About Aiying (Amy) Shi L.Ac
I envision a community living in optimal health; a people in charge of their well-being and realizing their true potential as empowered, balanced and healthy individuals.
I believe that we are each created perfect, whole and complete. Illness is a manifestation of the imbalance of our emotional, spiritual and mental lives. In a world in which so many people are experiencing physical, emotional and mental illness, that idea may be hard to believe. However, when we can see ourselves as a complete individual that vision can give us a goal to work toward when, physically or emotionally, we are feeling anything but complete. By mentally focusing on health and well-being we can more easily reach and remain in that place.
Healing is not something that is done to someone, but rather something that is done by someone. The body and mind have tremendous power to improve one's physical condition. Outside intervention by means of acupuncture, herbs, nutrition or other modalities serves to assist the body's energy in finding its true inner balance.
I view every patient as a unique individual expressing his or her own truth. I care for each person in this way, giving the individual attention he or she deserves. When I work with my patients I consider myself a facilitator. By observing a patient and listening to the history of his/her condition I determine where the energetic imbalance is. I then draw upon my knowledge and experience in Chinese medicine to guide the patient's energy back to a state of balance by means of Acupuncture, Moxa, Cupping, Gua Sha, Herbs or other modalities.
Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, Degree Awarded July 2005
Southwest Acupuncture College, Albuquerque, NM
This Masters course requires completion of 3045 hours in the seven branches of classical Oriental medicine:
acupuncture, herbal medicine, physical therapy, nutrition, exercise/breathing therapy, Western medical science,
and clinical education; 1095 of these hours is practical clinical experience. The majority of training is
concentrated on acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
Licensed Acupuncturist - License # 2790 - State of Washington
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine - Cert # 50901- National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental
Medicine (NCCAOM www.nccaom.org )
CPR Certified - American Red Cross