Meet Jackie Close
Jacqueline R. Close, MTCM, EAMP, has a passion for helping people like you get well and stay well naturally. Jackie has been in private practice in Seattle since 2002. She has successfully treated hundreds of patients with a variety of conditions including and not limited to chronic pain, digestive disorders, allergies, PMS, fertility issues, insomnia, autoimmune diseases, anxiety and depression.
Since first being introduced to Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in 1995 Jackie has been fascinated with the theory, philosophy and the results the medicine produces. She is very enthusiastic about acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and she incorporates it into her own personal life. Along with becoming an acupuncturist and herbalist she has also been an avid student and teacher of qigong. Jackie has been practicing qigong since 2006 and is certified to teach 3 forms including muscle tendon changing, 8 treasures and the hands of the 18 Luohan.
Jackie has been studying Medical Qigong with Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun, PhD. since 2012. She has completed a 2 year Medical Qigong program at the Institute of Qigong and Integrative Medicine (IQ&IM) and is a certified Yi Ren® Qigong instructor. Jackie teaches Medical Qigong and incorporates it into her practice to enhance the effects of the acupuncture treatments. She has seen tremendous healing results through Medical Qigong and will continue to learn and share this valuable information with her patients.
Jackie has been serving on the board of directors at the Institute of Qigong and Integrative Medicine since 2014 and currently holds the position of President.
She received a bachelors of Science degree in psychology and biology at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1997 and a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NIAOM) in Seattle, Washington in 2002. Jackie continued her studies with Dr. Richard Tan, OMD in 2003 where she learned a style of acupuncture called the balance method which allows for quick and effective results. Jackie has been practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine in Seattle since 2002. She is currently located in Wallingford. She is board certified by the NCCAOM and state licensed in Washington.
Jackie lives in Seattle and in her free time she enjoys spending time with her partner, friends and family, playing golf, snowboarding, hiking and practicing qigong.
Meet Jonathan Day
Jonathan Day, MSAOM, LAc, EAMP, is a passionate practitioner and teacher of Acupuncture Medicine. He sees patients with a wide range of modern ailments including acute and chronic pain, headache, fertility concerns, menstrual issues, digestive complaints, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Each patient benefits from an individually tailored blend of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other traditional therapies. His treatments are simple, effective, and human-friendly.
Jonathan discovered acupuncture as a young gymnast and classical dancer. After suffering an injury, he was disheartened by healthcare providers who offered only pills and a warning to stop doing what he loved. Finally, a friend brought him to an acupuncturist who treated him with compassion and reminded him of the great power and healing potential of the human body. Not only did Jonathan find strength and agility again, but he was so moved that he began a long investigation into the mysteriously effective methods that had restored his health. Today, Jonathan is honored to practice and teach the art of Acupuncture Medicine.
Jonathan is Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr University, where he completed his graduate work and a two-year post-graduate Teaching Fellowship. He completed internships in China at the teaching hospitals of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Shanghai University of TCM and assisted renowned fertility specialist, Dr. Xindong Ma, OMD, L.Ac. at the Seattle Chinese Medical Center. Since 2012, Jonathan has studied Medical Qigong with Dr. Guan Cheng Sun, PhD. at the Institute of Qigong and Integrative Medicine where he is in the process becoming a certified Yi Ren Qigong instructor. He recently served on the Washington East Asian Medicine Association’s (WEAMA) Opioid Committee and is currently pursuing his doctorate at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with a specialty in reproductive health and chronic disease.