Genuine Care - Exceptional Results

Healthy & Pain-Free is your body's Natural State.  It is constantly making the powerful medicine it needs.  At Flow Acupuncture & Wellness, we help your body awaken its healing resources without pharmaceuticals or surgery, so you can live a life full of joy without the constant need for drugs which only mask symptoms.

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied & your results will depend on many factors

   (full disclaimer).

Handicap parking and building accessibility is located in the parking lot at the back of the building 

Donley Sissom, Dip.Ac., L.Ac.

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1116 Key Street, Suite 102

Bellingham, WA 98225

 

360-389-2599

We are an all-inclusive clinic.  At Flow Acupuncture & Wellness everyone is welcome.  We provide a safe space for all to heal.   There is a single stall washroom available.

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The information provided in this site is not specific in nature and is not intended to supersede the advice of your physician or other health professionals familiar with your unique case. The information contained in this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, or otherwise intervene in any medical condition. ALWAYS seek help from a licensed medical professional for any health condition.

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied & your results will depend on many factors

   (full disclaimer).

We Help You Maintain Optimal Health

Do you have a healthy lifestyle? Are you already healthy, and you want to keep it that way? Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine is true Healthcare in that it helps your body maintain its optimal balance between each organ's function and your body's interaction with the modern environment.  

Our powerful blend of natural therapies works for all of your healthcare needs.  Many of our patients want to continue coming in regularly for "tune-up" treatments once their original condition is resolved.  We help build a care plan unique to your specific needs. 

  • Visit us before the start of each season to stop allergies or colds before they start.

  • Come in monthly to maintain your progress.

  • Some patients even come in every week for a session of deep relaxation and stress reduction.

Feel better FAST with our 100% Natural Therapies

We give expert guidance on nutrition and supplements. No need for expensive lab tests.  It is our belief that overwhelming elimination diets and supplement regimens do not work; they could actually be dangerous.  In many cases after working with us, you may be able to reduce your medications, so you can live a more fulfilling, active, and energetic life.

No Judgment or Pressure Here

We will never tell you to stop taking (or try to make you feel ashamed about) your medications. We will work with you on whatever level you are comfortable with to safely and effectively get the results you want. No judgment or pressure here.  We meet you with compassion, love, and understanding no matter what they may be dealing with in life.

Why Our Natural Treatments Work So Well. . .

We Address The Root Cause

Our process includes finding & targeting the actual root CAUSE of your wellness needs.  This is why so many FLOW patients have found relief with our therapies, even when other therapies failed to. 

We Keep It Simple &

Results Are Quick

Feeling better & boosting your body’s natural healing resources does not have to be difficult or take a long time. Simple, targeted lifestyle & diet changes, along with our focused natural therapies, are a very clear & concise way to address the problem head-on, & patients often see improved energy & mood within DAYS, not WEEKS or MONTHS.

We Help You Awaken Your Body's Natural Healing Abilities


Contrary to what is commonly thought regarding physical conditions, your body is not “broken” and it IS possible to have energy, focus, and joy again. That’s because your body never forgets how to heal itself.  It just needs the right support. Your body makes its own internal endorphins/opioids substances and medicines, and our therapies help it do just that.

We Keep It Simple &

Results Are Quick

Feeling better & boosting your body’s natural healing resources does not have to be difficult or take a long time. Simple, targeted lifestyle & diet changes, along with our focused natural therapies, are a very clear & concise way to address the problem head-on, & patients often see improved energy & mood within DAYS, not WEEKS or MONTHS.

Our Approach Always Includes Emotional Wellbeing


Stress, anxiety & depression are often key components in our lives. Rather than only focusing on addressing the physical condition, we teach you very simple ways to enhance sleep & relaxation which supports your body’s natural healing system.

We Focus on How You FEEL

- Not Just Lab Reports


While everyone else is looking at pieces of paper with numbers, and not listening to you – WE focus on YOU, your story, your goals, and how you feel.  Are you feeling more energy?  Are you thinking more clearly?  Are you starting to lose those unwanted pounds?  Does your skin look healthy and vibrant?  YOU are OUR focus.  NOT more expensive, unnecessary lab tests.

We Utilize Four Time-Tested Pillars 

To Help You Feel Your Best

Nutritional Therapy

You'll receive a CLEAR, easy-to-follow nutritional plan. When your cells, glands, & tissues are fully nourished with the specific nutrients they need they naturally function at a very high level. This means you feel your best because your body’s key systems are optimized.

