Our Team at Jade River Acupuncture in West Seattle
Miranda Taylor’s mission is to relieve your pain and keep it from recurring. She strives to help you heal without drugs or surgeries. Her focus is on identifying the sources of your discomfort or illness and designing the most effective treatment strategy.
In addition to pain relief and management, patients come to Miranda for treatment of other symptoms as well as for preventive medicine. As an important part of the process of assisting patients in recovering their health, Miranda takes time to learn not only about their symptoms, but also their health histories, emotional situations and all relevant aspects of their lives. Armed with this data, she performs the multiple aspects of Chinese pulse diagnosis, observes the aspects of the tongue for Chinese tongue diagnosis, and palpates various acupuncture points to diagnose and treat the whole person, not just their most pressing health symptoms.
One of Miranda’s prime areas of expertise is — like her colleague Lory Lee who founded Jade River Acupuncture — advanced pain management. Like Lory, Miranda trained under Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan, OMD, EAMP, L.Ac., who taught the Balance Method of Acupuncture. As part of her training, Miranda took on internships at Chengdu University Hospital in China and at Harborview Hospital in Seattle where she focused on treating nerve pain. Other internships involved detoxification using the National Acupuncture Detox protocols at the Cedar Grove and North End Rehabilitation Facilities. She also interned at her medical school Acupuncture Clinic, specializing in dermatology as well as Chinese herbal internal medicine. All these experiences have contributed to Miranda’s success in treating patients for more than just pain relief. Acupuncture is a unique healing protocol, often providing patients with beneficial side effects such as improved sleep, energy levels, digestion, and immune function, as well as lower inflammation and stress levels.
Miranda’s training and certification in Nutrition Response Testing® provides an additional perspective on treating health issues. She completed the Ulan Nutritional Systems Advanced Clinical Training program. Nutrition Response Testing recognizes that the human body is a naturally self-healing organism. For self-healing to occur, the body needs strong nutritional support in order to replace damaged and dying cells in tissues and organs. Because much of the food available today is nutritionally compromised, providing the body with whole-food nutritional supplements and other supportive remedies is needed to address many “non-resolving” health issues. At the same time, Miranda makes sure that all her Nutrition Response Testing patients achieve pain management, pain relief, and overall wellness. Often the combination of acupuncture treatments and nutritional support give the body what it requires for healing. In addition to treating patients, herself, and her family using nutrition, she also gives classes to acupuncturists, nutritionists, and chiropractors in the basic principles of Nutrition Response Testing.
Miranda has over thirteen years of practice in healing as a Washington state licensed acupuncturist. She holds a four-year Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Northwest Institute of Oriental Medicine in Seattle, WA, a unique apprentice-style school that emphasizes clinical training through close relationships with expert clinical faculty. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Miranda was a board member of WEAMA (Washington East Asian Medicine Association). She is currently a professional member of the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). She has attended symposiums for the Society for Acupuncture Research and done extensive continuing education coursework at Bastyr University.