Maribel Arcuino at GoodMedizen Acupuncture and Herbs
“Treat the mother to heal the child.” This is a tenet of Chinese Medicine that was especially poignant to me when I learned it, and is especially meaningful to me now as a parent. As an individual in a nurturing profession, I have always believed that my work could only be as good as I felt inside- input equals output. I feel the need for wellbeing is even greater now, as a mother.

When we feel well, we have our feet on the ground. We have that connection that is necessary to truly listen. Our hearts, minds, and all our senses are open. We have the compassion, perspective, and intuition to bring forth our best energies for our families, our communities, and ourselves.

I bring this intention to my practice. I have trained, and specialize in working with care-takers, mothers, and mothers-to-be. I am here to help you take care of yourself, so that you are best able to create the nurturing presence your families, or future families need to grow and thrive.

One reason I fell in love with Chinese Medicine was because of its focus on how to attain health versus how to combat disease. In terms of allopathic medicine, there is a wealth of information available about what is normal and abnormal in the realm of women’s health. But what does a healthy cycle look like? How about healthy menopause and a healthy pregnancy? It is unnecessary to endure physical and emotional disharmony during these periods of transition. Today we can benefit from the centuries old traditions and teachings of Chinese Medicine. With this body of knowledge as our guide, we are given a blueprint of health that moves beyond normalcy, and toward vibrancy of body and spirit at any stage of life.


Because Experience Matters

  • Acupuncturist and Herbalist: Corcoran Community Healing Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  • Acupuncturist and Bodyworker: MN Indian Women’s Resource Center, Minneapolis, MN (serving women in programs for substance abuse and recovery and at-risk teens)
  • Owner and operator: Island Community Acupuncture, Clinton, WA
  • Acupuncture Student Intern: Harborview Medical Center Madison Clinic and Chronic Fatigue Specialty Clinic, Providence Mount St. Vincent, Evergreen Treatment Services
  • Chinese Herbal Intern: Shanghai University Hospital of TCM
  • Massage Therapist: Olympus Spa, Lynnwood, WA
  • Guest Lecturer: Euro Institute, Seattle, WA (school for natural skincare)

Because No One Can Be a Master of Everything

I specialize in these areas:

  • Pain management : Acupuncture is a simple, natural tool for pain relief. The best part is: there are no side effects, except for an increased sense of wellbeing.
  • Stress management: Stress is at the root of the majority of illness in our society. It interferes with our sleep, digestion, immunity, reproductive health, and concentration. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help bring a body out of a pattern of “fight or flight,” and back into a place of balance. This allows our bodies to function more effectively, and puts the mind and spirit at ease.
  • Women’s health: It is not necessary to endure the physical and emotional strain that menstrual irregularities, pregnancy, infertility, and menopause can place on us. With the help acupuncture and herbs, we can experience these times of monthly and lifelong transitions in a state of harmony, with minimal discomfort.

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