We have two new additions to the Little Bird team! First, we have hired an awesome acupuncturist, Jamee Pineda. Second, you will initially see the friendly Adrienne Banks covering the front desk, but she will soon be expanding her role to offering massage and so much more. Please read on to learn about our amazing new team members.
You know we’ve been trying to find another acupuncturist for a while, and it turns out that good things really do come to those who wait! Jamee received a Master in Science and Oriental Medicine from Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine. After years of practicing in Seattle, he relocated to Washington, DC in 2018. Jamee lists bringing creativity to medicine and meeting people where they are as two of his favorite aspects of this work.
Jamee is a queer, trans, genderqueer, nonbinary, Filipinx transplant originally from the West Coast. When Jamee thinks of holistic medicine, he includes the context of a person’s social, professional, physical, and spiritual experiences. He believes treatments are a joint endeavor between a patient and a practitioner. Jamee has a special affinity for working with patients from communities of color and/or LGBTQIA communities. It is important for him to create safer healing spaces for folks surviving the effects of structural oppression in its many forms. His goal is to meet people where they are and work with them on their journey towards wellness and ease.
Please show Jamee a warm Little Bird welcome! Book now for one of his shifts or give us a call at 202-328-1804 to schedule an appointment. He will be poking for us every other Saturday starting September 7th from 10am-3pm and every Monday 3pm-8pm, starting September 9th.
Please note there will be some exceptions to his schedule at the end of September due to his vacation. Sara will cover the Monday shift on September, 30th and we won’t be open Monday, the 23rd. Jamee will pick up an extra Saturday shift in October.
You will see Adrienne covering the desk on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting this month! She holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Holistic Health Practitioner certification from Body Mind College. Adrienne will soon be offering affordable massage as well as other holistic health services. Keep a look out for our next newsletter to learn more about her and how she will be serving the Little Bird community!
As always, thanks so much for supporting Little Bird Community Acupuncture!