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Acupuncture | Female

A Better Way Massage & Acupuncture 12 Bellwether Way Ste 201 Bellingham, WA 98225 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

I am not only an acupuncturist but a skilled massage therapist since 1999. I believe WHOLE BODY TREATMENT IS IMPORTANT. Whole body treatment helps restore the integrity of your system. Untreated and/or poorly treated cases of general injuries or lifestyle stresses can result in life long problems and suffering. My goal is to optimize your recovery while minimizing long-term problems that can occur.

Biography

Specializing in reproductive health, orthopedic recovery and care, sports medicine and pain management. "I emphasize the need to educate and offer patients alternative care and treatment for many difficult issues without adding additional drugs or narcotics." Diplomat of Acupuncture and board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a licensed as Massage Practitioner and founder of A Better Way Massage and Acupuncture, a Rehabilitation and Medical Massage clinic in Ferndale, WA, and co-founder and acupuncturist of Bellwether Medical Acupuncture and Massage, a Medical Acupuncture clinic located in the beautiful Bellwether area in Bellingham, WA. Licensed massage practitioner for over 15 years and nationally licensed Acupuncturist for over 2 years, and has worked in a variety of settings, including Wells Plastic Surgery and Skin Care in Lexington, KY, Progressive Physical Therapy in Lexington, KY and Birchwood Women's Health Clinic for Reproductive Health Services in Bellingham, WA. Currently working on obtaining ABROM accreditation, holding a Master's level training Acupuncture, Diplomat of Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and Bachelors in Human Service and Education. Active member of the WA East Asian Medicine Practitioner Association, South Sound Acupuncture Association and the American Acupuncture Counsel.

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Shannon Freeman-Hrutfiord's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (9)
in Ferndale, WA |
Shannon is wonderful. Relieved shoulder pain that I have had for years.
in Bellingham, WA |
I have 'worked' with Shannon for more then 10 years. She is an amazing therapist, spends as much time as necessary to nderstand your background and medical condition. She takes the time to research and find the best method to treat your pains. In my mind, she has extraordinary skills and the patience to work wth you to improve your condition. I have been very fortunate to meet and work with this amazing professional!
Bellingham, WA |
Shannon is friendly, knowledgeable and calming. The treatment space was warm and inviting with a beautiful view of Bellingham Bay and Mt. Baker!
Seattle, WA |
Starts out as a very good listener, a quality I hold in high regard and then goes about directing individualized treatments based on my very specific needs/ requests. She does this all with compassion and grace.
in Bellingham, WA |
Shannon was able to address my back and abdominal pain perfectly and effectively. I left the session with relief and hope. She acts and performs professionally and made me feel I will be able to recover faster with less overall pain. I am so happy that I found this place and gave it a try. She applies a variety of methods to address the pain and recovery which puts her on the top of any acupuncturist.
in Blaine, WA |
Shannon was highly recommended to me by my primary care physician who said that she felt I'd really like her. She said Shannon carefully listens to her clients, and really cares about their treatment goals and comfort. Shannon is exactly the practitioner that my physician described, and more!
in Bellingham, WA |
Excellent service and treatment as usual! Thanks Shannon.
in Bellingham, WA |
I fell on my tailbone in the winter of 2014, and ever since I fell, every time through ovulation to my cycle which is two weeks I suffur dull tailbone pain, it affected work my everyday life. Being in pain every month for 2 weeks straight as something that I couldn't handle anymore, so I tried acupuncture, Shannon works right in the tailbone area, I recently have no pain, it's amazing it really works, Shannon was such good energy, she makes you feel very comfortable.. I look forward to seeing he
in Bellingham, WA |
Over 2 years ago I began having significant health problems. I saw over 20 doctors, tried many alternative health treatments and numerous acupuncturists. No significant improvements were made. I have a neurological, chronic pain, gastrointestinal issues and a long list of other. I was about to give up hope till I met Shannon! In 2 years no one has provide me with more relief, knowledge and understanding of how to work with my conditions. She is smarter than my doctors! It truly is A BETTER WAY!
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Shannon Freeman-Hrutfiord says...

