"Erin Stewart provides you with accessible, quality, holistic therapy. She promotes an environment that emphasizes trust, respect, confidentiality, and above all, compassion. She is committed to providing a healing space for you to help you achieve your greatest well-being. Her success is measured by you because your wellness is her greatest concern." Yep, that's what they say about me but here is my real story..
Well, it all started back in the day…
Actually, my journey began in 2003. That is the year I decided to go back to school to become a massage therapist. In 2004, I opened my own massage practice and enjoyed working with patients on their own personal journeys to health. After spending almost 10 years as a massage therapist I realized that there was more that I could be doing to assist my patients along their paths. So, in 2013 I closed my practice and went back to school again, this time to study acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
My academic journey has been amazing and along the way I was privileged to complete an externship in Shanghai, China at the teaching hospitals there. As of 2016, I completed my Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine and was licensed as an Acupuncturist and East Asian Medicine Practitioner in Washington State. Currently, I am in the Doctoral program at Bastyr University with a focus on pain management. In 2018 I will begin my research into how acupuncture can make changes in the way your cells communicate in order to reduce pain. I believe 2018 is going to be a very exciting year!
As I begin the next phase of my journey, I realize that my true success is not measured by the number of degrees I obtain but rather by the compassion, peace and love that I extend to my community, my patients and my world. Book knowledge matters little if there is no love in the hands that are treating the patients. My heart reaches out to you as you read this, please know that my greatest concern truly is your wellness.