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, DAOM, EAMP is a passionate physician and teacher of Acupuncture Medicine. He specializes in immune system disorders such as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), autoimmune diseases, asthma and allergies, but he has successfully treated patients with a wide range of modern ailments. Each patient benefits from an individually tailored blend of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other traditional therapies derived from a deep study of an-cient medical classics and up-to-date knowledge of complementary and integrative medicine research.
Jonathan is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) and Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr University. He completed his graduate work and a two-year post-graduate teaching fel-lowship at Bastyr and received his doctorate from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. He assisted renowned fertility specialist Dr. Xindong Ma, OMD, L.Ac. at the Seattle Chinese Medical Center and completed internships at the teaching hospitals of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Shanghai University of TCM in China. He is a National Board-Certified Acupuncturist and recently served on the Washington East Asian Medicine Associa-tion’s (WEAMA) Opioid Committee to review the effectiveness of acupuncture for pain relief and opioid abuse.
Jonathan lives in Seattle with his wife Hillary, also an acupuncturist. They spend their free time cooking, being with friends, hiking or sitting in nature, and practicing yoga and qigong.