My name is Amanda Finley. I am a licensed Acupuncturist and East Asian Medicine Practitioner in Washington State. Thank you for visiting my website. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions!
Why Channels Acupuncture?
Channels are also called meridians, pathways, or energy channels. They run through the whole body, from the skin to the deepest organs, providing nourishment, movement, and life. Blockage along the channels can interfere with your life, causing pain and illness.
By working on these channels through bodywork, acupuncture, and herbal medicine, I can help your body unblock what is stuck and create balance. This allows for a higher sense of well-being, relieving stress as well as physical and emotional pain. Without blockage or stagnation in your channels, you are able to live your life to the fullest.
During each visit, I carefully assess each acupuncture channel. This way, treatments are catered to your unique energy system. Using this specialized approach, I see pain decrease sometimes instantly, a sense of peace over-ride stressful situations, and, over time, my patients have more energy to do what they love. I hope to have the opportunity to show you what this medicine can do for you.
I practice Channel Theory, a style of acupuncture based on assessing the meridians in order to determine a whole-body pattern causing a symptom or imbalance. Acupuncture channels are energy pathways that travel everywhere in the body, from the tips of the fingers and toes to the organs. First, I assess these channels by palpating between the hands and elbows, and feet and knees. That information, combined with questions, tells me about which channel or body system is affected. Then sterile, single-use needles are used on specific acupuncture points, chosen based on what is being treated. This efficiently and effectively assists the body in correcting the imbalance.
Very frequently, I work on neck and upper back issues. This can be chronic or acute, related to anything including car accidents. Combining deep body-work on the neck and spine with acupuncture, we can open all the channels that go to the head. This can even assist with jaw or sinus issues.
My graduate thesis concerned gu syndrome, a Chinese Medicine diagnosis for many chronic infections, including Lyme disease, autoimmune disorders, food allergies, and so on. I see many of these conditions in my practice. I use a combination of acupuncture and specially designed herbal formulas. I work with my patients to address these issues from all angles.