Hi, my name is Rebecca Babik. I’m a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Washington and am a nationally certified Diplomate with the NCCAOM. From my first experience with Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine, I was impressed with its unique approach and remarkable results. During my acupuncture treatments for seasonal allergies, my inherent energy was coaxed and nurtured into a more balanced state and my symptoms got better without the use of pharma drugs. I realized we are all so much more than the organs, bones, tendons, and cells that constitute our physical self. Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine is incredible because it assists and empowers the body to heal itself! I was convinced the modality was indispensable, but didn’t head to graduate school to study Acupuncture until I truly recognized the greater effects from my treatments; I was sleeping better, my digestion improved, my mood was great! The beneficial effects from my treatments where widespread, this was how my body was supposed to work. I was ready to become empowered to share this amazing modality with others.
My admiration and regard for Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine was solidified during my time at Bastyr University. While at Bastyr, I studied the fine nuances of how East Asian Medicine approaches the interdependent relationship between the mental, emotional, and physical aspects affecting health and wellbeing. My experience in the program gave me the unique opportunity to practice at Bastyr’s offsite clinics such as Harborview’s Chronic Fatigue Center, Harborview’s HIV/AIDs Clinic, Rainier Park Medical Clinic, and Providence Mount Saint Vincent Nursing Center. After graduating from Bastyr with a Master’s in Acupuncture in 2010, I returned to study Chinese Herbal Medicine and completed a second externship to China to experience how Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine is integrated with Western Medicine.
Over the years, my respect and enthusiasm has only grown as I have continued to practice my medicine and hone my skills. In addition to Traditional East Asian Acupuncture, I have found integrating acupuncture sound therapy, East Asian nutrition, Chinese herbs, and the use of essential oils to be valuable additions to my treatments. Particular areas of interest include: women’s health, stress/anxiety reduction, allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, headaches/migraines, and pain management.
I consider it a privilege to practice a holistic medicine that allows me to consider and appreciate who my patients are as individuals. As I mentioned above, we are all more than our physical self. My goal as a practitioner is to provide a caring, relaxing, and safe environment to revitalize and nurture the health of each unique individual. I am honored to share and practice my knowledge in order to assist others on their journey to wellbeing.