Location

We’re located on 12+ beautiful acres nestled between Novelty Hill and Union Hill, about a mile from the end of the 520 freeway. Our clinic itself has been custom designed to feel comfortable, relaxing and welcoming. We are wheelchair accessible and have ample parking.

We share our lot and our vision with Enso Center for International Arts, a non-profit martial arts and community center.

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Sharon's Story

Helping others has always been a passion of mine. I’ve been an elementary school teacher, taught preschool soccer camps, coached youth soccer at Overlake School, volunteered on the board of directors for Northshore Youth Soccer and for Enso Center for the International Arts and helped to raise 4 children.

As a lifelong competitive soccer player and runner, I damaged my knees to the point where I was in constant pain and had 7 different knee surgeries. Rather than living on pain medication I gave acupuncture a try and it worked. It inspired me so much that I decided to go back to school and become an acupuncturist.

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Education

I graduated from University of California, Irvine with a BA in Social Ecology. From there, I earned my Master’s Degree from the Seattle Institute of Asian Medicine (http://siom.edu) and am a Licensed East Asian Medical Practitioner.

My training included both Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture and bodywork, nutritional therapy, orthopedics, and electro-acupuncture. I’ve taken supplemental coursework in sports medicine, NADA training (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) and volunteered on a medical mission to Guatemala through the Integrative Health Project, a non-profit agency where I learned a highly effective auricular diabetic protocol.

I’m also an avid martial artist, having earned a 3rd degree black belt in the Korean martial art of Hapkido and have studied Tai Chi and Qi Gong for over a decade.

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Jason's Story

Master Jason Mix is a founder and instructor at Enso Center for International Arts:

Enso Center is a non-profit martial arts and community-building organization in Redmond Washington. Enso Center has touched the lives of thousands of people and stands out in the martial arts community for its work with a broad range of students including families, seniors, and people with disabilities.

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Jason has trained over 200 black belts in his 30+ year career and teaches seminars all around the world. He has 25+ years training in the internal arts including Tai Chi and Chi Kung/Qi Gong. A senior student of Grandmaster Kwang Sik Myung of the World Hapkido Federation, Jason has earned the ranks of 7th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido, Shin Shim Do and Ki Won Do, 6th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, and 2nd Degree Black Belt in Aikido.

Jason has been featured in the book "Modern Masters of Martial Arts":

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine that has become an important part of any integrative health plan. You can see it being used everywhere – from the cancer ward at Fred Hutch to Olympic Athletes using it for peak performance.

Your body is an amazingly complex “whole” with many different systems working together to keep you healthy (cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory, immune, muscular etc). Connecting everything are acupuncture channels which many believe are actually fascial lines. Fascia is a strong, flexible, collagen-rich tissue that is both an electrical conductor and resistor AND is piezoelectric (can generate its own electricity). Acupuncture uses many modalities to affect change on these acupuncture points along the channels from the insertion of needles to cupping, gua sha, acupressure massage and e-stim.

Stimulation at precise points allows the channels/fascia to send a message to these different systems, sometimes directly at the area being stimulated and sometimes in areas far from the needle (think of it as turning on a light switch to turn on a light).

Current scientific research shows it to be safe and effective. In both 2015 and 2017, the Nobel Prizes for Medicine and Physiology were awarded for current breakthroughs involving traditional Chinese Medicine.