About the Practitioner

Mr. Reinhard graduated from Georgia Tech in 1981 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics. He then moved to Seattle to work for Boeing. In 1983 he learned Therapeutic Touch and discovered his true calling in Alternative Medicine. He received his training as an Acupressure Therapist from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NIAOM) and was licensed as a Massage Therapist in 1987. In 1990 he graduated from NIAOM as an Acupuncture Therapist and received his State License (L.Ac., Washington) and National Board (DipI. Ac. (NCCAOM)) Certification in Acupuncture. After working part-time with an MD and a Naturopath- Acupuncturist, Mark founded Valley Acupuncture Center in 1991. In 1992, be was certified as a detox acupuncturist by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). Mark has been a frequent guest on the cable health show “The Healers” and is former Membership Director and Treasurer for the Acupuncture Association of Washington. He has taught Electro-acupuncture at NIAOM, SIOM and Bastyr University. He is also writing 2 books, the first  book titled “Acupuncture and Stroke, a personal experience” .  In it he describes his experience using acupuncture to treat himself. He is also writing a book on electro-acupuncture for practitioners and includes a very detailed section on how acupuncture works. His specialties are Electro-Acupuncture and Scalp Acupuncture. Over 80% of the patients he treats find at least some relief.