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 thousands of patients with a variety of conditions, including and not limited to chronic pain, digestive disorders, allergies, sinus conditions, headaches, tendonitis, PMS, menstrual issues, fertility issues, insomnia, autoimmune diseases, stress, anxiety, and depression.
Since first being introduced to Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in 1995, Jackie has been fascinated with the theory, philosophy, and results the medicine produces. She is very enthusiastic about acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and qigong. 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 in 2013 became certified to teach muscle-tendon changing, eight treasures, and the hands of the 18 Luohan. Jackie wanted to deepen her knowledge and practice of qigong and began studying and practicing Medical Qigong in 2012. She completed a 2-year Medical Qigong teacher training program in 2016 at the Institute of Qigong and Integrative Medicine (IQ&IM) and is a certified Yi Ren® Qigong instructor. Jackie continues to deepen her own personal qigong practice, and in doing so she began studying with Dr. Jerry Johnson a Qigong Grand Master. She has been training and studying with Dr. Johnson since 2019 and is currently in a 4-year Doctorate of Chinese Energetic Medicine program.
Jackie teaches qigong and incorporates it into her clinical practice to enhance the effects of her acupuncture and herbal treatments. She has seen tremendous healing results through qigong and will continue to learn and share this valuable information with her patients and students.
Jackie served on the board of directors at the Institute of Qigong and Integrative Medicine from 2014 to 2018, where she held the positions of Secretary and President.
She received a Bachelor 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 the Seattle area, and in her free time, she enjoys all the PNW has to offer; hiking, snowboarding, snowshoeing, paddle boarding, and of course, her own daily practice of qigong as she continues to deepen her own connection and understanding.
Since 2005, Jackie and her expertise have been an important part of my life as I seek peace and wholeness of my body and spirit. I have benefitted in so many ways. She and her "needles" have seen me through abdominal surgery, shoulder impingements, chronic low back pain, gastric issues, headaches, hearing loss, and emotional issues. I continue to be in awe of the power of Acupuncture in Jackie's hands.
— R. Stark
For the latest injury, a broken humerus at the top of the bone that goes into the socket of the left shoulder, I started Acupuncture in the beginning of March 2011. I've also been going to physical therapy. My orthopedic doctor mentioned to me that someone else had a very similar break around the same time I did, but my injury was healing quicker than his. He was not going to Acupuncture. I believe that my injury healing so quickly directly relates to my acupuncture treatments from Jackie. About 18 months before, I had fallen and seriously sprained my ankle. Even with PT and massage therapy, the swelling in my ankle didn't really go down until I started Acupuncture with Jackie. So, I'm a real believer in Acupuncture and having gone to other acupuncturists in my life, I feel that Jackie Close tops them all.
I was referred to Jackie by a musician friend a year and a half ago to address repetitive stress injuries in my shoulder, neck and back. Jackie has delved deeper than any other practitioner to find the root of the matter. Slowly over time I'm healing into a whole person and grateful for her perseverance and attention to the details of my health.
— K. Zabelle
I have been receiving treatments for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome over the last 18 years. Jackie's care has been paramount to my health and improved ability to be active and feel good again! Jackie's ability to address all health issues and refer to other health care providers is a holistic approach benefitting all her patients. Thank you Jackie!
— J. Swartz
I have been managing chronic stiffness from arthritis in my neck for the past 10 years. I have tried a number of different therapies – massage, chiropractic and physical therapy, along with regular stretching and exercise. All of these have been helpful and I will continue to use them but the acupuncture treatment that I have been receiving for the last 8 months is the one thing that is giving my symptoms consistent relief. I love it!
— C. Levesque
I have been getting Acupuncture now for two months. I am here to get relief from persistent asthma, allergies, and eczema. I have been going to the doctor now for a number of years with only limited success or temporary relief. I have had several treatments, including Acupuncture & Chinese herbs, and have gotten some serious benefits already. Jackie is patient, thorough, and wonderfully caring. I so very much appreciate her care.
