Seattle Acupuncture. Find Relief and Heal from Your Pain, Stress, and Health Struggles
Get back to doing what you love with a holistic and natural approach to pain relief, sports injury recovery, and integrative cancer care in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle.
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Heal and treat the root cause naturally, safely, and painlessly
Find relief from even the most stubborn pains and health struggles with Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine with Dr Derek Kirkham.
With a full doctorate and teaching at Bastyr University, Dr. Derek provides the highest quality experience and knowledge to treating the root problems, unraveling chronic conditions, and giving you relief fast.
Head to Toe Pain Relief
Healing Sports Injury
Integrative Cancer Care
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Your Partner in Health and Healing
A Natural and Holistic Approach
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine uses your body’s own natural ability to heal, taking advantage of over 3,000 year old wisdom into the body’s flows and systems. It recognizes the causes of health troubles are often not what you would expect, and creates a path to healing, bringing natural alignment back to the body.
The swelling and inflammation that often causes pain and headaches are often relieved in your very first session. But I don’t stop there. I help keep the pain away and do the deep healing that will return your body to it’s normal functioning again.
Chronic Pain Relief
If you struggle from chronic pain or a chronic health condition, you know the frustration of going to doctor after doctor with no results. You just want to feel normal again, and I help patients get there often when nothing else seemed to work.
A doctoral degree in integrative cancer care and pain management (DAOM) from Bastyr University gives extra insight into relieving and managing the chronic pain that won’t go away. Whatever the cause, we get to the root of the problem and bring relief.
Working with Your Existing Care
You won’t find conflicts between acupuncture and your existing care and treatments. I work with your existing providers and treatment plans to work with them instead of forcing my own view point.
Whether it be your doctor or your chiropractic, I’m here to add another layer to your treatment for added pain relief and healing.
Recent Articles on the Blog
The 12 Meridians of Acupuncture
Acupuncture Learning Center Uncovering the 12 Meridians of Acupuncture What They Do and What They Mean for Your Health by Dr. Derek Kirkham Welcome to the superhighway of your Qi. The transport system of your vital energy throughout your body and organs. And the core...
5 Science-Backed Ways Acupuncture Improves Your Life Better Sleep, Less Anxiety, More Energy - How to Live Better through Acupuncture
Better sleep, less anxiety, more energy – the proven ways acupuncture can improve your everyday life and why it works. Discover all 5 ways.
Relieving Runner Knee Pain – The Unrivaled Guide Prevention, Treatments, and Recovery to Heal and Bombproof Your Knees
Running is that simple sport of freedom. There’s nothing between you and the runner’s high, or that sweet feeling of triumph. Anywhere you are, any moment you feel the urge. Until… you start feeling something in your knee. Maybe it’s a dull ache. Maybe it's a sharp...
3 Studies Reveal the Pain Relief Effects of Acupuncture on Knee Pain While Improving Function at the Same Time
Acupuncture tends to be a last resort for many, yet it should be an integral part of any knee pain treatment. I’m going to show you why. If nothing else, it is shown to reduce knee pain. Yet, a skilled practitioner will also use bodywork therapies and Chinese medicine...
Runner’s Guide to Identifying Your Knee Pain And When to See a Doctor
Your knee is nothing to take for granted. And when it starts to hurt, it should be flashing big, blinding warning signs. Knee pain is nothing to mess around with. Of course, the first question is when is it a real problem? And when is it just something temporary?...
What is Qi? Flow and Traffic Jams on the Body’s Energy Superhighway
In it’s simplest sense, Qi is life force flowing through your body. I know what you’re thinking… “Is Dr. Derek Kirkham a Jedi?" Not quite, but it’s not a bad metaphor for Qi. While it doesn’t help you levitate droids and X-wing starships, that all too familiar “Force”...