Jennifer Lewis, MTCM, LAc, founded Twelve Branches Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in 2004. She is a National Board certified diplomat (NCCAOM) in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. A graduate of the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Jennifer holds a four-year Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In association with her studies at NIAOM and Bastyr University, Jennifer completed clinical internships at Harborview Medical Center, Mount St. Vincent’s, Su & Jin Family Acupuncture and NIAOM’s student clinics. Jennifer’s continuing education studies include training and certification in Acutonics® Healing, an energy-based non-invasive treatment utilizing precision calibrated tuning forks applied to acupuncture and acupressure points, as well as Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation.
Prior to completing her studies at NIAOM, Jennifer attended Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon where she received a Bachelor's Degree in East Asian Studies. While at Lewis and Clark, Jennifer studied in China and Vietnam as part of an International study program. As a result of this program, Chinese medicine's philosophy of treating the whole body was introduced to her and proved impetus for Jennifer's pursuit of a career as a Chinese Medicine practitioner. Upon graduating from Lewis and Clark College, Jennifer returned to Asia where she spent three years living in Taiwan furthering her Chinese language studies.