About Us

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.



East Asian Medical Principles

Compass Acupuncture 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.

We understand that there is a powerful connection between our bodies and our emotions. It is why emotional conditions such as depression and anxiety can cause physical pain, and conversely, why physical trauma can result in one’s emotions being affected. Similarly, there is an equally strong connection between our bodies and the environment in which we live. Too much or sudden exposure to wind, cold, heat, dryness, or damp can result in illness. Finally, our lifestyle choices can also influence our health. Diet, exercise, medication, and breathing can all factor into how we feel. At Compass Acupuncture we will meet you where you are and work with you in assisting you to find your way to the pinnacle of health.

Compass Acupuncture Founder

Reed Stine, EAMP, LAc, MAc, MS

  • Reed is a licensed acupuncturist who graduated with his Master’s degree in Acupuncture from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. He came to find East Asian medicine after suffering with a headache for 121 consecutive days. After trying everything else, he decided to try acupuncture and it transformed his life.
  • Reed understands that the path towards health is different for everyone and that it is a journey. He is humbled that you have chosen to share your journey with him and he will do everything possible to assist you in finding your path towards health and wellness.

  • When he isn’t in the clinic, you will find him exploring the magnificent natural surroundings of the Pacific Northwest or spending time with his amazing and supportive friends and family.

“Reed is special. In my visits with her, he routinely demonstrates giftedness in the arts of listening, thoughtful diagnosis and care. For many years, I have tried and been frustrated by traditional/western medical remedies for injuries that have deeply impacted the active lifestyle I have aspired to. Under her care, I quickly gained mobility and function in my arm and wrists I’ve truly not had in 20 years! Thank you, Reed, for helping me run, ski and lift weights again!”
– Brian Hall

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