Rebecca Conde is a licensed and NCCAOM certified Chinese medicine practitioner who combines an Eastern approach with the fundamentals of nutrition and lifestyle to assess and treat the people in her community. She utilizes many modalities including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition, qigong, meditation, and health coaching. Her specialties include women’s health, pain management and resolution, digestive issues, and psycho-emotional disorders, and has experience in treating most health conditions. She is passionate about working with patients one on one to assist them in reaching their health goals through treatment, education, and individualized lifestyle design.
Rebecca earned a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine www.siom.edu in 2012. The school is known for it’s selective acceptance of incoming students, it’s rigorous and integrated curriculum, and its apprentice-style clinical training. Rebecca is grateful for having learned from so many respected teachers including Craig Mitchell, Stephen Brown, Weiqun Miao, Daniel Altschuler, Liangxi Zheng, Jason Robertson, Yun Wang, Dan Benksy, Paul Karsten, Marquerite Dinkins, and Sachiko Nakano. Her training included both Chinese and Japanese style needling, comprehensive Chinese herbal medicine, Tui-na massage, Chinese translation of historical medical literature, channel palpation, moxibustion, cupping, nutrition, qigong, and meditation.
She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition in 2006 from Bastyr University. The program is a whole-foods approach that encompasses a strict scientific understanding of nutrition along with the practical application of how to shop, plan, and prepare meals made from organic, whole ingredients. Some ingredients were actually foraged from the forest grounds where the Bastyr campus resides just outside of Seattle. Rebecca believes that food brings people together socially and culturally, and is meant to be enjoyed. She says we are what we eat, and it’s entirely possible to create a healthy lifestyle of eating that is nourishing, simple, and delicious.
Prior to discovering Chinese medicine and after completing her bachelor’s degree, Rebecca completed the science-laden, first 2 years of the Naturopathic Medicine doctorate program at Bastyr, which included gross anatomy, cadaver dissection, physiology, physical medicine, Naturopathic theory, histology, embryology, and Western botanical medicine, as well as a full year of counseling studies and application. Rebecca never realized her potential as a Naturopathic physician because she was profoundly affected by her own personal experience with acupuncture and Chinese herbs and ultimately made the difficult decision to change course. However, the foundation in medical science has been greatly beneficial in her practice, and in the integration of Eastern and functional medicine.
There have been a number of opportunities for Rebecca to work with local communities along the way. She provided acupuncture to the roughly 1000 recovering addicts who utilize methadone treatment at Evergreen Treatment Services in South Seattle. This provided a safe, relaxing environment for this, mostly homeless, population to work through difficult side effects. Rebecca also administered acupuncture and taught qigong to folks at a senior center and at the Asian Counseling and Referral Service, which primarily offers support to immigrants and refugees. She also volunteered her time and resources to plan, cook, and deliver nutritious hot meals to the homeless youth shelter in Seattle over a 4-month period.
Rebecca worked for East West Health where the focus was on the integration of acupuncture, functional medicine, and regenerative medicine. Now she is back to operating Earth Center and can draw on her various skills and well-rounded background to make patient care the priority. She believes that it's imperative to pinpoint the root cause of one's condition, and that the pathway to healing unfolds when patients engage in the process. She has been delighted over and over to hear patients say how much they have benefitted from her care, value her insight, and appreciate her attentiveness and compassion.
Education and Credentials
Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (M.Ac.O.M.), Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine, 2012.
Western medical sciences in Naturopathic medicine program, Bastyr University, 2006-2008.
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (BSN), Bastyr University, 2006.
Other Certification and Training
Certified under the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Associate member of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)