We are a locally-owned, family-run clinic. We know that communities are naturally sources of strength, healing, and resiliency, and we look forward to sharing our community space with you.
We have been serving the communities of White Center, South Park, Burien, Georgetown, Tukwila, Renton, Sea-Tac and Des Moines since 2016. With over two decades of combined experience treating patients, we are here to support you on your journey towards your greatest health possible.
Lynn Bondi, EAMP
Lynn has had her fair share of bumps and bruises throughout her life. In the process of her recovery, acupuncture became, and continues to be, a main staple for relieving her symptoms. Her experience as a patient, as well as her intuitive sense that we are all connected, led her to seek out a career in Chinese Medicine. Having earned her master’s in Chinese Medicine at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA in 2002, she has nearly eighteen years of diverse experience in the field, working with a vast array of conditions. As of 2010, she entered the realm of community acupuncture and has not looked back. Lynn has worked at three Community Clinics located in Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Seattle, before opening her own clinic.
Prior to her acupuncture career, Lynn studied kinesiology and exercise physiology at the University of Michigan, and also received her bachelor's degree in therapeutic recreation. She worked for years as a sports trainer, physical therapy assistant, ophthalmic technician, and later as a massage therapist. Speckled between these endeavors, she took great delight in working with developmentally disabled adults as a job and life coach.
Lynn believes that a social justice perspective should be the starting point for all that we do, and that different outcomes are possible when we use social justice as our origin point. She currently bases her practice within the community acupuncture model, a positive expression of her strong values of affordability and accessibility in healthcare. She is a great believer in holistic medicine and her experience has shown that when we are supported with healthy alternatives, we have the ability to make great strides in our lives. Fostering individual health can ultimately help cultivate healthy communities.
When not poking people with needles, Lynn enjoys living life just as it is with her incredible partner. She also loves playing her guitar, eating yummy food, tinkering with things, exploring the outdoors, and venturing on outings with her rambunctious Italian family.
My Nhung Kolb, EAMP
Language(s): English, Vietnamese
about My Nhung
MyNhung is the only American born child of her immigrant parents from Viet Nam. She grew up in Suquamish with her two older brothers and moved to Seattle when she was eighteen to study at the University of Washington. Besides her travel overseas, she has been a Seattle resident for sixteen years.
In 2005, MyNhung traveled with her parents to Viet Nam and was able to meet the rest of her family for the first time. On this trip she also met an acupuncturist who came to treat her mother twice a day for digestive issues.
For years, back in the states, her mother had tried western medicine with little help. But the acupuncture was different. It seemed to help her mom. This first encounter sparked MyNhung’s curiosity in acupuncture.
From a young age, MyNhung always knew she wanted to help people, she just wasn’t sure what it would look like. After having a handful of really fun jobs, she knew it was time to get more serious about a fulfilling career. At one point this looked like a career in pharmaceutical research, but MyNhung quickly realized that that industry was not for her. She wanted a more holistic approach to medicine. She wanted to help people in the way she remembered her mother being helped years ago. She changed paths and, in 2016, she graduated with a master’s degree in Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine from Bastyr University. She believes in healthcare for the 99% and affordable acupuncture for everyone. In addition to her work at Sloth Around Community Acupuncture, she also has a private practice in Beacon Hill.
MyNhung really enjoys traveling, food, and the outdoors. She loves riding her bike, spending time with family and friends, and just recently took up surfing. You can also find her welding in SODO, where she and her husband run a metal fabrication shop. MyNhung is bilingual in Vietnamese and English.
She is so excited to be a part of the community at Sloth Around!