Lisa Martin, LAc, moved to Seattle from Portland, Oregon. She is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is a State of Washington licensed East Asian Medicine/Licensed Acupuncture practitioner.
Lisa Martin brings a fresh approach to Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, combining both a Masters from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in Portland, Oregon and a Bachelors in Biology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.
Lisa specializes in acute and chronic pain management at Serendipity Wellness Center.
Many of the patients she sees come to her for pain. It was obvious to her that people were suffering needlessly with acute and chronic painful conditions and that this health care service was desperately needed. Acupuncture may be an ancient practice, but patients continue to described unbelievable and impressive pain relief benefits. Over the last two decades, a growing library of modern scientific evidence is now available to support its effectiveness in relieving pain.
Patients say acupuncture is even more effective than pain medications. Acupuncture has lasted as a healing treatment for more than 2000 years. It really does stimulate the body’s internal healing mechanisms in the nervous system, releases endorphins, and changes the way the brain perceives pain. It's exciting that modern science is finally catching up to what patients of acupuncture have known for a long time.
Lisa uses TCM and Acupuncture therapy to treat the whole person unlike drug-based therapies that are designed to mask or cover up symptoms of pain and potentially cause other health conditions. TCM and acupuncture actually corrects the origins of the pain for either long lasting or permanent relief.
Lisa incorporates acupuncture, oriental medicine, Tuina massage, cupping, electro-stimulation, Gua Sha and Moxa to target pain. She also uses nutrition, supplementation, education and passive exercise therapy to help relieve and reverse pain. Her number one goal is to help reduce the amount of pain a patient has been experiencing or eliminate it altogether. She knows people can live life the wayit is supposed to be lived. Pain Free!