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Anatomy and Physiology Requirement Changes

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

Message from the President: Why SIOM is Unique

The Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine was founded in 1994 with the idea that small class sizes with hands-on supervision, clinical experience with seasoned practitioners in a diverse range of sty [ ... ] READ MORE

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


Kurtz Russell, Andrea, L.Ac.*

Sound View Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs
5410 California Ave SW #203
Seattle, WA 98136





Class of 2006
“In my practice of Chinese Medicine I strive to relieve the pain and suffering of my patients so that they may lead healthier, fuller, and more joyful lives. I believe that health and well-being can be achieved by means other than pharmaceuticals—with acupuncture and Chinese herbs, as well as through changes in lifestyle, diet, sleep, and exercise. I practice Chinese medicine for the whole family, treating children, teenagers, adults, and seniors.In addition to seeing patients without insurance coverage, I am a preferred provider with most medical insurances, and I also take Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claims from car accidents."

Andrea graduated from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine with a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Haverford College in Pennsylvania. Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Andrea practiced Western Medicine as an Emergency Medical Technician.

•    Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine)
•    Board Certified Chinese Herbalist
•    National Association for Detox Acupuncture (NADA) certification for the treatment of addictions
•    Kang Wen Clinic Integrative Oncology Program for advanced clinical training
•    Licensed Acupuncturist in Washington State

In addition, Andrea has spent time in China at the Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine taking courses and doing clinical observation in local hospitals. She also works for the People's Medical Publishing House, located in Beijing, translating Chinese medical texts into English.