About our Practice

421329_10150622535854690_106030955_nHere at Ume we maintain a small practice in order to be able to pay thorough attention to each and every patient. Follow-up visits are often up to an hour and a half because we usually treat patients both face up and face down within the same visit in order to maximize results. We believe that face time is integral to understanding each patient and their needs.

Christine and Shannon have trained in both Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture, resulting a gentle technique which produces results quickly and facilitates deep relaxation. We base our acupuncture practice largely on Kiiko Matsumoto-style acupuncture, a highly effective palpation-based style which incorporates shallow insertion and gentle stimulation. We also offer Chinese herbal prescription in formulas which are customized to each individual, in order to achieve better results than using standard formulations. Our goal is to provide the highest quality care to each and every patient.


Photo: Mu Gua 木瓜 (copyright Jasmine Rose Oberste)