Who is Giving Ease?

"East Asian Medicine Practitioner" (EAMP) is the name of the Washington State license to practice acupuncture.


Michael K. Sedgewick, MS, EAMP

Michael is an East Asian Medicine Practitioner, licensed in Washington state, and a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, a certification granted by the National Commission for Certification in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. In 2015, Michael received his Master of Science degree in Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington.

Additionally, Michael holds certification as a yoga teacher and Ayurvedic yoga specialist from Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.


Practitioner’s Qualifications:

Masters of Science in Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine

     Bastyr University - Kenmore, Washington

Washington State East Asian Medicine Practitioner License

NCCAOM Diplomat in Oriental Medicine (Acupuncture & Herbology)

Kripalu Certified Yoga Teacher & Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist

Rolfer-in-Training - Student of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration


Scope of Practice: 

The scope of practice for an EAMP in Washington state includes but is not limited to the following techniques:

a. Use of acupuncture needles to stimulate acupuncture points and meridians.

b. Use of electrical, mechanical, or magnetic devices to stimulate acupuncture points and meridians.

c. Moxibustion, heating a point by burning an herb or herbal formula.

d. Acupressure, manual stimulation of acupuncture points and meridians.

e. Cupping: Glass cups placed on the skin using heat to create a vacuum.

f. Gua Sha, dermal friction, scraping the skin with a blunt object.

g. Infra-red therapy, by heat lamp.

h. "Sonopuncture",with tuning forks, singing bowls.

i. East Asian Massage and soft tissue manipulation.

j. "Laserpuncture," stimulation of acupuncture points with laser light.

k. Dietary advice based on traditional Chinese medical theory.