Our Team

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Ellen K Geary

Ellen GearyEllen is a specialist in integrative holistic care. She has been serving the Anacortes community since 2001 and is the founder and director of lotus.

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.

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Catherine Dayhoff

Catherine Dayhoff
Catherine Dayhoff specializes in Orthopedic Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine. Catherine completed her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine and will complete her Doctoral degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in June 2015. Her current program that will specifically enhance her specialties of Women’s Health and Internal Medicine. She participates in post graduate studies with the highly respected neurology specialist, Dr. Lee-Chen Yr, Master Chinese Herbalist, Acupuncturist and author in Taipei, Taiwan.

Catherine utilizes both Traditional Chinese Medicine and 5 Element theory, allowing her to treat both the physical and emotional aspect of health and well being. She has crafted a gentle approach to healing and offers dietary, nutritional and herbal advice based on East Asian Medical theory and diagnosis.

Catherine is passionate about her healing path and believes that Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine is a vital and integral part of our healthcare system today. She is committed to providing the highest quality care, utilizing East Asian Medical techniques and energetic medicine to restore, invigorate, balance and nourish the body deeply. She is successful in bringing her patients to optimal well-being.

Ali Vail

Ali Vail
Ali graduated from Seattle Massage School in 2000 and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Ali offers skilled therapeutic muscular and myo-fascial bodywork to people seeking chronic or acute pain relief, relaxation, increased flexibility, or overall well-being. Her work is client-centered and every treatment is created to meet her clients specific goals.

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