Specializing in reproductive health, orthopedic recovery and care, sports medicine and pain management. "I emphasize the need to educate and offer patients alternative care and treatment for many difficult issues without adding additional drugs or narcotics." Diplomat of Acupuncture and board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a licensed as Massage Practitioner and founder of A Better Way Massage and Acupuncture, a Rehabilitation and Medical Massage clinic in Ferndale, WA, and co-founder and acupuncturist of Bellwether Medical Acupuncture and Massage, a Medical Acupuncture clinic located in the beautiful Bellwether area in Bellingham, WA.

Licensed massage practitioner for over 15 years and nationally licensed Acupuncturist for over 2 years, and has worked in a variety of settings, including Wells Plastic Surgery and Skin Care in Lexington, KY, Progressive Physical Therapy in Lexington, KY and Birchwood Women's Health Clinic for Reproductive Health Services in Bellingham, WA.

Currently working on obtaining ABROM accreditation, holding a Master's level training Acupuncture, Diplomat of Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and Bachelors in Human Service and Education. Active member of the WA East Asian Medicine Practitioner Association, South Sound Acupuncture Association and the American Acupuncture Counsel.

Shannon Freeman-Hrutfiord's Care Philosophy

I am not only an acupuncturist but a skilled massage therapist since 1999. I believe WHOLE BODY TREATMENT IS IMPORTANT. Whole body treatment helps restore the integrity of your system. Untreated and/or poorly treated cases of general injuries or lifestyle stresses can result in life long problems and suffering. My goal is to optimize your recovery while minimizing long-term problems that can occur.

Shannon Freeman-Hrutfiord says...

Additional Clinical Training and Certifications:

Pain Management and Orthopedics

  • Electro Acpuncture for Pain and Orthopedics
  • Electro Acupuncture for Pain and Orthopedics - Advanced Studies
  • Gua Sha Complete Training by Arya Nielsen, PhD
  • Acupressure for Massage Therapists - Advanced Study

American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABROM) Certification Training

  • Integrative Fertility Symposium 2015
  • Integrative Fertility Symposium 2016
  • Addressing Fertility Issues in Advanced Maternal Age
  • Lab Testing and Hormonal Assessment for Infertility
  • The Treatment of Infertility Full Course
  • Treating Infertility with the Eight Extraordinary Vessels
  • Western Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Women's Health: Supporting Fertility and Endocrine Function with Chinese Herbs
  • Practical Skills for a Successful Fertility and Pregnancy Practice

Professional Development

  • Developing a Working/Productive Relationship with Medical RE&I Clinical Practice
  • CPR for Acupuncturists-Meets NCCAOM Requirements

Shannon Freeman-Hrutfiord says...

Expertise Training:

  • Homepathic injection Training by Bill Caradonna, ND, Queen Anne Naturopathic Center

  • Pain Management Training by ProD Seminars

  • ABROM Exam Preparation Training by ifSymposium

Shannon Freeman-Hrutfiord's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Acupuncture
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-Like Myalgia
  • Depression
  • Elbow Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Head and Neck Pain
  • Headache
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Stress
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia

Education

  • Internship Hospital
    Affordable Acupuncture Community Clinic Via Middleway Acupuncture Institute

    Completed in 2010

    Dr. Judy Chiasson, Daom, L.Ac Via Middleway Acupuncture Institute

    Completed in 2010

    Seattle Massage School Clinic

    Completed in 1999

    Stevens Hospital Everett Via Seattle Massage School

    Completed in 1999

    Timothy J. Lamb, Rn, L.Ac. Via Middlway Acupuncture Clinic

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    Western Washington University

    Graduated in 1997

  • Other Education
    Middleway Acupuncture Institute, Mt. Vernon, Wa

    Completed in 2012

    Seattle Massage School, Seattle, Wa

    Completed in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Acupuncture
  • Homeopathy
  • Massage Therapy

Procedures Performed

  • Acupuncture
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Detoxification
  • Diet Counseling
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Infertility Treatment
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Moxibustion
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Pain Management
  • Stress Management
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Wellness Examination