About Ellen

I completed my Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine from Bastyr University in 2001. While there, I worked as a formulator in the Chinese Herbal Medicine Department and as a a clinical supervisor and adjunct instructor.

My post-graduate work includes extended clinical internships at Chengdu University Hospital and Shen Zhen Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I also completed a 2 year clinical apprenticeship 5-Element acupuncture. I have a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management from Harvard University.

In 2008, I founded Moxa NW, a project that provides education and  innovative healing tools to practitioners and their patients.

Community involvement: Board positions with Island Hospital in Anacortes, Skagit County Hospice, and the Northwest Vipassana Meditation Center.

Presentations:  have been a featured Speaker at the Whatcom County Orthopedic Surgical Conference, New England Women’s Herbal Conference with Rosemary Gladstar and Traditions in Western Herbalism.

About lotus

Our mission at Lotus is to introduce our patients to an opportunity. We believe that there is always potential to experience a positive life and that nature provides us the tools for self renewal and vitality. We practice an integrated model of medicine and collaborate closely with a network of health care providers to help our patients find solutions for their individual needs.

I have had the honor of serving the Anacortes community for the last twenty years and welcome new patients of any age. Chinese Medicine is very comprehensive and we offer services for almost all health conditions.

We currently offer, Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion, Herbal Medicine + Nutritional Consultation.

Clinical Experience - 22 years
Vipassana Meditation Training - 14 years
Teaching and Mentoring - 7 years

Principles of our work


Medicine is about transformation. Whatever the starting point, change can happen.The highest principle of our work is that health care is most effective when the focus is on resonance not dissonance. We strive to use simple tools that respect nature’s creative power and the body’s innate ability to adapt and become stronger.


Our highest priority is to help our patients meet THEIR goals. Strong diagnostic evaluation skills, a deep referral network and decades of experience that ensure our patients receive care that leads them quickly into transformation.


In our experience, Chinese Medicine is the most complete medicine available. We are dedicated to providing high quality and well sourced herbs and supplements. And are careful to provide a comfortable clinical experience.


Integrative, functional medicine has become the standard of mainstream health care. Innovative treatment that combines Eastern and Western protocols for fertility, immunity, surgical rehab and preventive health offer patients the most incredible opportunities for healing.