Shannon Freeman-Hrutfiord, LAC

Shannon Freeman-Hrutfiord, LAC

Acupuncture  |  
Female  |  
Age 44
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Shannon Freeman-Hrutfiord, LAC is an acupuncture provider who practices in Bellingham, WA. She is 44 years old. Read her story

12 Bellwether Way Ste 201

Bellingham, WA 98225

Contact Information

(360) 366-4216

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Asuris Northwest Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • 12 More

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Shannon Freeman-Hrutfiord's bio

This content was provided by Shannon Freeman-Hrutfiord "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Shannon Freeman-Hrutfiord "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."


  • Acupuncture
  • Homeopathy
  • Massage Therapy

Board Certifications

Shannon Freeman-Hrutfiord does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-Like Myalgia
  • Depressive Disorders
  • 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


  • 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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Western Washington University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Affordable Acupuncture Community Clinic Via Middleway Acupuncture Institute
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Dr. Judy Chiasson, Daom, L.Ac Via Middleway Acupuncture Institute
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Seattle Massage School Clinic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Stevens Hospital Everett Via Seattle Massage School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Timothy J. Lamb, Rn, L.Ac. Via Middlway Acupuncture Clinic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Middleway Acupuncture Institute, Mt. Vernon, Wa
    Other Education | Completed 2012
  • Seattle Massage School, Seattle, Wa
    Other Education | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Shannon Freeman-Hrutfiord has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Shannon Freeman-Hrutfiord's Reviews

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Shannon Freeman-Hrutfiord's Performance
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Patient Comments (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 accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Open Choice PPO
  • Asuris Northwest Health
    Healthplan 2.0 HSA
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • ChoiceCare Network
    ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Network of WA
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health PPO
  • Florida Health Administrators
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • LifeWise
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
    Preferred Provider Network
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
    Worker's Compensation WC

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