Carly Samish, LAc

Acupuncture Sessions

Individualized acupuncture treatments for relaxation and wellness using gentle needling, bodywork,
essential oils, and herbal medicine. Acupuncture treatments are safe and comfortable for all ages. Schedule an appointment.

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Continuing education for massage therapists in East-Asian bodywork, ethics, business, and communication. Register for a workshop.

Acupuncture + Palliative Medicine

Acupuncture is an effective and non-invasive treatment for providing relief for chronic illness and comfort at the end of life. Learn more. 

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Carly Samish, MAcOM, Lac, LMT

Carly is an acupuncturist, massage therapist, and educator based in Olympia, WA. She holds a Masters degree in Acupuncture from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with an educational and practice focus in Japanese Meridian therapy and shiatsu. She has worked in hospice facilities, acute detox centers, and integrative healthcare clinics, treating patients from all walks of life and collaborating with dedicated practitioners. Professional overview can be found here.

Carly provides acupuncture sessions in Olympia and teaches continuing education workshops throughout Oregon and Washington. She has a project to bring acupuncture into hospice and palliative medicine. Articles and updates can be found on her blog.



  • Lung in Chinese Medicine

    The Lung, like all the organs of Chinese medicine, is much more than a physical apparatus. It is a...

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  • An Understanding of Qi

    Qi is foundational in Chinese medicine. Qi as a concept is generally accepted in East-Asian cultures, but in the West is...

    Blue Fire Healing Arts | Carly Samish LAc
  • My First Year of Acupuncture Practice

    After many adventures in the first 6 months after graduation from acupuncture school, I wrote about my experiences and received...

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  • Being a Hospice Acupuncturist

    “The hospice philosophy is to support people—patients and families—through their end of life journey. We support patients to be...

    Blue Fire Healing Arts | Carly Samish LAc
  • Anatomy of Belly Breathing

    Relaxed abdominal breathing is fundamental for health and wellness Along with bringing the body into a parasympathetic “rest and...

    Blue Fire Healing Arts | Carly Samish LAc
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