Carly Samish, LAc

Acupuncture Sessions

Individualized treatments for relaxation and wellness integrating gentle needling, bodywork, cupping, gua sha, and essential oils.
Acupuncture sessions are safe and comfortable for all ages.
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Continuing education for massage therapists. Workshops emphasize hands-on learning and mastering the skills. Register for a workshop.

Acupuncture + Palliative Medicine

Acupuncture treatments can provide symptom relief and comfort at the end of life, without interfering with medications or causing side effects.
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carly samish acupunctureCarly 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 a 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 clinical acupuncture sessions in Olympia for the whole family. She teaches continuing education workshops for massage therapists in Oregon and Washington. She has a project to bring acupuncture into hospice and palliative medicine. Articles and updates are on her blog.


  • Being a Hospice Acupuncturist

    Being a Hospice Acupuncturist by Susan Wilmoth, LAc “The hospice philosophy is to support people—patients and families—through their end of...

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  • Shiatsu

    Shiatsu is a form of therapeutic bodywork developed in Japan. Shiatsu uses rhythmic pressure with the hands, fingers, thumbs...

    Blue Fire Healing Arts | Carly Samish LAc
  • Moxibustion Heat Therapy

    The Chinese character for acupuncture, zhenjiu, means “acupuncture-moxibustion”. Needles and heat therapy are the foundations of a balanced acupuncture treatment,...

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  • Taoist Cosmology

    Tao is empty- Its use is never exhausted Bottomless- the origin of all things… Deeply subsistent- I don’t know...

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  • Gua Sha

    Gua sha is a traditional East-Asian healing technique used for thousands of years and is still a part of formal...

    Blue Fire Healing Arts | Carly Samish LAc
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