Welcome !

I adopted the Symbol of the Oak Tree to represent what Healing Touch Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine is about when I established my clinic in 1998. The Oak Tree represents to me: Strength, Great Beauty, Deep Roots, Being Grounded, Able To Weather Storms.

Through our clinic we help each person find, or regain, their own personal strength, great beauty, deep roots, groundedness and ability to weather their own storms.
(More About This Under About Oak Tree.)
-Dr. Judy Chiasson, Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Healing Touch Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine specializes in the treatment of pain of all types.  We have effectively treated patients who have pain, stress, digestive disorders and other medical conditions with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine since 1998

If you’re in pain, we can usually help you!  Our specialty is treating patients who have pain from:
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents: Car, truck, bicycle or pedestrian
  • Injuries: Sports injuries, falls, or just too much gardening
  • Headaches: Migraines, tension, headaches from neck problems
  • Fibromyalgia (& Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Arthritis: Rheumatoid & Osteoarthritis
  • Repetitive Stress Disorders
  • Recent or Chronic back, neck, shoulder, foot, elbow or knee pain
  • Pain from Auto Immune Diseases
  • Stress &/or Computer related tight neck and shoulders
  • Painful Periods
  • Shingles
  • Digestive Pain: Acid reflux or irritable bowel syndrome

Benefits from Treatments Include:
  • Faster recovery
  • Significant reduction (or disappearance) of pain
  • Increased range of motion
  • Increased comfort and improved sleep
  • Ability to resume cherished activities
While many people have heard that acupuncture is very effective for the treatment of pain, most are unaware of the many other medical conditions that acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine effectively treat. At Healing Touch Acupuncture & Oriental medicine, we also treat Men’s Health conditions, Women’s Health conditions, Pediatric Patients, Stroke patients, patients with Digestive Disorders of all types, patients with Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Asthma and many other medical conditions.

Focus on the Whole Person & on Integrative Medicine
At Healing Touch Acupuncture, we treat the whole person.  First, we conduct an in-depth interview with every patient, and we specialize in listening to you.  For example, when someone comes in for shoulder pain we not only ask in-depth questions about the pain, when it started, what makes it better, etc. but we will also ask about your stress levels, digestion, sleep, energy,  medications, past medical history, other pain, etc.  Then together, we develop a plan to address your “main complaint” and other concerns. 

We have found that our treatments are the most effective when we use Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine (as appropriate), & discuss Lifestyle Changes [link:life_styles] & Enrichment to help our patients accomplish their goals for treatment.  When appropriate, we also work as part of a team with medical doctors and other health care practitioners and/or we refer to other health care professionals as needed so that you can have the best possible results (since none of us has all the answers). 

Life Style Changes & Enrichment

We offer the following Life Style Changes & Enrichment: 

Healthy Eating’s About Life! (HEAL!)
8 Week Class Series
This is about discovering the joy of healthy eating.

Food Choices Matter!
HEAL Yourself!   HEAL Your Family!  
HEAL Your Community! HEAL Your Planet!    

Stop Smoking with Ease!
When you have been smoking for many years it will probably take
you more than a few days to stop.  We can help ease the process. 

Qi Gong & Tai Qi Classes (Dependent on instructor availability)

Relaxation/ Stress Reduction

We also recommend other resources in the community such as classes in yoga, water exercise, meditation groups, laughing groups, Improv classes and others as appropriate. 

Who are We?
I am Dr. Judy Chiasson, and I am “Dr. Judy” because I have my doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, with advanced training in the treatment of pain in the U.S. & China.   I established Healing Touch Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in 1998 after I received my Master’s Degree from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine and became a licensed acupuncturist.  After 5 years of working with patients I applied and was accepted to the Doctoral Program at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.  There, I specialized in the Treatment of Pain of all types and had the privilege to study & treat patients both in the U.S., and Nan Jing China where I worked in 5 hospital acupuncture out-patient clinics. 

My associate Rand Dennis joined Healing Touch Acupuncture in 2006 and brought additional skills and training.  She is a graduate of The Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine and is also the owner of Affordable Acupuncture Community Clinic, a sliding scale clinic, non-insurance based acupuncture clinic, located in the same building.  Rand Dennis brought to this clinic the specialties of Women’s Health, Men’s Health and the treatment of children in addition to treatment of pain of all types. 

Payment Options: 

Healing Touch Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (Bellingham) Est. 1998

Healing Touch Acupuncture is a private clinic: Services are covered by most insurance, including PIP (Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Accident Cases).

We have a variety of payment options on our Payment Options page.

For full contact and directions information visit our Contact Us page.