I moved to my new space on Western Avenue in Belltown January of 2010. It is located just two blocks south of the Olympic Sculpture Park: http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/OSP/. When I have time, I enjoy my lunches there with the lovely view of the Sound. The new space is working out very well. I have two rooms; one is my primary room, and the other a back-up room for when I book more than one patient at the same time. I use both rooms when treating couples or family members who come to see me together. The main lobby area has a lovely wood floor and comfortable sitting area, with a variety of magazines. My herbal pharmacy is located in a separate room near the lobby.
By the way, I have found myself prescribing fewer raw herbs and more herbs in the capsule and tablet form. Unfortunately, people don’t seem to have enough time to prepare raw herbs these days. It requires at least one-half hour of boiling and simmering and must be done several times per week, based on the number of bags of raw herbs prescribed. With the capsules and tablets, patients don’t have to worry about preparing herbs and they can take them to work, ensuring they will get their properly prescribed dosage for the day.
I’ve noticed that there’s quite a bit of foot traffic on Western Avenue. Most folks live in the condos in the surrounding the area and are often on foot versus driving, which is a wonderful thing. Because my clinic is on the street level, curious people often pop in and ask me questions about acupuncture and my practice. I love these conversations because I enjoy helping people who are seeking new information and new approaches to health.
Lately my treatments have been focused on chronic back pain, allergies, smoking cessation, insomnia, and stress and anxiety abatement. I am quite pleased with my space so far and am looking forward to treating more people to resolve their ailments and improve their quality of life.