TIM MCGEE, LAC, EAMP
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 get in the way of our body's own healing ability. 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 with 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 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, tuina (Chinese bodywork), and qi gong to help you meet your health goals.
Tim– with his wife and business partner, Debbie– co-founded Acacia Natural Health in Everett Washington and Farm Hands Acupuncture and Massage in Bainbridge Island, WA. They currently live and grow food in Hansville, WA.
DEBBIE NICOL-MCGEE, LMP
I have a strong holistic and complementary healthcare ethos was drawn to massage because it addresses both body and spirit. After nearly two decades of practice, I am still inspired by the nurturing and healing benefits that intentional touch can offer.
I provide Swedish based therapeutic massage, incorporating myofascial release, active release technique and deep tissue. My aim is to help soothe and relax activated and inflamed soft tissue while calming the clients nervous system so they can experience deep relaxation and healing.
Having children of my own, and attending to several of my friends through their pregnancies and births, created a desire to work more closely with women as they travel on this life altering journey. Certifying in Prenatal Massage, with Carole Osborne at Bastyr University, Kenmore, has provided me the skills and opportunity to fulfill this desire.
I believe in the body's intrinsic ability to heal itself given the right environment, and tailor each of my massages to the client's unique needs. I aim to provide a nurturing environment where you feel supported, while we work together in meeting your bodywork goals.
Debbie was first certified as a massage therapist in the United Kingdom in 2004 at Bath Spa College. She also trained in the United States at The Northwest School of Massage where she graduated valedictorian in 2010. She is currently fully licensed as a massage therapist in Washington State.
Along with her business partner and husband, Tim McGee, Debbie co-founded Acacia Natural Health in Everett, Washington, and Farm Hands Acupuncture and Massage in Bainbridge Island, Washington.