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. She brings over 30 years of experience in Chinese medicine to patient care and has been teaching Chinese medicine for 25 years. We welcome you to call with questions or to schedule an appointment for a consultation and Chinese herb formulation, or to schedule an acupuncture treatment.
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, and promote homeostasis. This system may become interrupted, depleted, or blocked, but with acupuncture, 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. Treatment addresses the broad constitutional tendency as well as the primary health complaint and unique symptom pattern of each individual. While herbs each have their own complex pharmacological "signature", the synergy of combinations of herbs is an important key for effective treatment.
Fertility & Pregnancy
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.
Chinese herbal medicine offers effective treatment for many acute and chronic skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, dermatitis, urticaria and more. Both internal and external herbal preparations are used to resolve inflammatory skin conditions by treating the underlying causes, not only symptom control. Herbs offer an alternative to steroid creams and other conventional therapies that typically cause problematic side effects.
The “center” of the body is called the "middle burner" in traditional Chinese medicine, referring to the importance of the digestive “fire” and ability to process and use the nutrition we take in. Digestive problems can have wide implications for many aspects of our heath therefore a strong focus of Chinese medicine is to optimize this system. "Immunity begins in the gut" and acupuncture and herbal medicine can be a very effective approach to optimize function.
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.
Here you will find a sampling of research articles and abstracts showing the effectiveness of acupuncture and herbal medicine treatment for a variety of conditions. Also listed are links, and resources on such topics as fertility and pregnancy, pediatrics, nutrition, environmental health, Chinese herbs, and Taoist philosophy. For health care students and professionals, we offer some suggestions of our favorite books, articles, research and translations.
East Asian Medicine
Over 100 professional articles from the Jade Institute are archived here, featuring writings from a variety of well known Chinese and Japanese medicine practitioners sharing their thoughts and experience on acupuncture, herbal medicine, case histories, classical Chinese medicine, dietary perspectives, East Asian philosophy, and more. The mission of the Jade Institute is to promote professional education through classes and this free online journal.
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 together 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. Health achieved through simple everyday actions, self care of mind and body, ecological awareness, and honoring of the sacred in everyday life.