Welcome to the


Welcome to the Zhen Jiu Clinic website

The first question everybody asks is what does zhen jiu mean? Well, quite simply it means acupuncture and moxibustion or a more literal translation is needle fire. You can find a link to hear the pronunciation on the useful sites page.

 The Zhen Jiu Clinic is owned and operated by Simon Potter and opened on Bainbridge Island in 2008.
Simon began his Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) career in the UK having graduated from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in 1998. He originally practiced in London, beginning at the Notting Hill clinic and eventually setting up and running his own practice. In 2005 and more recently in 2009 he spent time in China where he completed advanced clinical training programs with the Zhejiang Chinese Medical University. He studied with three doctors in different hospitals in Hangzhou, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, rheumatoid arthritis, musculoskeletal problems and ancient ba gua techniques.

 He is fully licensed in the state of Washington, having completed the US national requirements of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine( NCCAOM) and the requirements for licensure in Washington State (Please see links on the useful sites page). He is a member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) and continues to be an overseas member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).

Please take the time to browse the website, ask any questions you may have and use the information and the suggested links to enhance your understanding of acupuncture and its history.