list” items on a rafting trip down the Grand Canyon with his dad (photo below). He is a ski instructor at Alpental on the weekends in the winter, where he enjoys long days in the snow with his kids (ski photo credit to Neyssa Lee Photography).
Carleton is approachable, friendly and down to earth, he is great at explaining complex things in a simple way. He has great listening skills and patients often report feeling heard, being validated and at ease while in his office. In ten years of practice at Alpine Acupuncture in Issaquah, he has seen more than 1,000 individual patients, completing over 11,000 acupuncture treatments. He is the expert you’ve been looking for. Watch him in action in his video below as he explains how and where he inserts the acupuncture needles.