• 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.

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. She combines TCM, channel palpation and herbal medicine in her approach. Nicole’s main clinical interests are women’s health, anxiety/depression, and pain management. She is currently continuing her education in Tan-style acupuncture and Western medical science. Nicole has an abiding interest in integrative and low-barrier medicine, and currently runs a volunteer acupuncture clinic for low-income and homeless seniors at Pike Market Senior Center. A Seattle native, Nicole loves the unique geography and culture of the Pacific Northwest.  She lives in North Seattle with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.


Olivia was born and raised in Anacortes, and moved to Seattle in her early 20s. She obtained her Master of Science in Acupuncture and certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine from Bastyr University. Olivia has worked in the Chinese Herbal Medicine dispensary at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, she completed an advanced preceptorship at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine hospital in Chengdu, China, and is board certified through the NCCAOM. Her specialties include pain management, headaches and migraines, reproductive health, and cancer care support. When not treating patients or making herbal medicine, she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, camping, beachcombing and visiting local hot springs. She is also an avid football fan, and loves to read and frequent local used bookstores.


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. She loves living and working in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, and shares her home with a lovely wife and a charming cat. 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, cross stitching, drawing, and watching cartoons.