Greetings! i of the needle wellness is a st John's neighborhood clinic that offers acupuncture, massage therapy and herbal medicine. We work with your personal health goals.
Come visit us.
Amy Hastanan, LMT & L.Ac
Amy is a dually Licensed Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist with training from Thailand, New York, and Hawaii. She has recently relocated from the island of Oahu to Portland, OR.
Amy began her massage training in Koh Tao, Thailand, Surat Thani Province in 2005. Her love of massage therapy lead her to NYC's Swedish Institute, the oldest continuously operating massage therapy institution in the United States. Throughout her career, Amy has worked alongside chiropractors and physical therapists in the field of pain management and wellness. She decided to further her degree and attend Acupuncture school in Manhattan, starting at Pacific College (PCOM). The lack of hands on practice with plant based medicine in the city made her consider transferring to Hawaii, where she finally received her Master's from Honolulu's Institute for Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 2015.
Amy's goal has always been to integrate eastern and western medicine into a practice. She fuses Traditional Thai Bodywork, Tui-Na, Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release Technique, while pulling from her background in Chinese Medicine and Herbology.
Naike Swai, L.Ac
Naike practices Classical Acupuncture, a form of Chinese Medicine that draws its knowledge from the original teachings and writings of Taoist scholars.
She received her classical training at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York and also studied independently with Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen, 88th generation Taoist Priest and Master of the Jade Purity Yellow Emperor Lao Zi School and 26th generation Complete Reality Dragon Gate School. She completed her Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the World Medicine Institute in Hawaii, a Taoist school founded by Dr. Chang Yi Hsiang, 64th generation lineage holder of the Heavenly Masters; a 2000 year old Taoist medical tradition.
Naike's approach to health is embedded in recognizing the artistry and creativity in personal wellbeing. Naike plays the Bansuri (Indian Flute) and studied Indian Classical Music under Pandit Harsh Wardhan in New Delhi.
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Dreams of a Mobile Clinic
Amy and Naike are nurturing their dreams of a mobile clinic that will allow them to take their healing arts throughout the United States and around the globe to benefit those of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and cultures. Hawaii has been our home for the past 3 years. Now that we have more access to resources on the mainland, we will assemble a prototype for our Mobile Clinic, while living in the Pacific Northwest.
We hope to start a documentary series once on the road, which will explore systems of medicine, from east to west, modern to traditional. We would like to showcase our work and those who we meet along the way. Our journey will focus on the pursuit and expansion of our knowledge of how people live and heal; finding ways to share that with the greater community.