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.
Nicole S. Eskandari, MS, L.Ac
Acupuncture | Botanical Medicine | Sound Therapy
My main passion in the realms of Acupuncture and East Asian medicine is the nuanced nature of it’s diagnostic system, which has been designed to pick up on the slight imbalances in the body that lead to illness.
True healing occurs when you are seen within the context of your physical, emotional, mental and social state of being. I see myself as a patient advocate, someone who will not only provide you with excellent treatments but will also be your support as you maneuver through the health care system. I believe that every person needs an advocate within health care and in the end will be much better for it. We all need time and attention in order to thrive, and in order to understand the root cause of illness.
I blend acupuncture, botanical medicine, cupping, manual therapy, aroma acupoint therapy, and sound therapy into my treatments depending on your needs. I have a special interest in working with sound. I have spent many years studying the effect of different notes upon the body and am always delighted to incorporate sound therapy into treatments. I notice that treatments reach a new level of regenerative prowess when sound is incorporated. This therapy is especially effective for stress and anxiety relief.
My specialities are pain management, stress and anxiety relief, immune wellness (including a speciality in allergy care), reproductive health and digestive care. However, it is important to remember that at the core of Acupuncture and East Asian medicine is not symptom relief, but a diagnostic system that allow’s me to recognize the imbalances within your system and rectify them. So, if you do not fit into these categories, know that I am still available to you.
Nicole S. Eskandari received her MS, LAc, EAMP from Bastyr University. She completed her pre-medical studies at ASU where she also acquired a BA with a focus on global history, philosophy and religious traditions. Here she was awarded 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 has served as the Site Coordinator for a free monthly clinic at ROOTS, a young adult shelter in Seattle, through the non-profit organization Integrative Care Outreach for many years. 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. She recently helped to create a yoga/wellness program for refugee populations through the International Rescue Committee where she also volunteers as an on call interpreter.
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.”
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.