Kirsty Docken, AEMP, LAc, MSOM, MASLP

Kirsty Docken, EAMP, LAc, MSOM, MASLP

AEMP (Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Practitioner)
LAc (Licensed Acupuncturist)
MSOM (Master of Science Oriental Medicine)
MASLP (Master of Arts Speech-Language Pathology)

Kirsty practices Eastern Medicine which includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition/lifestyle counseling, gua sha, moxibustion, and Qigong meditation. Her initial professional training in Speech Pathology with a specialty in voice, swallowing, and neurological disorders is blended into her current Eastern Medicine practice. In the fall of 2007, she completed her training at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in Portland, Oregon. During her early postgraduate work she provided free medical care in southeastern India.

Kirsty believes in the integration of both eastern and western medicine, recognizing strengths from both that can be utilized to facilitate health and wellness from a holistic perspective. Her passion is collaborating with her patients and building a strong foundation that fosters sustainability and independence through increased awareness and education.

Kirsty grew up southwest of Portland, Oregon on a small farm and loves everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer. When she is not in clinic, you will often find her in the outdoors trail running, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, or gardening. Her connection with the earth is integral in maintaining a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

Alex Rose, AEMP, LAc, MSOM


AEMP (Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Practitioner)
LAc (Licensed Acupuncturist)
MSOM (Master of Science Oriental Medicine)

Alex has helped many people achieve their best possible health with the different tools of Eastern Medicine. Alex uses acupuncture and Eastern medicine to effectively treat patients with health challenges such as: back pain, sciatica, joint pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and stress-related conditions. She is also skilled at treating eye disorders, urological conditions, prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, and infertility. She provided care for many years for the Veterans Administration and is very proficient in treating advanced orthopedic pain and post-surgical pain.

Alex graduated with honors in 2006 with a master's degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Samra University of Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles, California. She also completed post graduate study in Beijing on modern-day applications of acupuncture and herbal medicine doing clinical rounds at four specialty hospitals.

When not in clinic, you will find her enjoying the beauty of the Pacific NW, knitting, paddleboarding, and spending time with her two dogs.

Alex is currently accepting new patients.

Mackenzie Cude, Office Manager

Mackenzie Cude

Mackenzie has lived in or around the Gig Harbor area for the majority of her life. She has worked in healthcare for over 10 years specializing in caregiving, nutrition, and most recently as a medical assistant/front office manager in a podiatry practice. Mackenzie is incredible at providing excellent patient care and has extensive, first-hand experience in seeing the beauty of natural medicine. With her welcoming smile, she will ensure that you walk into a calm, warm, and healing environment. When away from work, you will often find her fishing, hiking, cooking, or creating arts and crafts.

What people say

“Kirsty was my first introduction to complementary medicine. After breaking my leg, she was instrumental in my speedy recovery with her skill and recommendations for other supportive treatments. She has one of the biggest hearts of anyone you will ever meet.”

M.K. Gig Harbor, WA

“Kirsty was the first (and best) acupuncturist I've experienced. Initially, her practice along with other TCM methods helped heal certain physical ailments. In addition, she was the catalyst for a positive shift in my life as she incorporates nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness into her methodology which helped me attain the most optimal lifestyle.”

L.B. Rapid City, SD

"Kirsty is an incredibly intuitive practitioner / acupuncturist. I not only feel better after her treatments but I always feel like I learn something. I wouldn't go see anyone else. She's amazing!"

L.K. Lacey, WA

“As a former coworker, I have heard countless stories of clients experiencing relief from acupuncture treatment for conditions ranging from chronic pain to anxiety and every diagnosis in between. I can also attest to the knowledge, empathy, integrity and sincerity that Kirsty brings to each and every interaction. There is no one that I would recommend more.”

K.W. Snohomish, WA

“Kirsty is an unprecedented talent in her field. In the 5+ years she has been treating me, I’ve been impressed by and grateful for her blend of deep practical knowledge and heightened intuition. She has treated me for a chronic illness that includes widespread pain, brain fog and fatigue. I usually arrive at my appointment feeling all of these, and leave feeling more alert, energetic and in less pain. I am so thankful for the gifts Kirsty offers. She knows her stuff!”

S.W. Gig Harbor, WA

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