Hi, I'm Amber

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Healer, Artist, Licensed Acupuncturist

Initially founded as a private acupuncture practice by Amber West in 2012, 5 Lights has grown into a beautiful wellness studio in the heart of Ballard that heals and optimizes the body and mind through acupuncture, yoga and sound.

Amber’s journey started, as it does for many healers, as a fierce pursuit to heal herself. After struggling for years with chronic pain and fatigue she fell in love with the depth of acupuncture and began studying at the Wu Hsing Tao School For Acupuncture and Psychology, where she received her NCCAOM certification and license to practice.

Since then she has continued to explore the art and science of healing while pursuing a path that integrates her learnings into a holistic practice that improves the lives of clients each visit. Amber’s gift isn’t just what she knows, but how she applies it. Her personal touch, considered care and empathic sensibilities provide clients a safe space to discuss their hopes, goals and fears allowing Amber to craft a custom wellness program for each client. Consider 5 Lights a sanctuary for the connection body, mind and heart.

In addition to her operating 5 Lights Wellness, Amber partners with Mary's Place, a shelter for women and children and Roots, a shelter for young adults, her she helps organize fundraising events for various causes.

“It’s often said that when your passion and skill intersect you’ve found a purpose worth pursuing. I feel I am extremely fortunate to find this in the art and science of vibrational medicine.” - Amber West

I really value my appointments with Amber, such that I resent that my insurance only gives me 12 a year! She is amazingly easy to talk to, and I love her style of acupuncture because she actually wants to listen about EVERYTHING going on, from my stress at work, relationship difficulties AND excitement, to any and all physical and mental health complaints. I feel like I get to be myself in her treatment room.

And then! During and after my appointment it’s like a complete transformation. I walk in feeling depressed and walk out with a skip in my step like I could take on the world. I walk in confused and in physical pain, and walk out settled about what decisions I need to make and pain free. I think that Amber’s system of medicine works, AND she is particularly well-attuned in how to use it to care for someone perfectly.

I’ve been giving her cards to friends and my own clients since meeting her and anyone who has taken my advice has thanked me profusely. I can’t wait for my appointment this week!
— Jonathan