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 organic and biodynamic farming. For years my livelihood revolved around working with the land and its rhythms which brought 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 East Asian Medicine (acupuncture, herbs, exercise, nutrition, and qi gong) to provide a map for working holistically with almost every ailment. My special areas of interest are pain management and stress relief.
Throughout the world, acupuncture is recognized as an effective way of treating pain. The first times I received acupuncture were to treat back spasms. I woke up one morning in pain and was barely able to move. Not knowing what else to do, and because I didn’t want medication, I called the local acupuncturist. Within a few visits my pain was gone, and I was back to work.
Time and time again I see acupuncture help people with mild to severe pain in the back, knees, ankles, elbows, hands, necks, shoulders, and head.
There is a growing body of evidence in modern medicine to support what we have known in Chinese medicine for thousands of years that stress wreaks havoc on the body. We are exposed to stress on a regular basis. This causes certain responses in the body that are directed by the sympathetic nervous system. In this “fight-or-flight” mode we are not able to heal as easily. Acupuncture, herbs, massage and nutritional guidance can help to reduce the stress response, allowing the body to bathe in the rejuvenating qualities of the relaxation hormones that lead to healing. In the terms of East Asian Medicine, we smooth the flow of qi and calm the spirit (shen).
Relieving stress can often help with several symptoms such as insomnia, pain, nausea, dizziness, depression, fatigue, headaches, heart palpitations, and digestive issues to name a few.
My goal is to help my patients however I can using both ancient and modern understandings of acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, exercise, and meditation. Together we can work to uncover root causes of illness and bring deep healing into our lives.
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.
Beebe Dericks, ND, MSAOM, EAMP, L.Ac
Acupuncture | Women’s Health | Herbal Medicine
Dr. Beebe Dericks is a graduate of Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington where she earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She utilizes both Eastern and Western modalities to guide clients on journeys of healing and self-discovery while encouraging a deepening of inner connection and awareness. Dr. Beebe is a passionate believer in the power of combining acupuncture and Naturopathic Medicine and has witnessed miraculous transformations of health as the direct result of merging these modalities. Dr. Beebe is deeply humbled by the power of the human body to heal itself and considers it her role to discover the underlying cause of disease, imbalance and suffering in her patients in order to facilitate a path towards optimal health.
Dr. Beebe utilizes acupuncture, qigong, moxabustion, Chinese and Western Herbal Medicine, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, counseling, nutrition and other primary care modalities to support her clients. She specializes in women’s health, gastrointestinal disorders, stress management, autoimmune disease, stroke recovery, autism, detoxification, musculoskeletal pain and optimization of productivity and health.
Nicole S. Eskandari, MS, L.Ac
Acupuncture | Botanical Medicine | Sound Therapy
My love for this medicine is vast. Each facet; acupuncture, botanical medicine, nutrition, body work and lifestyle advice is part of a holistic system which views each being as a unique ecology. I see East Asian Medicine as both a science and as a true healing art. Each treatment is distinct, a shared experience between patient and practitioner, where both parties are transformed. I am honored to be a part of this rich tradition which is constantly evolving and very much alive.
My respect and admiration for this medicine has been constantly reinvigorated as I continue to practice. I have seen many ailments resolved, and with each success I am in awe of not only the power of this medicine but the intelligence within each beings body, which when guided can transform illness into vitality.
The modalities which I employ in treatments include acupuncture, botanical medicine, cupping, tuina (therapeutic massage), aroma acupoint therapy, and sound therapy. I am especially fascinated by the relationship between sound and acupuncture, and have found that when paired, treatments reach a new level of depth and regenerative prowess. Most of all, however, I strive to be a keen listener of each patients body, mind and spirit, drawing from my knowledge to provide a treatment which supports and guides each person to embodying their most vital self.
My specialties include but are not limited to: pain management, stress and anxiety relief, digestive care, immune wellness and reproductive health.
Nicole S. Eskandari received her MS in Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine from Bastyr University. She received her BA from the school of Historical, Philosophical and Religious studies at Arizona State University where she was honored with her departments Outstanding Humanitarian Award. She is nationally certified with NCCAOM as a diplomate in East Asian Medicine and is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the state of Washington. She has completed clinical rotations at Bastyr’s Center for Natural Health, High Point Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and Providence Hospital’s Cancer Care Alliance. She serves as the Site Coordinator for a free monthly clinic at ROOTS, a young adult shelter in Seattle, through the non-profit organization Integrative Health Outreach. She recently completed at externship in Taiwan under the renowned Dr. Lee Chen Yu(r). She is also a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher, having received teacher training both in America and Nepal.