We hope to inspire you to embrace a deep understanding of the nature of health, illness, and wellbeing. Our goal is to provide guidance for you to establish the lifestyle that prevents illness and sustains wellness.
Finding this clinic has been such a gift. I have seen positive changes to my overall health and feel supported around my specific needs. What’s more, Dijana and Kieran have helped me to gain a greater understanding about how to nurture and nourish myself. They demonstrate tremendous care with their patients and their practice, and bring deep knowledge and passion to their work.
MS, East Asian Medicine Practitioner
My love for this medicine is continuously unfolding.
My awareness of the human potential to self renew sprouted more than two decades ago, when I found myself within an unfortunate war environment that brought immense suffering to all involved. A deep appreciation for inner healing emerged as the most original, self-sustaining way to survive this forced hardship. I was able to feel my own ability to initiate this process and was amazed by the presence of the continuing renewing force in my body and mind that allowed my wounds to heal and my fear to stay contained. I recognized a similar pattern in others. This awareness remained an unmatched inspiration for my studies of medicine in the years that followed.
My aspiration of the practice of medicine was the holistic consideration of all aspects of our being interlaced by nature’s own intelligence. East Asian medicine philosophy and its timeless wisdom resonated with my growth as a practitioner. I learned to look for the unique pattern in each patient’s presentation. Observing this pattern and recognizing the details specific to every individual, allows me to understand the imbalance within the energetic flow that creates blockage and triggers illness. This ancient treatment philosophy in design, removes the blockage, establishes the flow of energy, and restores health. It is essential to prevention and the healing of illness.
This medicine’s life nourishing practice transcends through millennia, and is carried on through generations of practitioners. I reach out to all who seek to experience this practice through safe and effective treatment.
- Co-owner of Lake Forest Park Acupuncture and Massage Clinic
- East Asian Medicine Practitioner, WA
- Board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) . This certification includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Western medical pathology.
- Post-graduate Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA
- Master’s degree in Acupuncture, Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA
- Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science, Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA
MS, MA, LMT, RYT
I became interested in massage therapy when I was personally assisted in my own injury recovery. Once I felt and realized the potential and effects of massage therapy, I was ready to pursue the profession myself. I have now been practicing massage therapy for over a decade. I am passionate about on-going study and refinement of my skills. This includes studying and practicing various styles of massage such as table massage and Thai massage. My goal is to design each session to meet your specific needs.
I consider myself a lifelong learner studying medicine that I feel is ideal for prevention and lifelong wellness. Currently, I am pursuing another Master’s degree in Ayurvedic Sciences which I plan to complete in 2018. For five years I taught yoga in the Seattle area, and I am always happy to share my insight regarding yoga poses/stretching and meditation.
I believe in living a balanced life. As the world continues to present us with more stressors we are in need of finding ways to maintain our balance and health. My goal is to help people understand that health can be viewed as optimizing our potential to recognize our highest self – a balanced body, mind, and spirit.
- Co-owner of Lake Forest Park Acupuncture and Massage Clinic
- Licensed Massage Therapist, WA
- Master’s degree in Ayurvedic Sciences, Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA
- Master’s degree in Holistic Health Studies, St. Catherine University, Minneapolis, MN
- B.A. in Psychology, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN
- Massage Therapy Certification, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN
- Registered Yoga Teacher
It is very difficult to find just the right kind of support when experiencing infertility. I have been thrilled to have Dijana “on my team.” She asks wonderful questions and really listens, and seems to understand my needs and experiences better than most of the fertility specialists I have seen. Dijana provides comfort and a continuation of care that helps me through the cycles. I never expected to find acupuncture so relaxing and so helpful!
East Asian Medicine
Acupuncture and herbal medicine to effectively treat – cold/flu, anxiety, insomnia, body pain, migraines, fatigue, upper respiratory problems, seasonal and food allergies, digestive issues, addictions, problems specific to women, problems specific to men, support to injury or post surgical recovery, emotional stress recovery, among a wide variety of conditions affecting your health.
Dijana is especially passionate about helping women achieve and preserve vibrant health through the life stages with regulating menstrual cycle, supporting fertility, pregnancy, postnatal care, happy motherhood, perimenopause, and menopause – all to assure healthy aging.
A gentle insertion of the sterile, disposable, and small acupuncture needles into specific acupuncture points to induce change in the body. Most patients experience a deep sense of relaxation and calm.
Chinese herbal medicine complements and enhances acupuncture treatment. At times this is the preferred method of treatment and is administered as herbal formulas.
A safe burning of prepared mugwort herb to induce warming effect within the meridians treated. There are indirect and direct types of this therapy.
A gentle scraping of the skin surface with a ceramic tool to stimulate the blood flow.
Acupuncture performed with safe and gentle electrical stimulation.
Table massage offered for rehabilitative work, medical massage, deep tissue, or relaxation.
Thai massage has many similar benefits as table massage with emphasis on more dynamic movement during the session, pressure that can be adjusted from mild to incredibly intense, a focus on increased flexibility, and movement of energy that leaves you feeling relaxed yet energized. Most of all, many enjoy the fluidity and meditative aspects of Thai massage. Thai Massage is performed on a mat with you, as the client, fully clothed in attire that allows for full mobility.
We will email your paperwork if you are able to print, complete, and provide at your first session. If you are not able to complete the paperwork beforehand, please arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete this and ensure the full session time.
Cash, check (payable to LFP Acupuncture and Massage), credit/debit (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and HSA)
We require that you bring your photo ID and insurance card to your first appointment. Massage therapy covered by insurance requires a valid massage therapy prescription in order to submit the claim due to required coding (even if your insurance says this is not required).
Copay/Co-Insurance due at time of service. Insurance companies are billed directly for the remaining allowable amount. If claims are denied, payment due will become patient’s responsibility.
A $65 fee will be charged if your appointment is cancelled or missed within 48 hours without notification.
Acupuncture session return visit $85
60 minute Thai Massage $95
90 minute Thai Massage $135
60 minute Swedish or Deep Tissue $85
90 minute Swedish or Deep Tissue $125
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Premera and Regence for Acupuncture)
First Choice (Massage)
Healthways/Tivity (Aetna, Humana)
Kaiser (Massage-PPO plans processed with First Choice)
L & I (Work related injuries and victims of crime injuries)
PIP (auto accidents)
Triwest -VA (Acupuncture)
Kaiser (Acupuncture and Massage HMO plans)
Over the last year Dijana has ushered me into better health in many different ways – improvements in blood pressure, perimenopause symptoms, and reduced sugar cravings. The deepest relaxation I’ve ever experienced has been during my acupuncture treatments with Dijana.