A Better Way Acupuncture in Fairhaven

A Better Way Acupuncture in Fairhaven


Ceremony in June. Not traveling to CA for a long ass ceremony with people I don’t know, so it will be zoom for me with friends and family. Thank you for your support and prayers. weaved by the incredibly gifted Judy Lynn G Her love of weaving and teaching her family for future generations is POWERFUL!
National Doctors Day. Such a beautiful and thoughtful gift. Thank you Tammy for your love and support. Tammy Kelly-Hanson
Release neck tension.
Izzy Bean
Formal introduction. Please meet Izzy. She is a military retired East German - German Shepard. She is at the office when Shannon is working. She is kind and gentle, but may give out a woof if someone enters the office too quickly, walking towards Shannon. She loves pets and treats.
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Providing Superior Medical Acupuncture in Fairhaven! Views of Bellingham Bay and FREE parking. Accep Welcome to A Better Way.

I’m Dr. Shannon Freeman, D.Ac., L.Ac., Eastern Medicine Practitioner. I am a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians (Ojibwe/Cree/Metis) in Belcourt, ND. My heritage and upbringing are much of why I do what I do. I first became a Certified Nursing Aide in 1992. I then became a Licensed Massage Practitioner studying under Zdenka Daucik, a European physiotherapist who incorporated spe

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Sharing one of my favorite spots in Ireland.

Brazen in Dublin is a great place to get a drink and delicious Irish Stew. 💚

The bartenders are knowledgeable and passionate about their drinks, and they're always happy to help you find the perfect drink to suit your mood.

The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting, and the music is always good.

If you're looking for a place to enjoy a few drinks and spot on Irish food with friends, Brazen in Dublin is the perfect spot.


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Exquisite Salmon loxs at The Garden Terrace in Dublin airport. For 10 euro, you get six pieces of salmon, one baguette with a chewy roll, large tub of mayo and smoked salmon lox spread. At breakfast, the eggs benedict are a wonderful, luxurious treat for just 10. A cappuccino and all the butter your ♥️’s desire. Happy Girl!!!

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Beautiful day in Dublin. Lunch with some qigong classmates, evening tram into downtown for some dinner and walking around Temple Street. Found a small tucked away pub with locals singing along with the musicians. They sure do love John Denver, Take me home, Country roads.

Take Me Home, Country Roads is a big hit in Ireland and has entered the popular consciousness, being a staple of cover bands in local pubs. It has also been used for a long running ad campaign for the national bus service.

On a more fundamental level, its theme of nostalgia for home and longing to return naturally, resonates in a country where mass emigration was a fact of life.


Walking alleys of Dublin is also an incredible experience in itself. From cobbles to stone, to concrete, everything blends together, creating this faceless, lost elegance to the streets. The places that were little bazaars and streets from a different era also feel like time capsules.

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Book Online at A BETTER WAY ACUPUNCTURE At A Better Way Acupuncture we are incredibly qualified to treat acute and chronic injuries that are ailing you, giving you a dramatic change in the way you feel and an upbeat spring to your step. We tailor massage therapy, acupuncture, and treatment specifically for each client and every injury, ma...


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Home Take control of your health. Speed up the healing process with acupuncture. 1118 Finnegan Way, Suite 103 Bellingham, WA, 98225 360-366-4216 Schedule Online Muscle or nerve pain in the body Alleviate stress & anxiety symptoms Effective alternative to relieving pain Release adhesions and


The Ghost Points in Acupuncture

13 Ghost Points


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This hand. These hands.
Instruments of healing.
History in the lines.
Caring for generations.
Channeling the inheritance of Source.
We are all worthy.
It is our God Given right.


🔥 LI 11 is the BEST point to clear internal or external Heat anywhere in the body! 🔥
Great for fever, excess heat, hives, sore throat, and smelly bowel movement.
As a Ghost point it’s used for patients who like to be in control, and get diarrhea or suffer from IBS when they feel out of control.

🌿If you enjoyed my graphic, check out my illustrated guide for acupuncture points here: https://bit.ly/2XdY4Zs

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Love me some MU!!!!
Treating the stomach and chest is one of my most favorite things to do. I call this region “the turtle.” The back of a turtle is organized and each section has a meaning and purpose. Being able to not just treat organs, but also treat neck, arm, leg or lower back pain from the stomach is powerful. Thank you AcuPro Academy for your meaningful educational tools. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

The Front-Mu Points in acupuncture are all located in the front of the body (the trunk) and are where Qi gathers. They are used to treat each organ's disorders.
- Lu 1: Lung disorders
- Ren 17: Pericardium disorders
- Ren 14: Heart disorders
- Lv 14: Liver disorders
- Gb 24: Gallbladder disorders
- Lv 13: Spleen disorders
- Gb 25: Kidneys disorders
- Ren 12 Stomach disorders
- Ren 5: San Jiao disorders
- St 25: Large Intestine disorders
- Ren 4: Small Intestine disorders
- Ren 3: Urinary Bladder disorders

If you enjoy my graphic, check out my illustrated guide for acupuncture points here: https://bit.ly/2XdY4Zs


✨A Better Way Acupuncture wins the Silver award in Bellingham Alive’s 2022 Best of the Northwest
“Best Acupuncture”✨


🖤 BL 60 is a great acupuncture point for acute or chronic pain of the neck, upper, middle or lower back, occipital headaches, dizziness, and although it is contraindicated during pregnancy, it is used often at the end of it for difficult labour.

