Laurie Solomon, L.Ac./EAMP, practices acupuncture and oriental medicine, including herbal and nutritional therapies. She has been actively practicing in Battle Ground Washington since 2001, and is experienced in geriatric care and the treatment of acute and chronic pain, as well as in treating a variety of respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, and gynecological complaints.
Laurie's clinical and academic training was at Bastyr University in Seattle and The Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin; She has earned a master of science degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University in Animal Science, and an associate's degree in Chemical Laboratory Technology. She has been dually licensed in both Oregon and Washington states since October 2000, with her primary practice remaining in Battle Ground, Washington.
The office location is 304 S. Parkway Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604
Psycho-emotional imbalance, when treated in conjunction with counseling and/or lifestyle and diet changes, responds well to acupuncture therapy, most notably post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (OCD). Digestive and sleep disorders also can improve with the help of acupuncture therapy. Possibly due to the immune - enhancing effects of certain acupoint combinations, respiratory conditions respond well and rapidly to Oriental Medicine therapy, including, but not limited to; chronic Asthma (not acute attacks), Emphysema, Allergies, Bronchitis, all stages of cough, colds, and flu, and chronic sinusitis. Digestive complaints such as IBS, Colitis, Diverticulitis, constipation and heartburn/GERD respond well to acupuncture therapy. Neurological and neuro-muscular imbalance, including Sciatica, Post-Stroke sequellae, ulnar nerve entrapment, Peripheral Neuropathy and Neuralgia, TMJ/TMD,
Clinic hours for Laurie Solomon, L.Ac./EAMP
Tues, Wed, Fri and Saturday, by appointment
at 304 S. Parkway Ave in Battle Ground, WA 98604
Phone: (360) 666-1070
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Philosophy: Modern living places a variety of stresses on our bodies that can result in physical discomfort. Laurie Solomon specializes in achieving natural, healthy relief from pain and discomfort using a variety of traditional Oriental techniques. Recommendations for healthier lifestyle choices may also be offered to patients, to help achieve lasting healing response.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, physical problems result from blockages in the flow of energy or "chi" in the body. Laurie uses ancient techniques along with modifications to suit changing times to release these blockages, helping to eliminate the root causes of imbalance, along with the symptoms.
Treatment Methods: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the basis for the approaches used by Laurie Solomon at this clinic. TCM, as defined by Washington State Law, can include Tui Na Massage, acupressure, acupuncture, reflexology, ear-seeds or ear-needles, moxibustion heating therapy, infra-red heat therapy, cupping, gua sha, liniments, herbal plasters, herbal and nutritional balancing recommendations, dietary advice and health education based on East Asian medical theory. Also to reflect more "recent" practices, developed in the mid 20th century, practitioners at this clinic may incorporate scalp acupuncture and electro-acupuncture when appropriate. Laurie will often recommend and utilize specific therapeutic techniques depending on your needs, and of course you are welcome to decline or request to use a particular technique. During a treatment, diagnostic methods including pulse palpation, observation of tongue, skin color, and other general states of health are used to assess the relative strength of yin, and yang, and balance of heat, cold, excess, deficiency, constraint and stasis, and to determine the individualized treatment plan for each patient. Hair-thin, sterile, disposable needles are then inserted into acu-points according to each individual's constitution and presentation. Many people describe feeling quite relaxed during and after a treatment, and some feel more energized.
Acute conditions generally take less time to address than chronic conditions. One course of treatment is generally considered to be 10-12 visits, and sometimes more than one course is needed to completely bring a person back into balance. After balance has been achieved, often people opt to continue this balancing effect by coming in for regular "tune-ups" every so often or just whenever life gets particularly stressful. It is important to have eaten at least a little nutritious food before coming in for a treatment, and to be well hydrated. This allows for more accurate pulse-taking and for more effective circulation of energy.
Insurance Coverage: Laurie Solomon is covered under most insurance plans, and this office bills patients' insurance providers directly. Insurance companies for businesses based in Washington State are required by law to provide a plan that covers acupuncture. Call your insurance company to determine your coverage, or ask our office to verify your benefits for you. Verification of acupuncture benefits may take a few days for our office to confirm. When you call your insurance company, be sure to ask about your deductible, copay, annual visit or monetary limits, and whether a referral from a medical doctor, naturopath, osteopath, or chiropractor is required.