East Asian Medicine Practitioner
Erin moved from Minnesota to Seattle in 1999 and eventually found her path to acupuncture. Erin was graduated from Bastyr University in 2007 with the degree of Master of Science in Acupuncture and she is Board Certified by the NCCAOM. While in school, Erin completed clinical rotations at Harborview Hospital in the Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia Clinic, the International Clinic, and in the HIV Clinic. She also completed internships at the Caroline Downs Family Medical Center, Highpoint Medical Clinic, and Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
Immediately upon graduating, Erin was invited to join the practice of Candace Burnikel at Dancing Turtle Acupuncture. Throughout her 4 years of working at this flourishing clinic, she treated a wide range of complaints including autoimmune diseases, neurological conditions, migraines, digestive complaints, pain management, female health, and psycho-emotional disorders, to name a few. She is very grateful to have had 4 years of substantial clinic work directly after graduating which prepared her for giving high quality care for over 10 years in her own practice at Blue Peacock Acupuncture.
Erin understands that each person is unique and on their own transformative path to health and wellbeing. Some people are looking for a jump start, while others are looking for a gentle push. Some constitutions are strong and prefer strong treatments, while others are more delicate and need a gentle hand. If you are afraid of acupuncture, she has some tricks up her sleeve to make it a painless and relaxing experience - most patients even fall asleep! Erin will meet you where you are in your healing process and will work with you to help your body and mind become more balanced and pain free. The body's capabilities to heal itself are truly phenomenal and with the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbs to stimulate the different healing mechanisms in the body, you will be on the way to feeling your best!
Erin provides gentle and effective acupuncture treatments with a focus on pain management, headaches, digestion complaints, fatigue, and stress issues. Erin is committed to ongoing continuing education in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Nutrition to enhance her knowledge and remain up to date with new and emerging information.
A little more about Erin:
Outside of her love for East Asian Medicine, Erin has a passion for travel, especially to wildlife destinations with her sister. She has been charged by an elephant while on foot in South Africa, she's walked and canoed through the amazing wonders of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador, visited rescued Elephants in the Khao Sok National Park in Thailand and kayaked in the beautiful HaLong Bay, Vietnam. Her next exploration will be to trek mountain gorillas in Uganda!
Erin is an animal lover to her core. She has spent volunteer time at Pasado’s Safe Haven farm animal sanctuary, Heartwood Haven farm animal sanctuary, the Woodland Park Zoo, and has found homes for four foster dogs through Ginger's Death Row Dogs. Erin is currently volunteering for Wolf Haven International. She lives with her 15 year old Lhasa Apso, and a bonded pair of sweet little kitties.