Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine


Intern Clinics

In the internship clinics student interns provide care under the supervision of licensed faculty supervisors. There are several different kinds of clinic shifts available which offer student interns a range of practice options while providing patients with a variety of acupuncture, herbal, and massage approaches to meet their health care needs.

For clinic appointments, please call our front desk at 206-517-4541. 

All of our clinics are located at 444 NE Ravenna Blvd., Suite 208.  

SIOM's clinics follow the school's academic calendar.  Interns rotate between faculty supervisors and shifts, so please know that the intern schedule will change periodically. The clinic is closed during most federal holidays and is also closed or has limited hours during the following school breaks:

Winter Break: December 21, 2013 - January 5, 2014

Spring Break: April 19, 2014 - May 4, 2014

Acupuncture and Chinese Herb Shifts –

In these intern clinics patients receive acupuncture treatments, herbal consults, and other treatment modalities and lifestyle advice as appropriate to address the specific concerns of the patient.  These shifts provide quality care by well-trained student interns for the treatment of a full range of health concerns. Check the clinic schedule for times, names of supervisors, and cost.

Tuina (Chinese Medical Massage) Shifts –

These intern shifts utilize a method of medical massage developed in China to promote overall relaxation and circulation, as well as to assist with specific health concerns.  Interns provide a 60 minute full body massage that is both invigorating and relaxing.   Check the clinic schedule for times, names of supervisors, and cost.

Community Acupuncture Shifts –

These intern shifts provide acupuncture treatments in a group setting.  Patients are treated in an open room where they relax in lounge chairs while receiving acupuncture.  There may be up to six patients present in this group setting.  These treatments provide an excellent way to release stress and calm your spirit – and are extremely affordable as well.

Japanese Acupuncture and Bodywork Shifts –

This intern shift provides Japanese styles of acupuncture, shiatsu (acupressure), and sotai (structural integration). Japanese approaches are gentle and relaxing and employ a wide range of acupuncture and warming techniques to induce relaxation, promote health, and relieve symptoms. Patients often receive advice on qigong and movement therapy in this clinic.

Auricular Acupuncture Shifts –

These intern shifts use a combination of Japanese acupuncture approaches and Auricular (ear) acupuncture, an approach to diagnosis and treatment developed by French physicians.  This method of treatment can be very effective for pain relief, addictions, food sensitivities and a range of psycho-emotional concerns. Check the clinic schedule for times, names of supervisors, and cost.