Annemeike Doane is the co-founder and president of the Acupuncture & Wellness Center P.S. She holds a Masters of Oriental Medicine degree in Chinese Medicine and is a licensed acupuncturist in the State of Washington. She also holds a Master of Education from Hannover University, Germany. Annemeike Doane specializes in DNA ACUPUNCTURE™ and Cosmetic Acupuncture.
In Her Own Words
In 1965 I was born in Soltau, Germany as the oldest of three. I grew up in a little village in Northern Germany where my parents live to this day. My parents were both teachers and I couldn’t have asked for a better family. Every free minute was spent travelling, camping, exploring the outdoors, visiting museums and concerts. We did not have a TV, which instilled a life-long love for reading and books in me.
At the age of ten, my parents moved us to South Africa, where my father took a teaching job at a German school for three years. When we weren’t in school, we went camping and explored the wildlife and beauty of Africa.
Back in Germany, I finished high school and decided to follow into the footsteps of my parents and grandparents and become a teacher. During college, I took a gap year to explore nutrition, which took me to Miami Beach. Having lived in Germany most of my life, the sandy beaches and the warm ocean were incredible. Not only did I learn a lot about nutrition and health, but I also met my future husband, Robert. I finished my degree in education in Germany and after a year and a half of a long-distance relationship, I decided to move to the United States. We both enrolled in the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine, which was like diving into a whole new world. In 1995 we got married and in 1997 we both graduated with a master’s degree in Chinese medicine. After passing the national board exams, we opened our clinic in Poulsbo, Washington.
In 1999 our daughter Sophia was born and in 2001 Max followed. Raising our two children was an honor and the best job of my life.
Working at our clinic and helping others optimize their physical and mental health through acupuncture, Chinese herbology, and nutrition is my passion.