Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine

Schwarz, Nan Arita, EAMP, MAcOM

Nanarita Acupuncture / Orca Wellness
821 E Thomas St
Seattle, WA 98102-5478
Phone: (206) 324-5433

Nan Schwarz

Nanarita Acupuncture is a partner at Orca Wellness Center in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, a multidisciplinary care clinic focused on patient outcomes and outstanding service.

"My full name says a lot about who I am. My first name is Nan, taken from my Korean name Gu-Nan. My middle name is Arita, which comes from a town in Japan that is renown for its porcelain craft. And my last name is Schwarz, bestowed upon me by my German-American parents. I am an example of many worlds combined, and my practice reflects this as well, as I utilize different styles of acupuncture and medical treatment depending on the person I am working with.

I first came to Chinese Medicine after experiencing a severe car accident, where my pelvis and femur were shattered, my sacrum broken. Acupuncture and herbal medicine were effective in dealing with not only the pain, but also the recovery itself. This included the health of my body as well as my mind, as the mental trauma of the experience went untreated by western medicine. The compassion shown to me by my holistic practitioners was incredible, and eventually I moved away from a career in creative design and corporate marketing to pursue this amazing healing practice."

Nan Arita Schwarz holds the following certifications:

WA state licensed East Asian Medical Practitioner (EAMP) - licensed to practice acupuncture and asian medicine

Nationally certified member of the NCCAOM as a Dipl. of Oriental Medicine (Dipl. OM) - Board certified in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine

NADA certified as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist

Member of the Washington East Asian Medicine Association (WEAMA)