Maria Portnaya, L.Ac., MSAcOM

Over the years in clinical practice, Maria’s passion has become rooted in the process of healing.
She explores with patients what is health and balance, and how together we can facilitate a change towards greater state of well-being. Maria feels grateful for the entry into patients’ health through the eastern classical route. Within this medical approach there is ancient wisdom that is relevant to our well-being today. Maria uses Acupuncture and Chinese medicine modalities to facilitate a resolution of ailments while providing education and knowledge for patients to maintain their own optimal state.

Maria received her masters education at Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (SIOM)*, where during a period of three years, she studied Classical Chinese Medicine. Maria is trained in traditional Chinese acupuncture, Japanese acupuncture and Sotai, Chinese herbal medicine, Auricular therapy (ear acupuncture), scalp acupuncture, Tui Na (Chinese medical massage), cupping and gua sha therapy, facial rejuvenation acupuncture, Qi Gong (exercise), and Chinese medical language.

Maria has been an adjunct faculty at SIEAM for several years and enjoys teaching clinical skills, working in student clinics treating patients and being part of the community.


Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAcOM)
Licensed Acupuncturist in Washington State
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
National Association for Detox Acupuncture (NADA) certification
Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal certification

*now Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine

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