Nikki has experience treating a variety of issues and specializes in pain management, women's health, and perinatal support. Nikki received her Masters of Acupuncture from Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Seattle, WA) in 2001. She is licensed in the state of Washington and a diplomate of the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Her private practice is located between the Ballard and Phinney Ridge neighborhoods of Seattle.
Nikki is a native of the Pacific Northwest and loves the outdoors, whether it's running, hiking and camping, snowshoeing, or paddle boarding. Nikki is also an avid knitter, fabric hound, and all around crafty person. She particularly loves spending time with her husband, teenage daughter, and dog doing any of the above activities.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an integral part of Traditional Oriental Medicine, a complete system of healthcare practiced for over 3000 years. Oriental Medicine includes acupuncture, acupressure, tui na (massage), cupping, moxibustion (mugwort herb), gua sha (dermal friction), and dietary and lifestyle counseling. These therapies work with the body's Qi (pronounced Chee), the natural vital energy within all of us, to promote healing.
This vital energy flows along pathways called meridians. Acupuncture points are located along these meridians, each point having a specific effect on Qi. Very fine needles are inserted into the skin to stimulate specific points on the body for therapeutic purposes. This practice balances the movement of Qi to restore health.