Skilled and compassionate, our practitioners take great pride in their contribution toward a healthier community.
Lee Mahoney, LAc EAMP
I was born in California, spent time in England with my family, and grew up in and call Washington home. I have lived in West and Southwest Seattle for the past 14 years. I graduated from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine in 2016 with a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
I’ve had a lifelong interest in natural health and healing. As someone who has struggled with health problems that no one seemed to be able to help with, my eyes were opened by an acupuncturist/herbalist who resolved my issues in just a few treatments. I thought, “This is powerful. I want to help those who may have given up on finding something that can help them.” My husband and family were supportive and encouraged me to pursue my interest in this healing path. I haven't looked back, the simple truth is I love what I do! This medicine has a profound meaning for me and I believe it can for you too! I want you to feel better and be able to do the things you love.
My theory on wellness is this: Over time our bodies learn to exist at a level of homeostasis that is not exactly optimal, partly because we learn to “live with” or accept certain conditions. I believe our bodies want to return to optimum health and it’s our work to remind the body what that means. Acupuncture, bodywork, herbal prescriptions, dietary upgrades, and mindfulness can help bring the body back into balance.
It is my privilege to accompany you on your wellness journey.
Ellaina Pauline Lewis, LAc EAMP
It was decades ago that I was first fascinated by theories from East Asian medicine. My introduction was through acupressure and reflexology. I was drawn to the potential of our bodies to respond positively to attention to these points that were mapped out thousands of years ago. This curiosity guided me to acupuncture and East Asian medicine. I received my Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from The Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine and am credentialed with the State of Washington as a Licensed Acupuncturist and East Asian Medical Practitioner.
My mission in practice is to be a reliable facilitator for each of my patients. It is my intent that their healthcare goals come first in each decision I make. I feel that this approach is sometimes lost in the medical world in its current state. I work hard to foster an environment of inclusion and belonging with my patients, who all know that their health is my priority, regardless of age, race, gender, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status or sexual orientation.
My background as a musician and mortgage professional inform my focus on detail and conscientious attention toward finding the best solution whenever possible. I’ve spent twenty years living in Seattle, with the past nine in West Seattle, and am continuously enchanted by the natural beauty of this area. What impresses me even more is the willingness my friends and neighbors show in their work to protect the environment we are lucky enough to enjoy.