• We believe frequent and regular treatments produce the best results.  Research in the United States (as well as thousands of years of tradition in Asia) has shown that acupuncture is most effective when it is done frequently and regularly.

  • We treat in a community setting.  We have grouped several recliners in a warm setting rather than using treatment tables in isolation. Appointment times are staggered so the person in the next chair may be resting with the needles while you receive your treatment. While you rest, someone else may be receiving treatment. The quiet, soothing atmosphere of our clinic will induce your relaxation and speed your results.

  • We use a sliding payment scale (Between $25-$55). Most acupuncturists treat one person per hour and charge from $75 to $200 per treatment. We are committed to providing acupuncture to the widest possible clientele and eliminating cost as a barrier to treatment.

  • We accept cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

Julie J

Julie Johnson graduated with a Master's degree in Acupuncture from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2003. She's done extensive continuing education in Dr. Tan's Balance Method, she's an active member of The People's Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA) and a certified NADA detox specialist. She founded the clinic in 2008 and has been busy needling 1000's of patients since then!  When she's not working she's enjoying her family, which includes her husband and two sons.


Ron Bright received his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Albuquerque, NM, including training at Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine. He is licensed to practice acupuncture in Washington and New Mexico, and is a nationally-certified Diplomate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He has studied various aspects of health and wellness including a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Holistic Health from San Francisco State University, and over ten years of study, practice and teaching of hatha yoga, meditation, and yoga philosophy. He's happy to have found the community acupuncture model, which resembles the clinics he witnessed during his studies in China, and believes everyone should have access to affordable healthcare options.

Julia H

Julia Holloway practices Five Element Acupuncture and is excited to join the Pin Cushion to bring her unique sensibility and powerful style of treatment to the community setting.  Raised in Philadelphia, she studied Political Theater and abnormal Psychology at New York University and earned her masters of Acupuncture at the Academy of Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville FL.  When family life led her west in 2015, Julia left her private practice in New York City and landed in Seattle. She feels lucky to have settled in such a magical place and looks forward to getting to know all of you and serving this great community.


Nicole McCormick received her Master’s of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. Nicole’s abiding interest in integrative and accessible medicine has led her to continue her education, and she will soon be applying to medical school. A Seattle native, she obtained her Bachelor’s of the Arts from the Evergreen State College, and subsequently joined the Peace Corps. When not working or studying, Nicole enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, and being with her family. 


Alex is our office manager and lead receptionist. This is who makes the behind-the-scenes magic happen and who will usually be greeting you at the front desk. Alex hails from Michigan, spent a good handful of years living in New Jersey, and now calls Washington home. Previously a bookseller, Alex spends a lot of time outside of work with her head in a book, and also enjoys digging in the dirt, cooking, drawing, and watching cartoons.