David Lerner, acupuncturist and Chinese herbal medicine


David Lerner, L.Ac. inserting an acupuncture needle - Seattle and Olympia Acupuncture

The West has recently recognized that human beings are complex bio-electrical systems. This understanding has been the foundation of acupuncture for thousands of years. According to Chinese medical philosophy, energy circulates throughout the body along certain pathways. Specific points on these pathways allow access to various body structures and systems. Pain and illness are caused by an imbalance or blockage of this energy. Stimulating the acupuncture point enhances the circulation of energy, improving the health of the entire person. Acupuncture also releases tension in the muscles and connective tissue, making it particularly effective for pain management and the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.

Acupuncture is usually painless, especially when using very gentle Japanese techniques. Tiny needles the width of a thick hair are inserted at specific points on the body. State and federal agencies have established strict procedures for acupuncture treatment; the needles used are sterile and are disposed of after each use.

Acupuncture has been shown to release endorphins and many people experience a deep sense of relaxation during and after the treatment. Treatments last 30-60 minutes and are usually prescribed weekly or biweekly. Depending on the severity of the problem, you can expect to notice improvement in your health within 6 to 10 treatments.


"My husband & I went to David when we lived in Seattle & continue to keep in touch because of his professionalism & high level of expertise at what he does. We try to seek people in their professions who love what they do and we definitely saw that in David. Over the past several years we have worked with him to improve our overall health with some acupunture, medicinal herbs and our semi-annual detox program which we receive from David. In the past year & a half, both my hubby & I have lost 35lbs. each & have managed to keep it off. Our bloodwork has definitely showed improvements over the last several years due to his expertise. David also advised us on some great nutritional books/philosophies which have also helped us change our eating lifestyle. We wish we still lived in Seattle so we could still see David, but he is someone who I would never hesitate to refer, especially to my close family & friends. I hope he posts this on his website as well, cause we mean it from the heart." szv

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