About Robin Schiesser EAMP/LAc
I’m Robin (she/her/hers). I’ve been practicing East Asian Medicine (acupuncture, acupressure, herbal medicine, qi gong, t’ai chi, and complementary modalities) since 2002.
Rather than just giving you a list of my credentials and experience (which you can find below), I’d like to tell you why I wanted to offer a home visit practice serving my neighbors in northwest Seattle.
In Los Angeles and then Boulder, Colorado, I built busy clinics and fully enjoyed helping people achieve their health goals holistically. Although I’ve thrived in a busy environment, at times treating patients in two or three rooms simultaneously, I always preferred a more sustainable schedule that allowed ample time and energy to connect with each patient.
During the period of transition that began in 2020 my partner accepted a job in Seattle. I was sad to leave the patients I’d worked with for so many years. But one of the greatest lessons the pandemic offered was that unexpected changes are opportunities to learn and grow beyond what we thought was possible. Another is that our time here is precious and unpredictable. It’s wise to listen to what our souls are telling us about what we want to do while we’re here.
After having previously worked in the corporate world, I’d learned even before the pandemic that I valued life balance, an inner sense of fulfillment and being of service more than the size of the number at the bottom of my balance sheet. Because I wanted acupuncture to be available to people with a range of incomes, I managed to keep my rates affordable throughout the years by finding ways to keep my overhead low and my clinic rent manageable.
Arriving in Seattle during a time of record-setting rents meant it was not financially feasible to open a clinic near our home that allowed my vision of how I wanted to work with and support my community.
When I sat with how I wanted my practice here to look and feel, I realized that a model of treating my neighbors in their homes is in perfect alignment with what I want to offer. By staying local and working with healing partners (my preferred term for ‘patients’) in their homes, I keep my rates affordable and my schedule sustainable by avoiding an expensive office lease and spending less time and fuel driving. My healing partners also save the time and expense of driving and parking. And perhaps the most fulfilling part of this model is knowing that I am being of service to my community, connecting authentically with my neighbors and contributing to their quality of life.
When working with healing partners I use Traditional East Asian Medicine practices and other complementary modalities to address a wide variety of health concerns: allergies, all kinds of pain, stress-related conditions, digestive issues, insomnia, menstrual/menopause symptoms, and side effects of cancer treatment. I have had great success enhancing fertility for both women and men.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine can address a wide array of concerns. If you are wondering if I have experience with yours, please don't hesitate to contact me with your questions.
My approach to patient care incorporates a gentle acupuncture technique partnered with compassion and a strong intuitive sensibility. In addition to their acupuncture treatment, I encourage and coach my healing partners to make lifestyle choices that cultivate vibrant health, such as getting adequate restful sleep; maintaining healthy nutrition, including vitamin and herbal supplementation when appropriate; practicing t'ai chi, yoga or other meditation and exercise; and practicing clear communication and healthy boundaries at home and at work.
If this model speaks to you and there is an aspect of your health or comfort in your body that you would like to improve, I’d be happy to answer any questions you have about my services.
Thank you, neighbor, for taking the time to read this and learn about my intentions for North Beach Acupuncture.
Robin Schiesser, EAMP/LAc
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"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
- Mahatma Gandhi
Robin would like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe. https://www.duwamishtribe.org/land-acknowledgement
Robin does not discriminate on any basis, including sex, gender identity, race, religion, color, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, age, any medical condition (including HIV/AIDS related), handicap, disability or any other protected status in accordance with the requirements of local, state, and/or federal law as well as her belief in the intrinsic equality of all humankind.