Nourishing Vitality, Restoring Balance
Clinic Details Appointments
Located in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, Jade Wellness is the home of the East Asian medicine practice of Cindy Micleu, bringing over 30 years of experience in Chinese medicine to patient care. Please call to schedule an appointment for acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine consultation and formulation, or dietary therapy guidance. Herb formulas are filled for current patients only.
In East Asian medicine, the body’s natural healing ability is encouraged by nourishing deficiencies and opening blockage. Supporting healing is supporting transformation. It is an honor to bring the deep wisdom traditions of Chinese medicine to assist patients in their healing process, nourishing vitality and restoring balance in a way that aligns with nature and the health of mind, body, spirit.
Yin & Yang
At the foundation of acupuncture, its history, philosophy and clinical use, is a perspective of the body as self-healing, employing a dynamic network of interrelated and interacting energies that maintain health and vitality. This system may become interrupted, depleted, or blocked, but can also be re-balanced, supported and vitalized to encourage its innate and creative power of healing.
Chinese herbal medicine is based on the concepts of yin, yang, qi, and blood and the many ways the fundamental balance of these vital substances can be affected. It addresses both broad constitutional tendencies as well as the primary health complaint. While each herb has a complex energetic and pharmacological "signature", the combination and synergy of herbs used together is the key to effective treatment.
Fertility, Pregnancy, Menarche, Menopause
Throughout a woman's life, there are key times when supporting reproductive system health can be of great benefit. Times of transition, whether preparation for conception and pregnancy, or navigating the postpartum period or changes at menarche or menopause, offer a window through which profound change can be made and the health of both mind and body can be influenced on a deep and lasting level.
With attention to each person’s unique constitution and lifestyle, dietary support has great potential for gently and effectively restoring vitality and optimal health. Conscious eating has the power to transform. With all the special diets and nutritional gurus we hear about these days, individualized guidance that combines both Eastern and Western nutritional wisdom can be the key to finding the right nourishing diet.
The web can be daunting. Here you will find some well researched articles, links, and resources on such topics as fertility and pregnancy, pediatrics, nutrition, health and the environment, herbal wisdom and politics, kitchen medicine, and Taoism and Asian philosophy. For health care students and professionals, we offer some suggestions from some of our favorite books, articles, research and translations.
The Jade Institute provides professional education for East Asian medicine practitioners. The heart of the Institute is a deep love and passion for the classical healing traditions and their integration into modern day life. We encourage a broad understanding, embracing a cultural appreciation for the development of the medicine, a respect for the mystery and philosophy of its principles, and a commitment to the science and discipline it embodies.
Individual health and wellness is intimately woven with the health and sustainability of our planet and our ecosystems. This collection of articles is offered with the hope of inspiring, empowering and supporting individuals, families and communities to partner with each other, and with the Earth, to foster health through simplicity, natural self care of mind and body, ecological awareness, and honoring of the sacred in everyday life.