Avigail Cohen L.Ac.Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist Clinic Director
I have always loved to travel. With 3 passports and family all over the world, I spent many summers as a child visiting my grandparents in England and Israel. I had the opportunity to live abroad for several months in high school and college but really took advantage of my travel bug after college when I lived abroad, worked, and traveled for 4 years. I was seeking to learn as much as I could about many different diverse cultures, but also about their unique and alternative healing practices. I was fascinated by how many of these healing practices looked at the root of the issue and not just a 1 size fix for everyone. I was a sponge taking in as much as I could. I studied massage therapy in Tel-Aviv Israel, participated in a Reiki course in Katmandu, Nepal, took a Thai massage course in Chang Mai, Thailand and lived at a yoga ashram meditating and doing yoga several times a day in Rishikesh, India. When I traveled to China, I wanted to experience acupuncture firsthand and to learn more about their culture and their medicine. At that time, I was already thinking about going to acupuncture school. In 2000, I moved back to the United States from Amsterdam, The Netherlands to begin my acupuncture studies at the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine here in Seattle.
I became interested in Women’s Health, pregnancy, and postpartum care when I was pregnant with my first child in my final year of acupuncture school. I was living and breathing acupuncture at the time, but I was also immensely enjoying my pregnancy. I was amazed that my body knew what to do and how much acupuncture and Chinese herbs helped me during this time. Acupuncture helped me sleep, deal with stress, manage my changing body’s aches & pains and helped my body prepare for labor.
These days, I'm experiencing a new phase in my life. My children are transitioning from teens to young adults, and I'm moving through perimenopause. Now I can relate to a new phase of a woman's life, and I'm continuing to devote my personal and professional experience to supporting, empowering, and serving as a resource for them. I want to create community for women as they are going through the different transitions of their lives.
Jasmine S.Office Manager
Born in Washington and raised in a military family, I got the chance to travel and live in many different places across the US. I always knew I would be back to Washington, nothing can beat the beauty and calm home has to offer. In my free time I like to spend my time creating art, music, and enjoying the great outdoors with my dog.
I have always had a passion for helping others, leading me down a path where I am lucky enough to connect with people every day. I try to use my time and influence to help our community through my work as much as possible. My experience in the beauty industry gave me a dedication to making others feel beautiful, not only on the outside but on the inside as well. One moment can change so much in someone's day, I aim to create an extraordinary experience for each and every person that walks through the door. I am thankful to be joining the BAC family and cannot wait to spread my wings.