The Osher Center for Integrative Health is committed to creating healing environments where patients and an interprofessional team of clinicians work together to define and pursue health goals. Our patients are an integral part of the health care team and participate fully in the decision-making process about treatment. We currently offer integrative medicine consultations and acupuncture services at our Osher Clinic for Integrative Medicine located within the Sports Medicine Clinic at Ballard.
We provide consultations for patients with a variety of medical conditions, including chronic conditions.
Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body using very thin needles to restore health. There has been extensive research on the benefits of acupuncture, especially for:
- pain management
- back and neck pain
- osteoarthritis/knee pain
Acupuncture may also be effective in treating other health issues — each person will have a unique response to the treatment. At the Osher Clinic we bring integrative medicine and acupuncture into mainstream medicine to provide cohesive and coordinated care for our patients. Click here to learn more about Integrative Medicine in clinical care.
Finding care at the Osher Clinic for Integrative Medicine at the University of Washington:
The Osher Clinic for Integrative Medicine at UW is located at the UW Neighborhood Clinic in Factoria:
Integrative medicine consultations and acupuncture are currently available.
Clinic Director: Iman Majd, MD, LAc
Clinic address: 13231 SE 36th St., Bellevue, WA 98006
Clinic phone: 425.957.9000
Web Site: https://www.uwmedicine.org/locations/primary-care-factoria
Other Osher Center Integrative Medicine providers
Heather Tick, MD practices at the Center for Pain Relief. She has decades of experience directing inter-disciplinary pain centers working naturopaths, acupuncturists, massage therapists and other integrative practitioners. Since 2012 she has been at the Center for Pain Relief, University of Washington, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine as the first Gunn-Loke Endowed Professor of Integrative Pain Medicine at the UW. She works as a consultant to raise pain patients’ awareness of effective nonpharmacologic care including a focus on healthy lifestyle choices. There is growing evidence that what we eat, drink, think, feel and do affects our health, improves our function and often reduces pain.
Center for Pain Relief
4225 Roosevelt Way NE, 4th floor
Seattle, WA 98105
Lu Marchand, MD, BSN is board-certified in family medicine, palliative medicine and integrative holistic medicine. At the University of Wisconsin for 23 years, she practiced primary integrative medicine for 14 years in a rural family medicine residency practice and then worked as an integrative medicine consultant at UW Health Integrative Medicine Clinic and was clinical director of Integrative Medicine at the UW Carbone Cancer Center and the ProHealth Cancer Center. She was founder and director of the St. Mary’s Hospital Palliative Care Program in Madison, WI, and was recruited to the University of Washington as director of the UW Medical Center’s (UWMC) Palliative Care Program and section chief of PC in the UW Department of Family Medicine. She has trained and served as faculty in a number of healing modalities, including CAPACITAR (a multicultural educational approach to healing trauma) and RISEN (Reinvesting in Spirituality and Ethics in our Networks), and she is a certified yoga teacher. Her efforts in clinical care, education and research include special interest in communication and training, focus on whole person wellness despite serious illness, resiliency and self-care in health science learners and clinicians, medical humanities, humanism, and narrative medicine interventions for well-being. She is the founding executive director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Washington. She now provides inpatient integrative palliative care at UWMC with a referral from hospital care teams. She currently does not see patients in the outpatient/clinic setting.