Erin was graduated from Bastyr University in 2007 with the degree of Master of Science in Acupuncture and she is Board Certified by the NCCAOM. She is committed to ongoing continuing education in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Nutrition to enhance her knowledge and remain up to date with new and emerging information.
Read more about Erin’s continuing education here.
Erin’s first introduction to acupuncture started at the age of 17 when her mother brought her to her first acupuncture session for help with the treatment of debilitating menstrual cramps. It was in these first sessions she realized the great power of acupuncture and herbal medicine. These initial sessions not only helped to manage her pain but they also calmed her mind, improved her energy and mood, and focused her attention.
After moving from Minnesota to Seattle in 1999, Erin eventually found her path to acupuncture and was graduated with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture from Bastyr University in 2007. She obtained, and is currently, a Board Certified Diplomat of Acupuncture through the NCCAOM. While in school, Erin completed clinical rotations at Harborview Hospital in the Chronic Fatigue Clinic, the International Clinic, and in the HIV Clinic. She has completed internships at the Caroline Downs Family Medical Center, Highpoint Medical Clinic, and an extensive internship at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
Immediately upon graduating, Erin was invited to join the practice of Candace Burnikel at Dancing Turtle Acupuncture in Federal Way. Throughout her years there she treated a wide range of complaints such as autoimmune diseases, neurological conditions, migraines, digestive complaints, pain management, female health, and psycho-emotional disorders, to name a few.
Erin is now focused completely on giving high quality care in her own practice at Blue Peacock Acupuncture. Her main focus of care is pain management, digestive complaints, fatigue, and stress relief.
Outside of her love for East Asian Medicine, Erin is an animal lover to her core and has spent volunteer time at Pasado’s Safe Haven farm animal sanctuary, the Woodland Park Zoo, and has taken care of and found homes for four foster dogs. She also enjoys weekly horseback riding lessons at Graystone Stables.
She is currently enrolled in the North West School of Animal Massage to become certified in animal massage, specializing in laser treatments on acupuncture points for animals.