Matthew is committed to achieving the highest level of results for each person. He takes time to find out exactly what you hope to resolve, and what you hope to create in your life. His commitment to your success means that he spends your whole appointment with you, hearing what you have to share, listening to your body for the places of disharmony, and doing energy work throughout the session.
Matthew brings all of the experience he has gained over the past 25 years working in the alternative healthcare field to each session. This ranges from nutrition and supplement knowledge, to Qi Gong energy work, to Shamanic healing techniques, to drug detox and addiction strategies.
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Matthew’s areas of expertise are:
• Substance abuse / Addiction issues
- Master of Science in Acupuncture, Bastyr University, Kenmore WA
- Diploma in Acupuncture, Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Toronto, ON
- Bachelor of Science in Philosophy (concentration in Pre-Med), East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
- Washington License # AC60036535
Matthew enjoys time with his family and friends, painting, writing fiction, playing music, and being in nature.
What Clients are Saying:
"I have been going to Matthew for a little over a month to help treat my anxiety. I was a first timer for acupuncture and was a little skeptical as I work in the medical field myself, only western medicine. I have now stopped my anxiety medication completely and can honestly say I feel absolutely amazing. I feel less stress and my anxiety is at an all time low. I recently took a flight to the east coast which would normally make me completely panic to the point of being sick, but I flew like I did it for a living. I was calm and confident. This was huge for me.
Every time I leave a session with Matthew, I want to scream at the top of my lungs how awesome I feel and how much this has positively touched my life. Matthew has a special gift and I am so happy to have met him. He has really helped me be the healthy, confident, and happy person I knew was hiding behind the anxiety. I would highly recommend giving him a call or shooting him an email if you are on the fence. LIFE CHANGING!"
"I have been seeing Matthew for several years and he is my "go-to" for issues such as stress management, sleep, pain management, and overall well being. Matthew is an intuitive and genuinely compassionate healer with extensive knowledge and experience dealing with a wide variety of health concerns. Matthew provides a warm, safe and relaxing environment and treats his clients with utmost care. My eighteen year old daughter, who can be quite the critic, also sees Matthew and has said it's the one place she can truly relax and always feels revitalized after treatment. I give Matthew five stars because in my experience, he has consistently delivered that level of service."
"Matthew Flesch is the most wonderful acupuncturist I've ever been to. His approach is gentle yet very effective. He only treats one patient at a time and never leaves the room. Instead, he stays and treats his patients to Qi Gong energy work. This balances and restores the energy. The work is highly effective and I've felt better every time I've had acupuncture with a Matthew. His technique is so comforting, and he's very professional and knowledgeable."
"I was referred to Matthew by a member of my healthcare team. I have tried acupuncture before, working through a full treatment regime without achieving any of the results that others seem to have found. But with Matthew, I have had an entirely different and positive experience. Matthew is a professional that fully sees and comprehends his patients, communicates and executes a healing and intuitive application of his skill, expertise and gift for a meaningful and measurable outcome. I have returned for many treatments to stabilize a long term problem and will continue in the future to retain my health and well-being."
"In addition to helping to heal, Matthew's sessions give me a wonderful sense of peace, beyond any massage or other treatment that I have ever experienced. He is extraordinarily knowledgeable, kind, caring, supportive, and generous with his years of acquired knowledge. He has helped my husband and me with various pain, anxiety, stress, and sleeping issues. He also helped my husband before and after two major surgeries, with excellent results. He uses very few needles because of his specific technique, so if you are hesitant about acupuncture, there is nothing to fear with Matthew's treatments. He also combines acupuncture with some massage, so you are extremely relaxed by the end of the session. His positive attitude and healing definitely lift your mood, and we are very grateful for his care and compassion."
"Matthew was welcoming and combined professional with personal. I felt that I was the most important person in the world. He explained what he was doing, and as this was my first ever appointment, this really helped me relax and follow the process. He listened to the reason I had made an appointment and directly addressed those issues while educating me. I left feeling much better and have continued to improve. I can't wait for the next time I get to have a treatment. It is certainly a treat!"
"I needed some help with the emotions of grief. Matthew is so warm , caring & calm & that enhances the acupuncture & energy work that he does. I haven't felt this calm in quite awhile. He does great work." 😊
"Attentive and caring, Matthew always takes the time to explain his process and methods. He's an absolute miracle worker!"
"Mathew is a gentle soul with a tremendous holistic perspective. I received a series of acupuncture treatments from him both for an injured knee and for chronic problems with sinuses. Both -- most especially the knee -- better now. He considers not only the areas immediately under treatment with acupuncture but also more broadly how these areas might be causing problems in the first and what life style changes might promote lasting healing. I highly recommend him!"
"Matthew is seriously gifted. A few months ago, I won a free acupuncture session from him. Since then, I've had many many sessions. What I really love about Matthew is that he is able to describe and respond to the situations (physically and mentally) with such presence and accuracy. He is an incredible listener and he has been able to help me remove blocks to get my system running with more ease. He has helped dramatically with my health: sleep, cravings, motivation; career questions and relationship issues. As he does the acupuncture, he also does energy work and if questions or issues arise, he is an excellent person to talk to. Thank you, Matthew!!"
