The use of acupuncture as an effective treatment methodology for pain relief and for therapeutic purposes has been known and practiced for thousands of years in China. In recent years, this ancient knowledge from the East has become increasingly popular in the US, as people have become more open to seeking natural healing methods that complement the use of western medical therapies, and are safe, painless and effective.

The key benefit of acupuncture is that it encourages the body to promote its own natural healing processes. Practitioners stimulate specific points located near or on the surface of the skin which have the ability to alter biochemical and physiological conditions in a way that is beneficial for the treatment of a wide variety of illnesses.

Trina Carlstrom, a resident of Bellevue, Washington was suffering from a recurring nerve condition in her brain that was causing her excruciating pain. She had also had brain surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. When she came to 1st Choice Acupuncture in Bellevue, she was put on a treatment plan to address the nerve condition, as well as the re-growth of the brain tumor. After a year of regular treatments by Dr. Howie Sun, the principal acupuncturist at 1st Choice Acupuncture in Bellevue, the recurrence of her Trigeminal Neuralgia attacks were cut in half, and there was no sign of tumor re-growth on her quarterly MRIs.

Dr. Howie and his team at 1st Choice Acupuncture in Bellevue have also had a lot of success with patients that want to lose weight.

“Acupuncture affects the digestive and hormonal systems and has a calming and relaxing effect that makes it easier to deal with hunger, stress, frustration and anxiety that can trigger overeating and binging on fattening foods in making it easier to lose weight and maintain that loss”, says Dr. Howie. His team has regularly witnessed positive results from their acupuncture treatments for obesity, with his patients losing an average of 10 to 15 pounds in a month, without any side effects.

An accomplished acupuncture practitioner of Oriental Medicine, Dr. Howie Sun blends his western science background with the eastern healing philosophies that he learnt from his father, for achieving the wellness goals of his patients.

It is evident that he is passionate about his work. He and his team at 1st Choice Acupuncture in Bellevue regularly volunteer their time to serve the community through free lectures and free health screenings that include blood pressure screening, pH Screening, and stress screening.

About the Clinic
1st Choice Acupuncture has become the largest acupuncture clinic in Bellevue, after it's recent expansion to provide better services to it's growing clientèle. The treatments provided are tailored to address the specific needs of patients. Personal attention and care is taken by the staff to ensure that each treatment aids the individual into regaining balance and well-being, and maintaining this state well beyond the duration of the treatment itself.

All practitioners at 1st Choice Acupuncture are board certified licensed acupuncturists. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 425-392-8881 or visit our website

1st Choice Acupuncture
13401 Bel-Red Road Suite A-12
Bellevue, Washington 98005