Alan Lloyd, L.Ac. brings a gentle, kind demeanor and excellent listening skills to his work in acupuncture to help people in the community in which he lives. If you are curious about alternatives to traditional western medicine, Alan is happy to share his knowledge and recommendations with anyone who wants to learn more. As a professional, Alan values choice in the health care system, alternatives to medication, and to be more natural. He can explain the positive benefits of acupuncture and related alternative medicine treatments.
Clients appreciate Alan’s attention to detail and the honest, dependable approach that he brings to every session. During every treatment, his focus is on your comfort. If an acupuncture needle hurts, he takes it out.
Alan offers a variety of treatments that can help improve the health of family members of all ages including recommendations for acupuncture, nutrition, and Chinese (patent) herbs. He specializes in acupuncture treatments for pregnant women, children, adolescents, and anyone with any type of skin condition. To find out what benefits you can expect from acupuncture, please explore the Services page.
As a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.), Alan’s training includes one year of western medicine. He is a Board Certified Acupuncture Diplomat. Alan holds a Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Bastyr University, as well as a Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington (UW).
I came into acupuncture as a father of young children when my own kids experienced belly aches, sports-related injuries, and the normal wear and tear of childhood. I saw first-hand how effective acupuncture is for everything from acid reflux, to relief from nasal congestion, to exhaustion, and how easily it translates across all ages. My mother also uses acupuncture to help ease her aches and pains. As my children grew, I continued to support their good health through the teen years. I saw first-hand how effective acupuncture is for everything from acid reflux, to relief from nasal congestion, to exhaustion, and how easily it translates across all ages.
Originally trained and worked in rehabilitation and social work, Alan always felt called to develop skills in acupuncture. As he witnessed the healing and comfort it brought to family and friends, he returned to school to earn his M.S. in Acupuncture at Bastyr University. He has treated patients at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Rainier Park Community Health Clinic, and Mount Saint Vincent Care Center. Alan also treats adolescents at the UW Adolescent Clinic.
Alan and his wife currently live in Columbia City with their two children. They have also lived in West Seattle and enjoy reading, going to movies, dancing, and painting.