Practitioners

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

#13HS2013I 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.
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Nicole S. Eskandari, MS, L.Ac
Acupuncture | Botanical Medicine | Sound Therapy

Nicole PicNicole’s 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.  She sees 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. She is honored to be a part of this rich tradition which is constantly evolving and very much alive.  Nicole’s respect and admiration for this medicine has been constantly reinvigorated as she continues to practice. She has seen many ailments resolved, and with each success she is 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 Nicole employs in treatments include acupuncture, botanical medicine, cupping, tuina (therapeutic massage), aroma acupoint therapy, and sound therapy. She is 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, she strives 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.

Nicole’s 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 an 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.

Phil Cohen, L.Ac
Acupuncture | Digestive Health | Pain Relief 

philStarting out as an Licensed Massage Therapist in 2002, Phil always had a special focus on treating the human body as a whole unit, and prides himself in helping each patient work with their bodies to facilitate healing. He has been practicing as a Licensed Acupuncturist since 2005, when he graduated from the Swedish Institute in New York.

For the last eleven years, Phil has used his knowledge of acupuncture to treat a variety of issues, including Musculoskeletal injuries, Digestive issues, Neurological disorders, and Anxiety/Depression. He has also had a good deal of experience treating the side effects of chemotherapy, such as nausea, vomiting, neuropathy, and fatigue. Rather than offer a ‘quick fix’ that may not be sustainable long term, he prefers to assist his patients in the creation of new habits, to help their bodies heal naturally and to support their health in the future.

Phil grew up in the Virgin Islands, where tropical fish, flowers, and wildlife abound. He has cultivated a love of science and the natural world ever since. A former high school power lifter, Phil was inspired to learn anatomy and massage in order to better understand his body. A bout of digestive issues while in massage school introduced him to acupuncture, and kick-started a lifelong preference for alternative therapies.

When not treating patients he enjoys origami, leather crafting, pewter casting, fiber arts, gaming, being outdoors, and playing with his baby son, Sam.

Phil is currently credentialed with Aetna, Ambetter, Cigna, First Choice, GroupHealth, Lifewise, Premera, and United. He is also able to treat patients who have out of network benefits, such as Regence.

Paige Barnes, MSAOM, EAMP, L.Ac
Acupuncture | Women’s health | Chinese Herbal Medicine 

Paige Barnes is influenced by her mentors and training in Traditional Chinese Medicine classical theory, Toyohari Meridian Therapy, Manaka Yin Yang Channel Balancing Therapy, sound therapy and aroma acupuncture therapy. She believes people have an innate ability to heal themselves and that acupuncture and herbal medicine can facilitate this healing process. Paige also brings over 15 years of experience as a choreographer and Gyrotonic instructor to her practice. Movement education trains physical awareness and a person to be strong while exposed. This training transfers to her acupuncture practice where she cultivates strength during a delicate healing journey. Paige holds a MS in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University, 2016 and a BA in Dance from the University of Washington, 1999.

Evangelynn Honegger, MS, EAMP, L.Ac
Acupuncture | Women’s health | Pain Rehabilitation 

“Welcome! I’ve been passionate about healthcare for a long time. I offer a wide spectrum of health care modalities for all ages of patients and medical conditions; acute and chronic. I incorporate whole foods nutrition, physical medicine, craniosacral, visceral manipulation, herbal medicine, acupuncture, and education to help patients restore optimal balance to their health. I’m here as your health’s best advocate to meet your goals, and my priority is to create a nourishing environment where patients can place trust in their practitioner and emphasize YOU medicine. Simply put, a plan that easily integrates into your daily life to help you achieve optimal wellness. Your goals, your pace, your rhythm.
I believe simple and effective is one of the most elegant treatment approaches for the body and consider a patient’s full background, experience, exposures, and lifestyle to work together and build effective and realistic and attainable treatment options. I am an ambassador for integrating western, eastern, and naturopathic medicine together to create focused, “whole-person” medicine.”
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Evangelynn’s specialties are in sports medicine, injury recovery and rehabilitation, pain management, women’s health,men and women’s fertility, GI disorders, auto immune disorders, detoxification, integrative cancer care, stress management and preventative wellness.

She graduated from Bastyr University with a dual degree Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Masters of Acupuncture and majored in Nutrition with a pre-med focus. She is nationally certified with NCCAOM as a diplomate in Acupuncture. She completed rotations at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Providence Hospital Cancer Care Alliance, external offsite community clinics, and served as the clinic care coordinator for Integrative Care Outreach (ICO) a free monthly clinic for low income and homeless populations offering naturopathic and acupuncture care. She has joined multiple Naturopaths Without Borders trips at their main clinics located in Puerto Penasco, Mexico, and Cap Haitian, Haiti delivering rural primary care.

In her free time, she enjoys the amazing playground we have right in our backyard and savors playtime in the Pacific Northwest. She feels most at home by the water and in the mountains, utilizing the outdoors and movement to find rest and respite in nature’s rhythms which are a vital component to her health and joys which she loves – such as trail running, rock climbing, kayaking, surfing, backpacking. All enjoyed with wonderful friends, family, and fur-pals.