Courtney M. Zeller
Acupuncture & Eastern Medicine Practitioner
Courtney M. Zeller is a board certified East Asian Medical Practitioner in Washington State and a Diplomat of Acupuncture for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She earned her Masters of Science degree in Acupuncture from Bastyr University, one of the leading institutes for Natural Medicine.
Courtney first experienced acupuncture and Chinese Medicine while studying for her Bachelors of Science in Psychology at the University of Washington, when she had been experiencing debilitating migraines that doctors had been unable to help her with. An acupuncturist was able to help her to identify and treat the root of her problem which allowed her to live a migraine-free life.
Because of this experience, Courtney fell in love with Chinese Medicine and, instead of continuing her plans of attending medical school; she instead pursued the study Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Since graduating, Courtney has attended numerous seminars and conferences to perfect her diagnostics and treatments, as well as to learn functional medicine and nutrition.
“I really enjoy figuring out how things work in the body. I spend a lot of time researching biology and physiology to understand how acupuncture really works on a physiological level. I am dedicated to this functional medicine, and utilizing the body’s own systems of healing itself. When I’m not treating patients, I’m teaching workshops on how the body works, and how acupuncture can make functional changes in the body that can radically improve our health and quality of life.”
By combining her love and passion for natural medicine with her clinical knowledge, experience, and techniques, Courtney shows her devotion to guiding her patients onto a healing path, and helps them to enjoy that journey.
Because Experience Matters
Masters of Science in Acupuncture at Bastyr University
Supervisor Assistant Acupuncturist, Bastyr Center for Natural Health
Advanced Training and Certification in Master Tung Acupuncture and Herbal Therapeutics
Guest Lecturer, Bastyr University, Cascadia Community College
Advanced Training in Aesthetic Facial Rejuvenation
Clinical Nutrition Training, SHEI, NRT, Standard Process, NW Biotics Research
Diplomat of Acupuncture, NCCAOM
Because No One Can Be a Master of Everything
I specialize in these areas:
Pain Management: Physical pain and psychological pain can both cause and affect one another. I call this the Physical and Psychological Pain Axis. A common example would be when you are very stressed out and you notice that your neck and shoulders are tight, we often refer to this is “carrying our stress on our shoulders.” Stress, and other psychological or emotional factors can make pain worse, and the same is true the other way around whereas experiencing pain can make things like anxiety and stress much worse. It is with careful examination and treatment on both sides of this axis that more profound relief from symptoms, as well as healing, occurs.
Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders: Do you feel…. off? It might be your endocrine system not working effectively. Fatigue, anxiety, weight gain, inability to lose weight, food cravings, poor sleep… the list goes on! All of our hormones play an elegant dance with one another, and when one gets “out of step,” it can cause all of them to be “off-beat.” With thorough investigation, we should be able to figure out who the main culprits are and, with treatment, help get them back in line, and you feeling at your best! Your trouble weightloss is likely not a matter of you “not trying hard enough” at the gym, or with your diet! It’s more likely that your hormones are miscommunicating with one another so your organs aren’t getting the proper “start” and “stop” signals. With Chinese Medicine as well as Clinical Nutrition, we can effectively reverse most of these problems and get you feeling better!
Neuropathy: Dysfunction of nerves can happen for various reasons from acute injuries to chronic tension, and from more serious causes like Diabetic Neuropathy and Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy. This results in symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and even pain. For some, this is a nuisance that comes and goes, and for others it can be completely debilitating. This can be very difficult to get relief from, and often times patients are told by their doctors that medications, often with awful side effects, are the only option. Under the right conditions, nerves can regenerate, although this can be a very slow process – Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs can be an immense help with both reducing the symptoms quickly – so you can feel better, as well as help encourage neuroregeneration to reverse the condition, regardless of its cause.