Synergy Practitioners are, simply put, some of the most excellent in the area.
Experienced: trained at top Chinese Medical schools with additional internships locally and internationally, including mentorship with some of the most well known Chinese Medicine masters in the world. Vision: We are here to support you and the community; to offer a unique, synergistic set of skills that will help you thrive and literally become all that you can be.
Tiffany Carole Pollard, MS, L.Ac, LMP
Acupuncture * Meridian Massage * Aroma Acupoint Therapy * Whole Food Nutrition
I created Synergy Wellness Center in 2003 so that people could have a reputable, reliable and aesthetically beautiful place to go to for their health needs. A place where they can be certain of receiving highest quality acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, and complimentary medical care. All practitioners are trained above and beyond state requirements. Our practitioners have experience in various modalities in addition to acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, such as therapeutic bodywork, essential oil medicine, and whole foods nutrition. This means that you get better faster and generally with more ease. Synergy practitioners work together as a team in order to make sure that any and all of your needs are met. In the event that we are unequipped to handle any health issue you may have, we have a stellar referral base that includes both MD’s and ND’s, as well as Physical Therapists and Counselors. Needless to say, you are in excellent hands. We are thrilled to be the first clinic on the Eastside to provide group style acupuncture treatments. This ensures totally affordable acupuncture treatment options for anyone in need or for those of you that may have maxed your insurance benefits.
Tim McGee, MSAOM, EAMP, L.Ac
Acupuncture | Family Health | Herbal Medicine
My roots of being an East Asian Medical Practitioner, EAMP, lie in my previous profession of organic and biodynamic farming. For ten years my livelihood revolved around working with the land and its rhythms, bringing me a profound sense of well-being and health. Farming opened my eyes, and heart, to the importance of working with natural rhythms. East Asian Medicine helps me to bring this understanding into the clinic. By aligning ourselves to the ebb and flows of nature we can maintain health. My goal is to help you do just that.
I have found that East Asian Medicine (acupuncture, herbs, exercise, nutrition, and Qi gong) provides a map for working holistically with almost every ailment of the human body. Two of my particular areas of interest are anxiety/depression and fertility.
We live in an incredibly stressful world. We are constantly stimulated and barraged with information. Sometimes stress wins, and our problems nest inside of us causing chronic anxiety and depression. Since this is the world we live in, we have to find ways to manage these stressors so that we are not overcome. Acupuncture, and Chinese Medicine, is extremely effective at doing this. There is a growing body of scientific evidence that suggests acupuncture consistently decreases stress hormones, increases relaxation hormones, and helps recalibrate the parts of our brain that are affected by stress. These are the same hormones and parts of the brain that most medications dealing with anxiety and depression are trying to effect. Acupuncture gets your body to do it for you.
I have chosen to specialize in fertility because I am a father and am in love with my family. Acupuncture, herbs, and our other tools are great ways to support fertility for both women and men. We are also able to help with many of the problems that pregnancy poses such as; gestational diabetes, hypertension, pain, stress, stressed partners, insomnia, and a slew of other issues.
In my free time I try to get my hands in the earth as much as possible. I grow medicinal herbs, vegetables, fruits, and am learning about our native North West apothecary that exists all around us. If you ever want to talk shop, this is my favorite subject.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Tim is licensed in the State of Washington as an East Asian Medical Practitioner (EAMP).He is a nationally certified acupuncturist and herbalist with NCCAOM. He completed a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University, where he interned at Harborview Medical Center’s HIV wellness clinic, Providence Hospital’s Cancer Care Alliance, and the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Tim uses acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, essential oils, tuina (Chinese bodywork), and Qi gong to help you meet your health goals.
Sarah Tennent, MSAOM, EAMP, L.Ac
Acupuncture | Women’s Health | Herbal Medicine
My fascination with Chinese philosophy and culture started in the unexpected location of Metro Detroit, Michigan. I studied Mandarin Chinese for several years before taking my first trip to China in 2001. I noticed that preventative healthcare was incorporated into each person’s daily life due to rich cultural connections with ancient Chinese medicine. The use of Tai chi, Qi gong, exercise, acupuncture, food, and plant medicine are all part of everyday life. This experience fueled my desire to cultivate a deep connection with the natural world and look to her rhythms to balance my own. It also set the course for my later studies of Chinese Medicine.
After over 15 years of studying and experiencing Chinese culture, I view the body as an integrated ecosystem just like the planet we live on. The biological communities within our organ systems are constantly interacting with one another and our environment in a dynamic process. Therefore, healing and restoring balance to such an intricate system requires a multifaceted approach on various levels of the body. This includes the physical, emotional, mental, energetic, intuitive and spiritual bodies. They all play their part in the multidimensional dance that weaves our human experience.
I use my knowledge of both Western and Eastern medicine to integrate modern medical approaches with ancient herbal, energetic and complementary techniques to optimize each individual’s quality of life and evolution. I have studied in three hospitals in China shadowing doctors in various fields including: public health, integrative medicine, gynecology, internal medicine, pediatrics, traumatology and gastroenterology. My passion and specialty area is Women’s health, especially pregnancy, post-partum care and fertility.
The five elements philosophy and Chinese medicine provide tools to help identify patterns in nature that mirror interactions within our own body. Ancient wisdom helps to clarify healthy lifestyle choices within our modern culture. In order to empower individuals to take an active role in their health I encourage daily awareness and teach comprehensive tools to enliven your vital healing forces. My goal is to help you discover what health looks and feels like to you by honoring the uniqueness in each individual.
Sarah is a licensed in both Michigan and Washington state as an Acupuncturist/East Asian Medical Practitioner. Sarah received her Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) from Bastyr University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is nationally certified with NCCAOM as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine. Sarah uses a wide variety of techniques including Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese therapeutic massage (tuina), Nutrition, Cupping, Meditation and Life Force Cultivation Practice (Qi-Gong), Aroma Acu-point therapy, Sound Therapy (Acutonics/tuning forks) and Hands-on energy healing.
Jason Landry, MSOM, EAMP
Acupuncture | Migraines | Herbal Medicine
Jason M. Landry EAMP, is a licensed practitioner in the state of Washington. He holds a Masters of Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University. He has completed advanced training in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of sports related injuries and is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Jason has been licensed and practicing in Washington for 6 years specializing in the treatment of headaches, sports related injuries, pain, and musculo-skeletal disorders.”My goal is to provide an accurate assessment of each patient and their condition. When this is done correctly, specific treatments and protocols can be utilized to help patients in a timely and efficient manner.”