Xander Kahn, EAMP

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Xander is an East Asian Medical Practitioner who practices palpation-based diagnosis, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and health education. While he is a general practitioner skilled at treating a wide variety of conditions including acute & chronic pain, his clinical practice focuses on treating digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic constipation, gastritis, ulcers, liver & gallbladder problems, and conditions associated with SIBO.

East Asian medicine is a holistic system of medicine which views the body as an ecosystem. Its strength lies in its time-tested ability to effectively diagnose and treat patterns of internal ecological imbalance. A given pattern of dysfunction can lead to a variety of different symptoms. Bring balance to the underlying dysfunction and symptoms will improve.

The goal of Xander's practice is to help people live more vital lives, the natural outcome of feeling good. The body wants to heal, it often just needs a gentle nudge in the right direction.

Xander graduated with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) from the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine (SIEAM). While there, he studied various forms of acupuncture, bodywork and Chinese herbal medicine under the tutelage of internationally regarded instructors including Dr. Jason Robertson, Dr. Craig Mitchell, and Daniel Altschuler.

In his free time, Xander enjoys singing & playing music with friends, learning the practice of Taiji & Qigong and exploring the Puget Sound with his wife, Megan.

We’re not on our journey to save the world but to save ourselves. But in doing that you save the world. The influence of a vital person vitalizes.
— Joseph Campbell


Seattle, you are lucky to have Xander! I started seeing him here in Portland for really severe seasonal allergies, for which he was able to get amazing results! I was unable to go outside in the summer without sneezing constantly and had all the usual symptoms that go with that (itchiness from the neck up, runny nose, watery eyes), basically I was miserable. The transformation was radical and swift. Within weeks I felt remarkably better! Needless to say I stuck with Xander and we wound up treating back pain and mild insomnia I was having. By this time I knew how skilled Xander was and, true to form, he was able to resolve the pain issue and give me great guidance with the insomnia. He empowered me with knowledge that now allows me to manage the insomnia on my own. From my first visit with Xander, he put me at ease instantly. His friendly, compassionate demeanor, great listening skills and a dash of humor made him my ideal practitioner. I was so sad to see him leave Portland! He is worth the drive to Seattle though and I will see him again when I am in the area. If you are looking for a REALLY great acupuncturist, look no further. He is worth every penny you will spend and more. In my experience with Xander, I can skip so many other types of medical practitioners and just see the person who listens and gets results!
— Julie R.
Xander is truly interested in treating the whole person. He invests time in listening to, hearing, and understanding his patients. From simple muscle pain that can be treated by a few minutes of acupressure, to the more complex unravelling of a series of blocks to your energy flow and the layers of cause, he dedicates his skill and knowledge to help you heal. His compassionate guidance on my health journey helped lead me to a new understanding and opportunity for healing. He made me feel as if I had an invested partner in my healthcare and healing journey. I was so impressed with Xander, I referred others to him who shared similar experiences. I highly recommend seeking care from Xander and am a testament to finding success in treatment with him. He truly cares!
— Michele G.
Xander helped me through chronic plantar fasciitis with skill, compassion and creativity. A true health care collaborator, Xander always responded to my feedback with thoughtful new ideas to promote healing. I highly recommend Xander as an excellent clinician with a wide range of skills in all aspects of Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Five Stars!
— Deb K.