"I saw Matthew for a headache that I have had for 6 weeks and knee pain when going up and downstairs. He's amazing!! He did acupuncture and some energy work. All I can say is WOW!! I could feel my headache just float out of me, if that makes sense. :) My headache has been gone for almost 24 hours which is the longest in the 6 weeks and no pain in my knee going up or down my stairs. Thank you Matthew!!"
"I met Matthew at an event with many different types of practitioners and was really interested in trying out acupuncture. I've only had one session (so far) but I really enjoyed it! Matthew talked through everything; told me what he was doing, how it would help me, etc. I also felt like I was getting a lesson in Chinese medicine which was really fun! I'm really looking forward to my future sessions!"
"My wife and myself have had wonderful experiences with Matthew. My wife has been seeing him for months as part of her cancer treatments. We believe that his tender and compassionate care has been a HUGE piece in her now being cancer free. Thank you Matthew!!"
"Mathew is a amazing person, deeply sensitive to your needs and amazing at delivering the most peaceable treatment."
"I came to Matthew on the recommendation of a friend. I was struggling with intense PMS symptoms and a general concern about my menstrual cycle. In particular I had been struggling with infertility for 5 years. I had never done acupuncture before. Wow, what an uplifting experience. Within weeks the PMS symptoms were greatly alleviated and I was able to go off the anti-depressant I was taking for half the month. He is very comfortable (apparently unlike a lot of other acupuncturists) working on infertility issues, which helped me feel like I had come to the right place. Boy did I! I'm now 3 months along [in my pregnancy]. This man has a gift!"
“After four surgeries and eight years of chronic pain I believed that there were no more answers, and that I would be living with this for the rest of my life. I felt hopeless and helpless until I was blessed to find Matthew, who has a rare and genuine gift in his ability to heal. I know each time I leave his clinic, I'm going to feel like a new person. It's a joy to have found such a young man with a love for what he does. I am finally getting the relief I've been praying for!”
"Your treatments are better than any anti-depressant!"
"Matthew is a gifted healer who greets each person he treats with joy and compassion. My body and soul feel completely listened to when I receive acupuncture from Matthew. His gentle, calm, and confident manner brings such peace to the moment. He stays in the room and present with me throughout the entire session, and is happy to answer my questions. Matthew is one of the finest people I have met, and I trust him implicitly. Do the quality of your life a favor and experience an acupuncture treatment with Matthew!"
"I have never had acupuncture and was curious to see if it could help me after a recent auto accident and some stressful major life changes. I am thankful that I had an open mind to this treatment, because it has helped improve my quality of life ever since.
Matthew is a truly gifted individual and acupuncturist who cares about helping me to balance my whole physical and mental well being. His presence is genuine and sincere, and his practice area is wonderfully serene. Many times I'll go in there very stressed out and in pain, and I can honestly say that when I leave, I'm so relaxed and feeling great. I look forward to each visit, and I'm now an enthusiastic advocate of acupuncture."
"I had been in pain for almost 2 years, been thru 6 months of physical therapy and was facing surgery on my shoulder when a friend suggested I try their Acupuncturist (Matthew); I was very skeptical that he could do anything, but agreed to go. I now call Matthew the "miracle maker". Not only do I have full use & no pain in my shoulder, but Matthew has brought my blood pressure down to normal when meds were not doing it, and I feel better than I have in years. He is an amazing person and so dedicated to really making his clients as well as they can possibly be. I discussed going to Matthew with my family doctor & he said it was an excellent move on my part, and spoke very highly of the school Matthew went to. Matthew is definitely a permanent fixture in my health care plan!"
"I can't even begin to explain how great I feel after a session with Matthew! Aside from the amazing healing power of acupuncture, I feel fully taken care of during treatment. Matthew makes you (the patient) the priority and gives his all during the time he has with you. I went to see him after a motor vehicle accident and his whiplash protocol literally worked like magic! He has also helped me tremendously with anxiety. Matthew is a devoted, gifted healer. I would give him five stars over and over again!"
"Matthew is wonderful and has helped me with a variety of ailments over the last 2 years. His approach does not involve a ton of needles which makes it less intimidating if you are new to acupuncture. His diagnosis is spot on, and he is good at bridging between eastern and western theories of medicine to help patients gain a better understanding of the practice."
“This was my first-ever session at an acupuncture clinic, so I didn't quite know what to expect and was a little nervous. Once I was there, though, the nervousness evaporated. The environment at Elements of Nature is very soothing, with soft music and lighting and lovely art on the walls. The acupuncturist, Matthew Flesch, made sure I was comfortable at all times and made sure to explain what he was doing and why. I came in on my wife's recommendation with the beginnings of a cold, and came out feeling much better; and the duration of the cold was much shorter than usual. Beyond that, I also emerged feeling very relaxed and refreshed."
"I had never had an acupuncture treatment before going to Elements of Nature, and had no idea what to expect, but after suffering from tendinitis in my wrist for over a decade, I decided that maybe it would help. What an understatement! After just a few visits, the near constant pain had disappeared! And it was so much more than just healing my wrist. Matthew Flesch is a true and gifted healer and he truly cares about healing the whole person, bringing the body and mind into balance. After just one visit I felt more alive than I'd felt in years. More alert, refreshed and relaxed."