The twelve primary channels of the body are like rivers: their currents and depths vary, their courses twist and move through different regions of the body.

They all flow together and yet they are each their own river. When a river becomes blocked, water pools and floods, downstream the vegetation cannot be nourished.

The concept is similar in the body, where the smooth flow of qi and blood is essential to health and balance.


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Patient Testimonials

“Gillian is an amazing acupuncturist! She helped me become comfortable and relaxed during our appointments. She has such a wonderful energy about herself and beautiful healing techniques. I cannot wait to see her again! Xoxo”
— Alex B.
“I saw Gillian to address overall stress and upper back/shoulder tension, and I had a great experience. She gathered a thorough understanding of my health during the intake, and then started the session with cupping. It felt really wonderful (kind of like a massage, but different) and it directly relieved my muscle tension. Then she did acupuncture at several places on my back. I left her office feeling deeply relaxed.

She is also very competent in working with lgbtq folks.”
— Sarah H., Seattle, WA
“Gillian is very personable and easy to talk to. She has some great suggestions when you’re talking to her about what ailments you have. As a person who was skeptical of holistic medicine, this was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had and has inspired me to take a different look at western medicine as we see it. Highly recommend, I really can’t gush enough.”
— Ryan P., Seattle, WA

Healing and Wellness from 3,000 years of Chinese Medical Wisdom

At Twelve Rivers Medicine I provide acupuncture, herbal medicine, and food and nutrition therapy. I work from a classical Chinese medical perspective, as well as the Traditional Chinese Medicine often taught today.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine work effectively in treating all types and severities of illness and play a key role in health maintenance because they work within a framework of Chinese medicine, a whole health system.

Because every symptom of disease is seen from a Chinese medical perspective as an imbalance, symptoms of muscular and joint pain, common cold, anxiety, depression, digestive problems, stress, insomnia, infertility, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, plantar fasciitis can all be treated with acupuncture. 

I'm proud to work with- and trained in the care of- queer, transgender and gender non-conforming patients.