We are glad that you have decided to visit Compass Acupuncture Tacoma. This is a place to discover your personal path towards health, and we are here to share that journey with you.


Our Services

Compass Acupuncture is a place where caring can be found along every step of your journey with us. It is a place to aspire to a better you, and be inspired and supported when the journey gets difficult, as often occurs when we earnestly travel towards health. It is a place to relax, enjoy, think, reflect, and begin to take the steps towards feeling not just better, but good.


Sports Acupuncture

Acupuncture can be highly effective in the treatment of injuries due to an active lifestyle.

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This Chinese style, medically based form of body work can be used to treat a variety of conditions from low back pain to tennis elbow, to knee pain, just to name a few.

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While gentle in application, Shiatsu is powerful in the effects for a wide array of conditions.

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Life Style Counseling

Change is difficult, but it is easier with the right tools and support. If you have goals, dreams, or aspirations…

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Other Services Offered

We are trained and versed in a number of alternative medical techniques, which means we can also find the style and technique that best fits you and suits your constitution. Some of our techniques do not involve needles at all!


This is a technique where a vacuum is created in either a glass or plastic cup in order to pull the skin and fascia away from the muscle to improve blood flow and propagate healing.

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More commonly known as pediatric acupuncture, though typically no needles are used and nothing actually penetrates the skin, Shonishin literally translates as sho “little”, ni “children”, and shin “needle”.

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Gua sha

This is a technique uses a tool such as an animal horn, ceramic spoon, or carved jade tool that breaks up blood stagnation through repeated pressured strokes over a lubricated area of skin.

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Exercise Prescriptions

Exercise prescription commonly refers to the specific plan of fitness-related activities that are designed for a specified purpose, which is often developed by a fitness or rehabilitation specialist for the client or patient.

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Moxa is an herb derived from mugwort that has been shown to reduce pain, strengthen the immune system to protect reduce the occurrence of colds and flus, and to improve digestion.

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Nutrition Counseling

In addition, we offer nutritional counseling for specific disease states, food allergies, disordered eating, and more. Our registered dietitians are here to provide you with tools to help you reach your goals on your journey towards better health.

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Electroacupuncture, the application of a pulsating electrical current to acupuncture needles as a means of stimulating the acupoints.

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Women’s Health

Many women face a wide array of gender specific health concerns, including PMS, menstrual cycle irregularities, fertility, childbirth issues, and menopause.

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What to expect and how long will it take?

Health is a lot like a bank account. It is easy to spend your savings, but much more difficult to save or invest them. If you are at a point where you are feeling worn down or feel like you don’t have much left, it will take time to reinvest in your wellness. How long it takes for you to feel better depends on where you are and how you invest in your health. At Compass Acupuncture we will work with you to find the best possible path towards health for you. What you can count on that taking the first step towards health is investing in a healthier you.

Patient Information

About Us

Compass Acupuncture is is founded on the principles of East Asian medicine, a medicine that is based on thousands of years of careful and thoughtful observational practice. It is a holistic approach of treating the whole person, rather than the main complaint. It is about getting to the root of the problem, and finding the path towards health that takes into account where you are now and you would like to be. East Asian medicine not only looks at the whole person, but involves a partnership between you and your practitioner.

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Get in Touch

Compass Acupuncture Tacoma’s mission is to create a better everyday life for its patients free of pain through the use of proven alternative medical treatments


Monday & Friday 7am – 5pm

Tuesday & Thursday 10am – 8pm

Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday Closed


Address 708 Broadway, Suite 402, Tacoma, WA 98402

Phone 253-260-8087

Email contact@compassacu.com