“For various reasons most of us are not blessed with perfect health. Acupuncture can nourish and awaken your body’s own natural healing abilities to help you reach your highest possible level of comfort and quality of life. I am devoted to improving your health in a kind, safe, and non-judgmental environment.”
Karen is licensed by Washington State as an Acupuncturist and East Asian Medicine Practitioner. During her studies at Middle Way Acupuncture Institute (MAI), she was selected to serve on the Board of Directors for MAI and received special recognition from the school’s director for her service. Before beginning her career in Acupuncture, Karen and her husband operated a successful and widely respected organic farm for 15 years near Bellingham, Washington. During this time, Karen taught at a small community school where the students, including her own two children, received a high quality education rooted in a love of learning and respect for all people.
Chinese medicine uses the term Qi or Chi to refer to the body’s energy. To describe this energy, metaphors are often used. For example, rivers and streams are used to illustrate healthy flows within the body or the presence of blockages. While observing the dramatic yet delicate cycles of the Nooksack River near her home, Karen was inspired to name her practice Inner Rivers Acupuncture.
Karen holds a Master’s Level Diploma in Acupuncture and is NCCOAM Board Certified. Please contact Karen directly at 360-296-6633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.