As a healer, Phonexay strives to guide the patient back to his or her own source of health. Although she utilizes acupuncture and herbal medicine as her primary modality, it is not about acupuncture or herbs – it is about the patient and their process. Our bodies all have the capacity to heal, but as we go through our daily lives, we are forced to make certain decisions that either impede or aid the healing process.
Phonexay seeks to be a catalyst to help her patients find their inner source of energy and inspiration, and this will be where the healing process begins. As she tried to define what she wanted to do in life, she always knew that she wanted to make a difference in other’s lives and serve to help others heal mentally, physically, and spiritually. She strives to be an integral source of compassion and kindness for her patients and for her community.
Phonexay graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. Afterwards, she continued to Bastyr University in Seattle, WA where she graduated with an M.S. degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, which includes Acupuncture, Chinese Bodywork, Qi Gong, and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Once she graduated, she did an advanced herbal externship in Shanghai and Chengdu hospitals in China followed by a two-month volunteer immersion project as an acupuncturist and primary care provider in Nepal. Phonexay is a member of the Washington East Asian Medicine Association, Acupuncture Without Borders, and the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association.
During her studies, Phonexay had an opportunity to see a wide variety of patients and conditions through her internship rotations at the Harborview Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Clinic, Harborview International Clinic, Mt. St. Vincent’s Assisted Living Community, and the Evergreen Treatment Services Center where she gained certification in the NADA 5-Needle Protocol that is used for treatment of addictions disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Her China herbal externship was focused on gynecology and internal medicine. Phonexay sees all the wide variety of conditions that acupuncture is effective in treating, but her primary specialties are musculoskeletal conditions and physical rehabilitation (such as post-stroke rehab), anxiety and psycho-emotional conditions, and general stress management.
For more information on Phonexay’s experience in Nepal, please click on this link: http://originalqiacupuncture.com/acupuncture-in-nepal/