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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

A Cold With Complications - 2nd Year Student Translation

A Cold with Complications:  
A Case Report Using a Combination Formula of
Sang Ju [Yin]-Yin Qiao [San] (桑菊飲-銀翹散) with
Tang] (附子細辛湯) to Treat a Cold Translate [ ... ] READ MORE


Balassi, Dana, L.Ac.*

Dragonfly Holistic Healing (Wednesdays & Thursdays only)
760 N.34th St,
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 579-8267

Dana Balassi

Class of 2008

Dana received her Master's in Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. She has studied Chinese and Western herbs, Chinese Medical Language, and a number of other healing modalities taught within the scope of East Asian Medicine, including Gua Sha, Tui Na, Moxa, and Cupping. She has been trained in Traditional Chinese, Japanese, auricular, facial and scalp acupuncture, and utilizes a wide range of modalities to help her patients including: electro stimulation; personally-made herbal preparations; and lifestyle, dietary and health education. She is a certified Qigong instructor in the Liu family Healing Qigong Forms and has studied in both Washington and China.

She specializes in women's health, facial rejuvenation and relaxation and trauma/injury recovery, as well as working with people to increase and balance their energy in order to maintain long-term health.

Aside from Dana's private practice, she offers a Maternity Community Acupuncture Clinic, and teaches Qigong classes in the community room of the Dragonfly Holistic Healing Center.

For appointments, please call (206) 579-8267 or contact Dana via email at

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