Practitioners

 

Maria Portnaya, L.Ac., MSAcOM

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

Maria received her masters education at Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (SIOM)*, where in 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.

Certifications:

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

 

Angela Renzetti, L.Ac., MSAcOM

Angela received a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine*.  Her studies included acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, various bodywork methods (Tuina, Shiatsu, cupping, gua sha), nutritional therapy and Chinese translation.  She has a passion for plants and teaches classes on Chinese and Western herbalism.

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Angela’s focus is for patient’s to feel relief with treatment.  Whether it be from stressors of daily life to acute or chronic illness.  From a Chinese medicine perspective, she treats the symptoms you experience while working simultaneously at the root of the problem, with a heart-centered yet practical approach.

 

Some areas of focus for Angela’s practice are pain management, anxiety, stress, depression, grief/loss, trauma, gynecology and LGBTQIA+ health.

Certifications:

Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAcOM)
Licensed Acupuncturist in Washington State
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
200-hour Hatha RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)

*now Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine