Helping people be healthy, happy and energetic
Lesli Dalaba M.Ac. M.S. E.A.M.P. is a licensed acupuncturist and East Asian Medicine Practitioner in Wallingford, Seattle. She has been practicing acupuncture in Seattle since 1993. She came to acupuncture with a background in music and chemistry.
Education in Seattle and China
Lesli received her Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine certificate from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NIAOM) in Seattle. Lesli furthered her education with a three-month post-graduate internship at the Zhejiang Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her continuing education courses focus on Japanese acupuncture and whole food nutrition.
After returning from China, Lesli and Christopher Huson opened Neighborhood Acupuncture on Capitol Hill in Seattle (1993-2009). She also worked for the King Country Drug Court, and for the Kang Wen Clinic, providing acupuncture and herbal medicine for people with HIV.
Lesli Dalaba was a faculty member of NIAOM for seven years, up until the school’s closing in 2002. She has also served on the Board of the Acupuncture Association of Washington.
Lesli helps patients suffering with many health issues including acute and chronic pain, anxiety, fatigue, inflammation, recovery from injury or surgery, liver disease, digestive issues, depression, immune system weakness, allergies, insomnia, fibromyalgia, migraine, arthritis, heart conditions, chronic infections such as Lyme disease, and more.
Lesli is a problem-solver who loves to take on difficult cases. Combining the intellectual rigor and precision of a scientist with the creativity and intuition of a musician, she takes on multiple approaches—pragmatic and intuitive—to help people solve complex and persistent health problems.
With a reassuring style and a relaxed pace, she spends a full hour with each patient. She often sends patients home with self-care techniques to help them reach their health goals more quickly.
Lesli’s other passion, music
Lesli Dalaba is also an accomplished musician who has played and recorded with many notable musicians such as Fred Frith, Jeff Greinke and Elliot Sharp. She was the founder of The Yellow Hat Band, a 10-piece community brass band in Seattle.
Email or call Lesli at 206.323.3277 to make an appointment.