Casey Brewster, L. Ac.

Hi, I’m Casey!
I’m an acupuncturist, herbalist, bodyworker and health coach specializing in women’s health and pain management. I’m also a lifelong dancer & bookworm, ocean & garden enthusiast. I’m so happy to be joining forces with Luke, Oriona & Ellie, and I can’t wait to meet you!

Highlights

Bachelors in English & Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame
Masters in Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine from the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine
Certified by NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine)
Trained trauma-informed care provider
Licensed by Oregon Medical Board 
Trained in Mental Health First Aid 
Certified Gateless Writing Teacher
Uses she/her/hers pronouns
Natively bilingual in Spanish 

How I Became An Acupuncturist

Creative, courageous caretaking is my life’s work. 
     I’m one of the older cousins on both sides of my parents’ families, big Irish American and Lebanese Mexican clans. From the age of eight on, I was usually holding a sweet baby relative on one hip. By age ten I was professionally babysitting, and would continue to care for children in some form or another, including as a Spanish teacher, for the next twenty years. 
     In the late nineties, I started working with homeless folks in my hometown of Cincinnati,OH. In 2007 I moved to Pacific Northwest, and went on to work with hundreds of people through community health education and coaching programs. I saw firsthand how complex chronic illness usually develops in the wake of trauma and I wanted to help people heal from this.
     In 2012 I graduated with my Masters in Acupuncture and East Asian medicine, motivated by my experience working in community. I was also inspired by my time working in childcare, where I witnessed how we as humans begin life as free creatures. It’s my main mission to help my patients overcome challenges, experience more joy and write their own health story. 
     East Asian Medicine is a living medicine, transmitted from teacher to student across thousands of years. Learning these practices and caring for patients has been the greatest adventure of my life. It’s such a privilege to practice this medicine, and I’m so grateful to my teachers, and their teachers, forever.