Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
Ellen completed her master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine from Bastyr University in 2001. She then traveled to China, where she continued her herbal training in a post-graduate medical residency at Chengdu University Hospital. In addition to her full time clinical practice, she has returned to Bastyr to assist in the training of acupuncture students in both clinical and academic roles and teaches herbal medicine throughout the country. She is the founder of PoppySwap.com a website designed to help herbalists get their products to market and Moxa NW, an organization that produces organic herbs for other acupuncturists.
Ellen currently serves as the executive chair of the Northwest Vipassana Meditation Center, is a certified Nutrition counselor and an enthusiastic climber and cyclist.
Serving Anacortes since 2001, Ellen works in close collaboration with a network of local providers and Island Hospital physicians. She has served as an integrative medicine and wellness consultant for Island Hospital for many years and participates in research and development focused on optimizing the health of our community. Her goal is to make lotus a resource for the best medical services available today and to build the best team possible to serve her patients individual needs.