Relaxation &

Stress-Reduction


When your nervous system is calm, your hormonal system, immune system, digestive, & circulatory systems all calm down, as well. This means less inflammation, pain relief, better circulation & nutrient absorption.

Gentle Acupuncture


Acupuncture is one of the most powerful ways to naturally stimulate your body’s internal healing process. Then, it gets right to work repairing & restoring all cells & tissues. Acupuncture harnesses the vast intelligence your body possesses to help you heal faster.

Herbal Medicine


Herbs simultaneously cure AND strengthen the body. This dual-action is something unique to herbal medicine that makes it very well suited to treat chronic and non-life-threatening conditions.

The Process Is Simple

Free Initial Consultation

At your free initial consultation, you’ll meet with your clinician to discuss your case, your medical history, any medications you’re taking, and most importantly YOUR GOALS. We want to be certain that our program is going to meet your needs and that there is a HIGH probability of success for you – BEFORE we move forward to the next step.

Detailed Assessment & Treatment Plan

Once your free consultation is complete and we agree to move forward, your next step is the Intake appointment. At this appointment, your clinician will do a detailed assessment of your symptom pattern, medical history, and other factors to determine the root cause of your issue and devise a specific plan.

You will receive your first acupuncture treatment at this time, and you will be given a treatment plan with exact, easy-to-follow instructions. Your treatment plan will include dietary and lifestyle adjustments and possibly key supplements &/or herbal medicines to address the root of YOUR health issue.

​Active Treatment & Symptom Resolution

You’ll return for weekly visits to ensure close support as you begin to feel the positive shifts of the therapy.

We want to make sure your treatment plan is yielding the expected results: 

  • Pain relief

  • Increased energy

  • Normal urination/bowel movements

  • Better sleep

  • Improved mental focus

  • Healthier skin and hair

  • Healthy metabolism and (if applicable) weight loss

You’ll also receive acupuncture at each visit to ensure that your neuroendocrine system (the delicate connection between your nervous & hormonal systems) is rebalancing in a way that results in optimal well-being.

​Transitional Care as Things Stabilize 

Once we see stable improvements, we will begin to reduce the frequency of visits. This usually occurs after about 8-12 visits. At this point, you’ll come every other week, then once a month for a couple of visits, then you will no longer need regular treatments!


We’ll be here in case you ever want to come in for a tune-up or to address other health concerns.  Of course, MANY of our patients do wish to continue with “ongoing wellness maintenance”.  We encourage this and are happy to provide that for you.

Taking Care of Your Friends and Loved Ones

We pride ourselves on the fact that 80% of our new patients are referred to us by other patients or people in the community who have witnessed their friends & loved ones receive life-changing benefits from our work.

So, we very much look forward to helping YOUR friends, family, & loved ones on THEIR journey to a more joyful, energetic, purposeful life.

Common Questions & Answers About Our Proven Natural Treatments

Does the acupuncture hurt?

The needles are extremely thin, and they cause no to little pain.

Will I have to keep coming forever?

The vast majority of patients don’t need long-term maintenance. Once their condition is resolved, it stays that way.

Will I have to spend a lot of time coming in for treatments?

Most of our patients are able to get great results with once-weekly visits. We can discuss this in more detail at your free consultation.

Can natural medicine REALLY help me stay healthy?

Absolutely. Your hormonal system – and your body as a whole – is capable of healing itself, especially when it has the nutritional support and specialized natural therapies we offer to help it get back on track. We’ve seen this firsthand in the clinic time and again.

 

Will I have to do some kind of horrible, super-restrictive detox or elimination diet?

Absolutely NOT.  Our program is all about setting you up to succeed.  We find the 2 or 3 “key leverage points” in your diet and work on those.  No impossible to follow meal plans or detoxes here.

How long does it take to see results?

Each individual is dealing with their own unique body chemistry so the timeline will be different for everyone.  With that said, our patients often feel a shift after the very first treatment. Acupuncture is a very powerful way to stimulate endorphin release, which is the most powerful relaxing substance our bodies can make.

What are my chances of success?

Results vary, of course. That being said, a large majority of our patients report improvement in frequency and severity of their health care concerns  and many are able to reduce their medication use.  However, your situation is unique, so once we meet with you we will be able to give you our best estimate of time and prognosis of outcome.

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* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied & your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).