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Anatomy & Physiology Update
The SIOM Board of Directors recently approved a change in SIOM’s entrance requirements regarding prerequisites. Effective for this upcoming Fall 2016, entering stude [ ... ] READ MORE

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Doctoral Degree Announcement

SIOM begins its Doctoral Degree in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (D.A.H.M.) in the Fall of 2016 SIOM recently received permission from its accrediting body, the Accreditation Commission for Acupunc [ ... ] READ MORE


Chiasson, Judy, D.A.O.M., L.Ac.*

Healing Touch Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
(360) 738-8520
2500 Elm Street, Ste. #4
Bellingham, WA  98225

Affordable Acupuncture Community Clinic
2500 Elm Street, Ste. #3
Bellingham, WA  98225
(360) 715-2455
Class of 1998
Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist AC 484
Master's Degree: Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine 1998 (2nd Graduating Class)
Doctorate Degree: Oregon College of Oriental Medicine 2005 (1st Graduating Class)
Clinical Training in China: 2003 Herbal Studies, 10 days, Nan Chang (Jiang Xi);
2005 Acupuncture Studies, Nan Jing (near Shang Hai)
6 weeks in 5 hospital out-patient acupuncture clinics

Clinical Specialties:

Treatment of Pain - Injuries, Accidents, Chronic & Acute Pain, Neck Back & Shoulder Pain, Headaches, Arthritis, Painful Periods and other types of pain.  Also treat fatigue, digestive complaints, insomnia, women's health, stress & depression.
Life Style Enrichment -
  • Healthy Eating - It's About Life!
  • Stop Smoking with Ease
  • Qi Gong - Eight Treasures
This journey began in 1993 at Emperor's College in Santa Monica, Ca. where I took one class in Chinese Herbal Medicine fell in love with this medicine - with this way of thinking.  While Chinese herbs hooked me, Acupuncture and Life Style Changes have become my main way of treating my patients, although I do prescribe herbs at times.  My great joy is watching patients who have been in pain be able to move, continue their activities and feel like themselves again through treatment.  I work both solo and collaboratively with other medical providers because from my perspective none of us has all of the answers all the time.  

I find it important to listen to my patients so that we are more of a team in their healing together.  When I listen carefully, patients tell me what I need to know to treat them more effectively and I find that patients frequently have their own answers.
Healing Touch Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Est. 1998
(360) 738-8520
2500 Elm Street, Ste. #4
Bellingham, WA  98225
E-Mail: (While I have e-mail & check it periodically, phone contact will get a much faster reponse.)
Private clinic: Services covered by most insurance, including PIP (Personal Injury Vehicle Accident Cases). Preferred Provider Most Insurance Companies, Private Pay
Associates: Rand Dennis, MAcOM, L.Ac., SIOM, 2006; and others.

Affordable Acupuncture Community Clinic, Est. 2006
2500 Elm Street, Ste. #3
Bellingham, WA  98225
(360) 715-2455
Community Clinic: Group setting with licensed acupuncturists.  Sliding Scale Fees according to your income.