🌱If you enjoyed my graphic, check out my AcuPoints Made Easy (an illustrated guide for all acupuncture points) here: https://bit.ly/2XdY4Zs


The places where water comes together with other water. Those places stand out in my mind like holy places. ― Raymond Carve


Your tongue is connected via a fascial rudder system that runs right down to your toes.

In nearly all my patients, I see poor tongue posture, and the links to bad spinal posture, breathing, and other issues can be traced throughout the body.

The tongue is so influential to spinal health in how it supports proper head posture. When the tongue is down and forward, forward head posture and mouth breathing occurs.

Over time this associates with a narrow jaw, crooked teeth, and sleep disorders.

But… you guessed it, as always the mouth is a gateway for so many other systems in the body.

The tongue is an extremely complex muscular and fascial rudder system. This dissection via shows the deep front line fascial connection.

It guides all the structures of the myofascial continuity that runs from the inner arch of the foot all the way up through the middle of the body to the tongue and jaw muscles.

Isn’t that amazing?

Actually the tongue is potentially more important for core stability than turning on your actual core.

Our core begins deep under the arch with the insertions of the tendons from the lower leg, especially tibialis posterior.

To find its insertion, feel just under the inside arch of the foot, just underneath and forward of protrusion of the navicular bone you can feel a bit over an inch in front of your tibial malleolus on the inside of your ankle.

This point will respond to a soft-but-energy-rich touch that is held, and also to a more firm and direct fascial release. Pressing here can make a flow of feeling run up the fascial line.

So for better core support, spinal, hip and leg strength, you need to work on your tongue posture.

During exercise practice sealing the tongue to the roof of the mouth, this turns on the fascial rudder to the toes.

It takes time and you need to work on making the BACK of the tongue connect to the soft palate.

When you swallow, the tongue should move upwards and backwards against the hard and soft palate, not down and forward.

Have you noticed open mouth posture in you or a family member?


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This is the beauty of Acupuncture. It can be supplied anywhere, at anytime. I always have my AC GO kit with me. You never know when you will need to put a needle it!


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FIR heated Sand Room

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Morning bike ride to the Fairhaven office.

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Home office coming along. All boxes unpacked and ready to bring in the hydraulic table.


Deep appreciation and gratitude for Dr. Johnson, Sifu Will, Sifu Diego and Dr. Holder. The time and energy they put into training us is immeasurable. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

What a fantastic week; thank you to all the students that showed up with their hearts open and ready to receive the teachings during The 16 Internal Principles & Neigong Training in Irvine, CA. You are the future of Chinese Energetic Medicine.
Also, I am grateful for my wife's unconditional love and support.
Last but not least, I want to thank my TAs: Dr. William Welch Jr., Dr. Diego Sanmiquel and Dr. Chris Holder , and a special thank you to Sifu Singh Sabharwal for his time teaching the women's self-defense class. I couldn't do this without all of you.

See you in a couple of months for Medical Qigong Therapy – Neurology & Geriatrics From Nov 9 To 13, 2022, in Irvine, California.

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Virtual Graduation Ready
Doctor of Acupuncture

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S8 Daoist Healing Studies Week completed. The work is Life challenging, healing, and changing. Powerup (11-year-old son's words) Upgraded Skills!

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Massage and Acupuncture in Fairhaven, Bellingham Washington, overlooking Bellingham Bay

Preferred Providers for Regence, Aetna, Asuris NW Health, BlueCross BlueShield, Employee Programs, Cigna, First Choice Health, Group Health PPO, HealthNet, KPS Health Plans, Lifewise, Personal Injury Claims, Premera, Community Health Plan of Washington, TriWest / Veterans Administration, Labor and Industry of Washington, and Motor Vehicle Injury Claims.

At A Better Way Massage and Acupuncture, we are eminently qualified to treat acute and chronic injuries. Once we have identified your injuries, treatment may include TCM acupuncture, Herbal or Saline Point Injection Therapy, B-12 Vitamin Injections, Meridian Therapy, Electroacupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion, Massage Therapy and other pain relief techniques. We tailor treatment specifically for you and your injuries, and best of all it feels so good. You will leave your appointments feeling as though you had spent a day at the spa and yet you will be benefiting from the expert injury care of our highly specialized team.

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1118 Finnegan Way, Suite 103
Bellingham, WA

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Monday 8am - 9pm
Tuesday 8am - 9pm
Wednesday 8am - 9pm

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