— C. Drajem
I was an Insomniac and now I sleep like a baby! I started getting Acupuncture from Jackie back in Feb 2009 for my insomnia of over 8 years. I have tried all the western medicines from sleep class to lunestra and to ambien. They helped at first and then it did not work anymore. Ambien only helped for 3 hours and then I was wide awake the rest of the night/morning. 14 months later, I can fall asleep and I stay asleep. Jackie's approach is holistic and she truly understands how my body and mind works. If you have been curious about Acupuncture, Jackie is a trusted and a great provider.
I have been receiving Acupuncture for less than six months. I'm being treated for many reasons. I have pain throughout my entire body, I have had lots of trouble sleeping, and severe headaches. I have tried a number of prescribed & over-the-counter medications for the past 15 years. I have had 8 treatments with Jackie and so far my headaches are completely gone and I no longer need to take any sleeping pills at all and my severe joint pain has been getting much better. I am taking half of the amount of medication and I feel much better! The treatments have worked for me. Thank you Jackie for the great care, I truly know that it's a true healing and I love it!
— Joan Topacio
I have been coming to Jackie for about 5 years. Through Acupuncture, Jackie has treated me for pain. Plantar Fasciitis, back pain, headaches, post foot surgery, Stress, Sinusitis, Digestion, and restless leg syndrome. The herbs Jackie gave me have significantly improved my digestion and eliminated my restless leg syndrome; Acupuncture is an awesome way to clear the stress from your life. Jackie is gentle and kind and I enjoy knowing her.
— Karen Andrews
After struggling with chronic pain for months following a herniated disk, Jackie literally changed my life. I tried steroid shots, medication, and physical therapy- but Acupuncture gave me the relief I was looking for in only a few visits. I only wish I'd come sooner. The results have been truly amazing and I'm so thankful to be almost completely pain free.
— Kerry Colburn
I went to see Jackie when I lived in Seattle. I literally could not walk more than one block without having to sit because the pain was so bad. As that problem healed, my Achilles tendon started acting up. Just a few quick trips to Jackie and that felt much better too. In addition to being a great acupuncturist, Jackie is a genuinely nice and fun person to be around. Now that I've moved out-of-state, I *really* miss her! I would recommend her without reservation.
— Jane C.
I've been seeing Jackie since the end of April, 2011. I originally came to Jackie to seek help for my erratic digestive issues. I had exhausted everything that I could do on my own through elimination diet and with supplements such as digestive enzymes and probiotics. Within 7 acupuncture treatments and daily herbs, my digestion had greatly improved and had become better than what was considered "normal" for me. I was thrilled! I was beyond thrilled! Though my digestion was what brought me to Jackie, she is also helping me optimize my menstrual cycles and fertility. Her treatments have allowed me to feel like myself again and have brought me to a place where I feel happy to live in my body! She is a blessing, I am so grateful, and I cannot recommend her enough.
— J. Broecker
I started getting weekly Acupuncture for fertility issues and migraines several years ago. I now have a 1 year old boy and have gone several weeks at a time with no migraines, where I used to get several a week. Being in Jackie's care has had a tremendously positive impact on my life.
I began seeing Jackie in 2009 for daily sinus headaches. I was on two different kinds of OTC medicine and was still taking pain killers multiple times a day when a friend recommended that I make an appointment with Jackie after having a great experience herself.
Two and a half years later, I have zero sinus pain even at the height of allergy season. My results are more than I could have ever hoped for when I started seeing Jackie. In addition, she also treats anything else that I may be having issues with whether it's a common cold, elbow pain or a random bad mood – every treatment is designed to be as effective as it can possibly be.
Jackie's greatest strength (aside from her great knowledge of Eastern medicine) is her ability to explain both the treatment and the philosophy behind it in a way that makes sense to someone unfamiliar with the process. It's clear that she fully believes in what she does – her calm confidence makes a newbie feel much better about having 6 needles stuck in your face!
I can't recommend Jackie Close highly enough – it's a truly life changing experience!
— Keely B.
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