Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine
Class of 2011
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Seattle, WA  98115
Tel: (206) 517-4541

East-Asian medicine is a clinical approach to health care that has been refined and honed over thousands of years. For most of that time the focus of its transmission has been the clinic, where knowledge grows organically out of experience as master practitioners pass on what they know to apprentices. We believe that a modern acupuncture program still must be grounded in the clinic.  Read a Message from the Directors

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Schwarz, Nan Arita, E.A.M.P. (L.Ac.), M.Ac.O.M.*

Nanarita Acupuncture & Traditional Medicine
203 14th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
office: (206) 323-2225
cell: (206) 291-6550
nan@nanarita.com
http://www.nanarita.com


Nan Schwarz

Nan Schwarz EAMP (LAc) maintains Nanarita Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle, where she will be working alongside the Backfire offices. She will be accepting most insurance providers and PIP claims as well as cash discount payments.

"In many ways, my 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. And finally, my last name is Schwarz, bestowed upon me by my German-American parents. I am an example of many worlds combined in a single person. 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. Acupuncture and herbal medicine were effective in dealing with not only the pain, but also the recovery itself. The compassion shown to me by my holistic practitioners was incredible, and eventually I moved away from a career in creative design and marketing to pursue this amazing healing practice. My goal is to bring the same sense of hope and healing that was given to me."

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)