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, owner of Seattle Acupuncture & Pain management 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.
When she was astudent at OCOM, she was able to gain experience in a variety of health care settings. Among them included interning at Star Fire Family Clinic for Satya Ambrose, a naturopath and acupuncturist, located in Damascus, Oregon. She also had the opportunity to intern for David Eisen, LAc at Quest Center for Integrative Health, a nonprofit, community-based health center, which was founded in 1989 as “Project Quest Integrative Health Center”. This experience allowed her to see how eastern and western medicine can be integrated together to create an amazing healing platform for patients as well as experience the valuable benefits of offering group/community acupuncture to a community. She also had the opportunity to intern under an OCOM doctoral resident, Dr. Brett Runnings who now practices his specialty of stroke rehabilitation in Spokane, Washington. Lisa is also the Vice President of the board of director for the OCOM Alumni Association and sat on the OCOM Student Association while she attended OCOM.
Currently, Lisa is being mentored by Dr. Ian Sok, DAOM. Dr. Sok was born in southern South Korea and began learning about herbs and acupuncture in Korea at an early age. At 24 he came to the U.S. where he earned a Master of Science in TCM from the Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences in Oakland, Calif. and a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Sok and Lisa are working together on Korean Point Injection acupuncture therapy and Mae Sun facial acupuncture therapy projects.
Lisa specializes in acute and chronic pain management at Seattle Acupuncture & Pain Management. 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!
In her spare time she loves to play soccer, coach soccer, hike, golf, ski and research Type II Diabetes, Cardiovascular and Liver Diseases as well as read.