ISLANDS ACUPUNCTURE 
IAN VAN GELDER, L. Ac.   

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                                 SERVING THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS SINCE 1988
ABOUT ME

I have been studying and practicing Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for over thirty years. I completed my initial training in Sydney, Australia at the New South Wales College of Natural Therapies. After graduating in 1982, I traveled to China where I did an intensive intern training in Nanjing at the Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, while, at the same time , continuing my studies at the Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

In 1985 I moved to Seattle, Washington. This move from Australia to Seattle seemed a natural fit, since I had grown up in the Pacific Northwest, just over the border in Vancouver, B.C. While I awaited the instigation of new acupuncture licensing regulations, I furthered my studies, primarily through the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seattle. I passed my Washington state license examination in 1987, and the next year, in March 1988, I moved to Orcas. Within a few weeks, I had established practices in Eastsound, at the Healing Arts Center, and in Friday Harbor. I have continued to serve islanders in those locations ever since!

 

My “style” of Acupuncture is somewhat eclectic, being influenced by my training in many of the diverse traditions and “schools” of Acupuncture, represented by some wonderful teachers and practitioners of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. At the same time, I think I have managed to sharpen (bad pun!) my skills over the years by blending and incorporating the teachings I have received with my own clinical experience.

 

There is, however, another side to being in the healing arts, which may be equally important. And so, I strive to create a caring and compassionate relationship with my patients, which can be a significant aid in their healing process.

 

 

 

Clinical Availability

 

Eastsound -    at  the Healing Arts Center

                     453 North Beach Road

                        Phone 360-376-4002


Friday Harbor - at San Juan Oriental Medicine Cl.    50 Web St.

                            Phone 360-378-3331    

 

Please call for appointments or for further information.

email: ivg@rockisland.com

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