"helping you feel in harmony
with your greatest potential"
I am a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Washington. I practice according to the principle that the body, mind, and spirit are in fact one thing. Any physical symptom has its psychological correlate, and every thought pattern shows in some way through the body. The truth is that your body is smarter than me, smarter than you, and smarter than any doctor out there. Listening to your body according to the principles of Chinese Medicine shows me where your body is feeling interference, and guides me to help it remove the interference. From that point on, the body is the most powerful healing mechanism in existence, and healing occurs naturally.
I achieved a Masters of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, and a Bachelors of Arts in Religious Studies from Loyola University of Chicago. I moved to Washington State in 2013 and have since enjoyed living in the natural beauty that is the Pacific Northwest. I enjoy being active outdoors, studying the latest research on the mind-body connection, and spending time with my new wife in our new home. I look forward to working with you to achieve your wellness goals and enhance your quality of life.
In treatment, I take the time to get to know the many dimensions of who you are. Chinese Medicine is a holistic practice where every aspect of your life is important to finding the way to help the body heal itself. While relieving pain and healing dis-ease is often the principal focus of those seeking treatment, I often emphasize that Acupuncture is an important factor in improving and maintaining a high quality of life. We all strive to be better in some way or another. Confronting stress before it manifests as a disorder, and then helping you feel in harmony with your greatest potential is where Acupuncture is most beneficial. I have studied many specialty styles of therapeutics, including Reiki, Qi Gong, Shiatsu, Dr. Tan, Five Element Theory, and Esoteric Acupuncture, that allow my treatments to effectively address physical, psycho-emotional, and spiritual issues too.
On the physical level I enjoy treating to provide pain relief, particularly from headaches, as well as improving digestive health, and eliminating sleep issues. I continue to study nutritional health and advocate nutrition as an essential factor in one’s healing. I also have a passion for working with families, and having pursued extra focus in Chinese Pediatric Medicine, I recognize that family dynamic is instrumental when it comes to an individual’s health.
All of the King Health Associates Practice Policies, Privacy Statement, Consent to Treatment and Financial Policies will be sent to you once you schedule into my calendar. All of my policies are included in this initial paperwork which you will simply sign electronically. Within these policies are the list of questions to ask your insurance company. You will be expected to print out and bring the Insurance information with you to your first session.
The quickest and best way to make an appointment is to click on the New Client schedule Now button or email our firstname.lastname@example.org. If you click on the New Client Schedule Now button you will be taken to a brief intake form and will be able to see Stephen's online calendar in order to reserve your first session time. Once you request an appointment time, our office will send you all of the necessary paperwork to sign electronically before your first visit. If you choose to email our offices for an appointment, our Ambassador Jaymie Johnston will help you find a time that works for your schedule and send you the paperwork to sign electronically.
Be sure to contact your insurance company and find out the details of what is covered. Ultimately, you are responsible for the session fee if your insurance company does not cover the cost of Acupuncture. When you schedule with our office, you will be guided on what exactly to ask your insurance company before your first appointment.
Group Health PPO Out of network (pending in network)
FCHN Out of network (pending in network)
HMA Out of network- will not accept providers
MHN Out of network (pending in network)
Premera - In
Regence Out of network- will not accept providers
United Healthcare Out of network
Washington Teamsters Out of network (pending in network)...and more.
Cash, check and major credit cards (except American Express and Discover) are accepted for payment. You may also use your Health Savings card. We do not accept payments from 3rd parties for sessions, due to confidentiality. If your parent, friend or family member is paying for your session, you will need to have them reimburse you while you pay King Health directly.
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session. The exception to this is if there is an emergency or illness. (A work schedule or childcare change does not constitute an emergency.) If you no show, insurance will not be billed for your session, and you will be responsible for the full fee.