We Specialize in Evidence-Based Acupuncture to Treat Pain
Dr. Godwin practices acupuncture based on a modern scientific model. This approach is also known as "medical acupuncture" or "evidence-based acupuncture."
Only the top 3% of Acupuncturists Have Earned the Doctor of Acupuncture and OM Degree (DAOM)
Acupuncture is no longer a "complement" or an "alternative"—it is an option. Evidence-based acupuncture is the future of acupuncture in the US. The integration of acupuncture into mainstream medicine is lead by DAOMs, who have the highest level of education and specialty training in acupuncture. Jacob Godwin is currently the only DAOM practicing in Spokane—and we are happy to have him.
DAOMs rely on the same diagnostic information as other doctors along with acupuncture-specific diagnostic information. This means that they are better able to integrate your acupuncture with your other treatments, such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, medications, and surgery.
With more education in biomedicine, a DAOM is able to communicate effectively with other members of your health care team. It also means that your acupuncture treatments are designed and implemented according to the very best evidence available. This approach may differ from that of acupuncturists who have not earned a DAOM, and can make a big difference in the effectiveness of your treatments.
Jacob Godwin, DAOM, LAc
Dr. Godwin has been one of Spokane’s highest ranked acupuncturist for 2 years now by healthgrades.com. His practice is one of the fastest growing acupuncture clinics in Spokane. Dr. Godwin is the “go-to” acupuncturist for surgeons, primary care physicians, and many other healthcare professionals.
What is the key to Dr. Godwin’s success, you might ask. Well, it is simple: Dr. Godwin has the highest possible degree of training in the field of acupuncture, he embraces an evidence-based approach, and he has more than a decade of clinical experience to bring to bear on his patients’ problems.
Dr. Godwin’s specialized advanced training along with his 13 years of clinical experience make him a valuable addition to the Spokane healthcare community. Dr. Godwin is a published author. His research focuses on the need for a biomedical model of acupuncture and an evidence-based approach to clinical care. The leading edge of acupuncture is taking the best from the tradition of Chinese medicine and upgrading it with a scientific approach. Besides his clinical work and research, Dr. Godwin also serves on the East Asian Medicine Advisory Committee for the Washington State Department of Health where he enjoys serving his profession and his community.
See Jacob Godwin's profile on Healthgrades.