Tiffany Carole Pollard, MS, L.Ac, LMP
Soul Openings | Aroma Acupoint Therapy | Acupuncture
Much of what compelled me to devote my life to the study and practice of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is the brilliant wisdom inherent in “systems” or ecological ways of thinking. Through this lens we view the human being as an intricate ecology nested within a larger ecology; all “parts” of which are in an interconnected, constant and dynamic flux. Imbalances are destined to arise, and in fact this is quite natural; but so too are the solutions that are rooted in rectifying the underlying imbalance of flow.
Science was my focus and my life for many years, and over that time I became increasingly aware that a purely mechanistic view of the human body falls severely short of providing a framework that allows us to successfully diagnose and treat some of the most common illnesses we see today. If you are reading along now, it may be because, on some level, you have come to this conclusion as well.
An ever-present question in my mind is, “How can we see more of the whole picture and address the true cause of disease?” It is this very question that led me from a pre-med major to post-graduate studies in Naturopathic Medicine, and finally a Master’s in Acupuncture. In the 24 years that I’ve been working with folks on their path to more optimal physical, mental and emotional well being, there has been a deepening of recognition in me that modern day “diseases” need an integrated and holistic approach. You, me, we all need a synergistic blend of treatment (and thinking) that addresses all of who we are. Why have a band-aid when there is opportunity for genuine healing from the inside out?
I created Synergy Wellness Center in 2003 so that you would have a place to go to for your health needs; a place where you can be certain of the following:
The highest quality acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, and alternative medicine care. All practitioners are trained above and beyond state requirements.
A synergistic approach to health care. Our practitioners have experience in various modalities beyond 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 and insight.
Consistency and ethical practice. 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.
Affordable acupuncture for all. We are thrilled to be the first clinic on the Eastside to provide group style acupuncture treatments. This ensures affordable acupuncture treatment options for those in need or for those of you that may have maxed your insurance benefits.
Due to my teaching schedule (which has me ‘on the road’ much of the month), I’m not your best option for pain treatment or more acute issues. Please book with another one of Synergy’s truly incredible practitioner’s listed on this page. I can personally vouch for the stellar quality of every one.
If you feel a niggle at your heart that I am the practitioner you are supposed to see, at least to get started, great. You might like to read more about my work here. It is profound and is not for everyone. It is best during times of transition, confusion, “stuck-ness,” or conversely times when you are on the precipice of leaping into even greater heights of accomplishment on any level. Many of my clients are teachers, healers and leaders, and/or people who are sincerely dedicated to their healing journey. This work is also very helpful for those who are ready to explore the deeper connections in relationship to chronic pain and illness, and unravel some of the ancestral and karmic influences coming through the bloodline.
As of November 2016 I will no longer be billing insurance companies as most of the work that I do is considered “uncovered services.” All other acupuncturists at Synergy accept insurance. I do have a sliding scale available for those that need it, and pre-paid packages that offer a nice discount.
Please feel free to read about the other practitioners on our Synergy Team in order to find the best fit for you. And don’t hesitate to call us or email us with any questions.
Schedule an appointment online or call 425-828-4000. I look forward to meeting you and working together.
Tiffany completed her undergraduate studies in the biological sciences at Schreiner University in Kerrville TX, and then moved here to the Northwest to attend Bastyr University. She holds a Master of Science in Acupuncture (Bastyr University) and is nationally board certified and licensed by the State of Washington to practice Acupuncture. Tiffany has completed internships in Chengdu China, Bastyr Center for National Health (Seattle, WA), Harborview Hospital and Mt. Saint Vincent (Seattle, WA). She is also a nationally certified Massage Therapist and delights in incorporating these skills into her treatments in order to get the best possible results.
Committed to excellence in her field, Tiffany completed a 2-year, post-graduate mentorship program with well-known Chinese Medicine practitioner, author and teacher Lonny Jarrett. Additionally, she has studied with renowned Paul Pitchford, author of Healing with Whole Foods, in order to deepen her knowledge of the healing capabilities of foods.
Tiffany teaches and facilitates workshops, CEU trainings and University courses across the United States. These includes Five-Element Diagnosis and Acupuncture at Bastyr University in their Chinese Medicine program, The Treatment of Addiction in Energetic Medicine, The Treatment of Mental and Emotional Conditions with Essentials Oils, the year long Master Healer program (east and west coast). Additionally Tiffany has co-created and facilitates Aroma Acupoint Therapy workshops across the U.S., including the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, M.N.). She created and directs the Synergy Wellness Center in Kirkland, Washington, a holistic clinic that focuses on energetic medicine, medical aromatherapy and bodywork; offering a synergy of different treatment modalities in the field of complimentary medicine. Tiffany is incredibly passionate about the evolution of energetic medicine, and bringing the power of this ‘medicine’ into our day-to-day lives, allowing us to go from surviving to thriving!