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MAA was formed in 2012 by a group of TCM practitioners passionate about the benefits of acupuncture for women in the peri-natal period. We came together with a vision to serve both the practitioner and the patient.

We serve the practitioner by providing resources, educational opportunities, and a community forum to learn and grow professionally. We also support the practitioner by providing a national directory to list their services.

We serve the patient by providing education on the benefits of acupuncture in the peri-natal period with latest research as well as our own anecdotal evidence of efficacy. Our guide on how to find an appropriate provider provides a directory of practitioners who meet a minimum of requirements to safely and effectively treat pregnant women.

The Maternity Acupuncture Association is made up of people who are: Visionaries, healers, teachers, learners, advocates, adventurers, artists, mothers, listeners, seekers, fathers, friends, athletes, practitioners, leaders, mavericks, creators of a better future.

We are engaged and committed to providing women education and access to high quality healthcare, to ease their way to better health and happiness.

  • 01/04/2018 4:31 PM | Asiya Shoot (Administrator)

    Co-President, Board Co-Founder

    Patrice Hapke received her Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, in Women's Studies from the University of Minnesota, and her Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  In 1999 she started her private practice in Seattle, where she specializes in women's healthcare, maternity care and fertility management for women and men.

    Deeply committed to natural healing, she enjoys working with people of all ages to improve their overall health and well-being. She is especially passionate about maternity care and promoting acupuncture as a safe and effective tool for optimizing health and ease through pregnancy and childbirth.

    Patrice is a mother, artist, and healer who loves to celebrate the joy of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood through all of its stages. She also loves traveling and adventures in the great outdoors and connecting with the natural world.  She is a long time student of yoga and has also studied shamanic healing rituals and is interested in ceremony as a way to honor the experience of living.  

    Patrice Hapke has co-authored the following papers:
    "Acupuncture for Birth Preparation and Delivery" with Doctor Remy Coeytaux and Doctor Peter Curtis of the University of North Carolina, published in Sage Medical Journal, Complimentary Health Practice Review.

    “Patient Reported Benefits of Acupuncture in Pregnancy” with Elizabeth Soliday of WSU published in Complimentary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 5/29/13.

    “Characteristics of a U.S. Obstetric Acupuncture Clinic Patient Sample” with Soliday, published in A Journal of Science and Healing.

    “Research on Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth: The US Contribution” with Soliday, published in Medical Acupuncture.

    “Acupuncture Clinic Patients Treated for Labor Preparation: A Preliminary Observational Study” with Soliday, presented at SAR conference in Beijing.

    Acupuncture for Pregnancy
    340 15th Ave E #304, Seattle, WA 908112

  • 01/04/2018 4:30 PM | Asiya Shoot (Administrator)

    Co-President, Board Co-Founder

    Roxane Geller, MS EAMP, LMP is a licensed Acupuncturist Washington (NCCAOM) and California (CAB). Her interests are in Women’s Health, Emotional and Mental health, Chronic pain, Chronic illness, Neurological conditions and Spiritual and personal growth and development. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from U.C. Davis in 1994 and her Master’s of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University in 2001. Roxane completed a Women’s Health internship at Conmaul Hospital in Seoul, Korea, the first woman owned Traditional Medicine Hospital and clinic in Korea. Conmaul is known for treating infertility, supporting natural childbirth and women’s health. She also completed a Gynecology and Internal medicine internship in Chinese herbology at Shanghai TCM University and Hospital.

    Upon graduation, Roxane worked in research for the University of Washington on two NCCAM funded studies: Acupuncture and the Treatment of Fibromyalgia and Reiki and the Treatment of Fibromyalgia. She then began private practice and also worked for the Group Health Center for Health Studies as an acupuncturist for an acupuncture study in the treatment of back pain. Currently she is an acupuncturist for an NCCAM funded breast cancer study, Acupuncture for Joint Symptoms related to Aromatase Inhibitors in Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer. She owns Union Center For Healing in Seattle, Washington where she practices Chinese medicine and evolutionary spirituality.

    Union Center for Healing
    2100 E Union St, Seattle, 98122

  • 01/04/2018 4:30 PM | Asiya Shoot (Administrator)

    Treasurer, Board Co-Founder

    Christine received a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA and has completed advanced herbal studies at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China.  Driven by a desire to continue learning and to share her knowledge with others through teaching, Christine completed a two-year, full-time teaching residency at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health and subsequently served as adjunct faculty at Bastyr University.  She has completed specialty training in the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbs to support fertility, pregnancy and postpartum.

    Blossom Family Wellness  
    8105 166th Ave NE #202
    Redmond, WA 98052
    (425) 765-2034
    email:  christine@blossomfamilywellness.com

  • 01/04/2018 4:29 PM | Asiya Shoot (Administrator)


    Elisa earned her Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and Bachelor of Science in Natural Health Sciences from Bastyr University. While at Bastyr she completed clinical rotations at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Washington in the Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, and International Medicine Clinics, as well as shifts in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine at Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle Washington. Elisa was also fortunate to extern at Chengdu University of TCM Hospital and Shanghai University of TCM Hospital, where she focused on women’s health, pediatrics, and dermatology. Maternal and family healthcare, as well as fertility and family planning support is a passion of hers. She has completed trainings through The Simkin Center for Allied Birth Professions at Bastyr University in both Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator trainings to enhance her understanding of birth, pregnancy, pre, post, and neonatal care. Elisa volunteered and trained through the nonprofit organization Mama Baby Haiti, a free standing Birth Center providing a safe, clean place for Haitian women to give birth, receive pre and postnatal care, and family planning services, throughout October and November of 2012. While in Haiti she was able to learn much about birth, and most importantly help Mamas and their families. Elisa has also studied pediatrics with Robin Green, and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki practitioner, and Yoga Instructor since 2007. Having studied aromatherapy and Acutonics Sound Harmonics, she commonly adds sound, and essential oils to her treatments.

    Good Natured Healing
    515 Kirkland Way, Kirkland WA, 98033
    36010 NE 80th Street, Carnation WA, 98014

  • 01/04/2018 4:29 PM | Asiya Shoot (Administrator)

    Board Member

    Asiya received her Masters of Science in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine from Bastyr University. She is also a licensed RN, licensed Massage Therapist, certified Birth-Doula, and a Nurse Practitioner - Midwifery student. 

    She has completed hospital externship studies in Chengdu and Shanghai, China 2013 and 2015, placement at Lutheran Hospital Brooklyn, NY, with Claudia Citkovitz PhD, LAc. integrating Chinese medicine on the Labor and Delivery unit, works with Acupuncture Relief Project - Nepal, volunteering as a primary care practitioner in the remote clinics south of Kathmandu.

    Asiya is passionate about integrative medicine & reproductive healthcare for all.