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Our Practitioners

Jillian Kinney, MSAOM, L.Ac./EAMP

As a Chinese medicine practitioner with a strong background in Western medicine, Jillian believes that the best treatment combines both approaches. She loves to work with patients that are trying to avoid pharmaceuticals and surgery, and with patients who believe that preventative medicine is the key to maintaining a healthy, balanced life.

Jillian is a licensed acupuncturist and herbologist and a nationally-recognized Diplomate of Oriental Medicine.

She holds a Master's of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University and a Bachelor's of Arts in Environmental Biology from Colgate University. She has completed internships at both the Chengdu University of TCM and the Shanghai University of TCM in China. Jillian is passionate about Chinese medicine because of its holistic nature and the way that it helps our bodies restore our natural, healthy balance.

In her free time, Jillian is an avid outdoors enthusiast. Whether it's biking, skiing, climbing, or hiking, she spends as much time as possible outside, helping her maintain her own personal balance in her life.

While acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be effective for a variety of conditions, Jillian's specialties include:

  • Women's health, including menstrual irregularities, PMS, menstrual pain, and perimenopause

  • Fertility, pregnancy, and post-partum support

  • Pain management, including both acute and chronic conditions

  • Stress and anxiety

  • Digestive irregularities

Dr. Vania Gracia, DAOM, L.Ac./EAMP


Dr. Vania Gracia is a board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist. After finishing a five-year medical program, she earned her degree of Bachelor of Medicine from Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine in Shaanxi, China. Dr. Gracia later moved to the United States and obtained her license as an East Asian Medicine Practitioner (EAMP) in Washington state. She attained a doctorate degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine (DAOM) after accomplishing a rigorous two-year program at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. 


For clinical training, Dr. Gracia finished a one-year medical internship at an Affiliated Hospital of Shaanxi University in China and a two-year doctoral internship at Harborview Medical Center (HMC) in Seattle, WA. During her time in the hospital in China, Dr. Gracia had opportunities to work in different hospital departments including oncology, pediatrics, endocrinology, cardiology, and neurology department. She became deeply passionate about using Eastern medicine wisdom for women's health and fertility support after witnessing a patient's childbirth after long and delicate fertility treatment through the combination of IVF with acupuncture and herbal prescriptions. During her doctoral internship, Dr. Gracia joined the Anesthesia and Pain Medicine team at HMC and provided acupuncture treatment for patients in the hospital who are dealing with pain, such as cancer pain, post-surgical pain, and opioid addictions.

Growing up, Chinese herbal remedy was a significant component for ailments of common illnesses and minor injuries in Vania's household. She became interested in acupuncture after a close family member obtained a notable improvement in his health conditions and pain relief after receiving acupuncture treatments. She was fascinated by the medicine and decided to go to China to pursue a degree in Chinese medicine.

Patient's wellness is the heart of Dr. Gracia's treatment approaches. She applies different modalities of treatment to help her patients, including acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, cold laser, cupping, manual manipulation, kinesio taping, point injection therapy, neuroacupuncture, lifestyle advice, supplements, and herbal prescriptions. 

In her free time, Dr. Gracia enjoys reading, biking, hiking, traveling, and gathering with family and friends. 

Among many health conditions, Dr. Gracia is passionate in using her expertise and knowledge in Eastern medicine for the treatment of:

  • Acute and chronic pain.

  • Fertility support and gynecological conditions.

  • Neurological conditions: tingling, numbness, post-stroke symptoms, and Parkinson's disease.

  • Other health conditions: digestive symptoms, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and depression.

Conditions Treated

Because Chinese medicine focuses on the whole body, not just one particular symptom, there are a variety of other conditions that can benefit from acupuncture, besides those listed above

  • Immune support

  • Allergies

  • Insomnia

  • Women's Health/Fertility

  • Stroke Rehabilitation

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Chemotherapy support


Our Office

Balanced Health Acupuncture & Herbs

4409 50th Ave S

Seattle, WA 98118

P: 206-568-7545

*While Jill is out on leave, all questions regarding scheduling, insurance, and payments will be handled by the staff of Glow Natural Health Center, who are kindly taking over the administrative duties of the practice while Jill is out.

We're located in the Seward Park neighborhood of Seattle, right next to some extremely friendly businesses including Flying Squirrel PizzaPCC, and Both Ways Cafe.

To get to our office, take Rainier Ave South, and turn east on South Genesee Street. Pass the Genesee Playfields, then take a right on 50th Avenue South. Our office is in the Revive Wellness Center, which is the second building on the right. We have free parking around back; the entrance is to the right of the building.










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Client Testimonials

Jillian has restored a human connection that was missing. She is so patient and really listen to you as you speak about your body and condition. I have been suffering with sciatica and has helped me to heal 85% back to normal. I plan to have her as a permanent fixture in my quest for a healthy, balanced life.

   - KS, Seattle, WA

Jillian has a very warm bedside manner, while at the same time treating with professionalism and thoughtfulness that make me feel 100% confident in her knowledge and ability. I have had all positive experiences. With a significant back injury, Jillian worked with me over a series of sessions to reduce the pain and build up my back's resilience.

   - SS, Seattle, WA

As a first-timer with acupuncture, I wasn't sure what to expect. I decided to try it to sleep better and get rid of some pain in a hip and foot. Even though I came at the end of my workday, I did not feel hurried or rushed, like I have with other healthcare providers. Jillian took time to truly listen to me.

   - PT, Mercer Island, WA