Meet Our Acupuncturists

Dr. Kalin Acupuncturist in Tacoma Chiropractic Health Connection


​Licensed Acupuncturist - Board Certified Chinese Herbalist
Kalin was born and raised in western Washington. Prior to joining Tacoma Chiropractic Health Connection, she attended the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. Here she gained hands-on experience with acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and other modalities and earned a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She worked on cruise ships for a year following her schooling and then on land for another seven years practicing acupuncture. Kalin enjoys helping her patients with their health through acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatments. She specializes in pain management along with women’s health. In her free time, Kalin enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.

Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine
Bachelor of Science in Biology/Zoology, Western Washington University

Licensure: WA state Acupuncture License

Techniques: Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Manaka (Japanese) Style acupuncture, Moxabustion, Cupping, Gua Sha, Chinese herbal medicine, and Chinese Tui Na massage.

Hobbies: Cooking, Outdoor activities, and Spending time with kids
Shannon acupuncturist at Tacoma Chiropractic Health Connection Clinic in Tacoma


Shannon was born and raised in Pierce County. She was exposed to acupuncture at a young age through her mom‘s practice. Inspired to become an acupuncturist herself, she attended and got her master’s degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She began practicing acupuncture in a chiropractic clinic before transitioning to a community acupuncture clinic to start her professional career. She has continued to practice and hone her acupuncture skills for the past seven years. Shannon lives in Tacoma with her family and enjoys spending her free time outdoors in nature.

Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Associates of Science in Pre-Nursing, Tacoma Community College

Licensure: Washington State Acupuncture License and NCCAOM certified

Techniques: Dr. Tan Method Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture, Gua Sha, Cupping, Moxibustion, Tui Na massage Qi Gong.

Hobbies: Reading to her kids, Being outdoors, Learning new things
Dr. Daniel, Acupuncturist at Tacoma Clinic


Licensed Acupuncturist
Daniel was born in California but grew up in Port Orchard, WA. He got interested in acupuncture when he was young because of his love for tai chi and martial arts. He went to Bastyr University and got a Master's degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Since 2011, Daniel has been helping people with their health in clinics and schools. He's really good at managing pain and loves helping people move better. Daniel lives in South Seattle and when he's not working, he likes doing qigong meditation, being outside, and hanging out with his dogs.

Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Licensure: Acupuncture AC61405297, Certified qi gong instructor

Techniques: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yi Ren Qi Gong Instruction, Personalized exercise instruction.

Hobbies: Meditation, hiking/camping, martial arts