Welcome Holly Berman L.Ac, EAMP, MSOM
Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist
Holly is a natural born healer: She began by doing bodywork on her family as a child and graduated from massage school when she was 21 years old. Her entire adult career has been in the healing arts, starting out as a massage therapist and eventually learning and practicing Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has been practicing Acupuncture and Oriental medicine for over 18 years and most enjoys working with patients holistically, involving the body-mind-spirit, some lifestyle changes if appropriate and even personal growth. She has practiced in a wide variety of settings, including starting, operating and eventually selling her own clinic. She was a member of one of the oldest continuously running healing arts cooperatives in the country, worked in a low cost community clinic, on cruise ships all over the world and for other gifted practitioners. She likes to incorporate several styles of natural and East Asian "Oriental" medicine into her practice, meeting the patient and their symptoms in the moment with whichever techniques will be most helpful.
Holly graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College's Santa Fe, NM campus in 1998 with a Master's of Science degree in Oriental Medicine. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, (History and Philosophy), from the University of Florida and a Certificate of Graduation from the Florida School of Massage/Florida Institute of Natural Health. In addition to higher education and many years experience practicing Oriental medicine, she has a lot of life experience and wisdom that she brings to her practice. She is a breast cancer survivor and has lived with chronic illness. In 2001, she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and in 2006 with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Since then, she has researched and experimented with many different treatments, therapeutic diets, herbs, supplements, lifestyle changes, psychotherapy and personal growth to improve her health. Holly has helped numerous patients with chronic health issues and various autoimmune disorders improve their health as well.
She has traveled and worked with patients and colleagues all over the world and has explored natural healing techniques from different cultures. She has had the privilege of spending several months in India, including some time in ashrams.
She lives in West Seattle with her fiancé and in her free time she enjoys spending time with him, his children and their families, practicing yoga, cooking, walking, sea kayaking, camping, playing board games and creating "wearable therapy" in the form of Therapeutic Gemstone Jewelry.
Holly Berman L.Ac, EAMP, MSOM, is a preferred provider with most insurance plans including Regence Blue Shield. See our insurance page and/or call your plan's customer service number on the back of your card to learn if your insurance might cover acupuncture therapy.