Podcast episode 70: Jill Nielsen-Farrell and the power of trauma-informed acupuncture
My guest for this episode is Jill Nielsen-Farrell, the daughter of longtime Wenatchee dentist Gerry Nielsen. She has started Wenatchee Community Acupuncture and treats a wide variety of conditions, including doing trauma-informed acupuncture for depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and addiction.
After losing her husband in a house fire, Nielsen-Farrell found that acupuncture helped her process her own grief and she decided to shift from a career as a social worker to helping people heal using Chinese medicine. The principles of stimulating the body to heal itself is a time-tested approach.
In our discussion, we talked about her personal journey, the unique aspects of community-based acupuncture, and her work with the Compassion Prison Project. She’s a delightful soul who I think will enrich this valley immeasurably. I hope you enjoy our conversation.
Look for my columns about Nielsen-Farrell’s work in upcoming editions of The Wenatchee World.