About us/ Employment

Community Acupuncture Studio opened its doors in the fall of 2008.  Since then, and with enormous help from our patients and from our community, we have given tens of thousands of acupuncture treatments, and gone through millions of acupuncture needles in the quest to make this medicine more affordable and accessible to ordinary people of ordinary means.  We thank the community for their support, and their help spreading the word via word of mouth, which happens to be our most common answer to how people have found out about us.  It is our sincerest desire that these treatments have helped ease some of your suffering, made the stress of your daily life easier to handle, or simply given you the opportunity to have a restful acu-nap during your lunch break.  Whatever it is that ails you, we are here to try and help.  Estamos aquí para ayudarte.


Gianna Prill (McManus) is a licensed acupuncturist who graduated from Bastyr University in 2008, with a Masters of Science in Acupuncture.  Originally from the Northeast, she fell in love with the mountains and wilderness of the Pacific Northwest.  Patients love her calm demeanor and compassionate care.  When she's not working at the clinic, you might find her mountain biking in Capitol Forest, snowboarding in the mountains or enjoying a movie at the Theater downtown.  Ella entiende and puede hablar  español.


Shannon Leingang is a licensed acupuncturist who graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) with her Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  Shannon was exposed to acupuncture from a young age as her mother is also an acupuncturist.  She has always held a passion for helping others and realized that acupuncture would be an excellent avenue to pursue that passion.  She comes to us having worked for a chiropractor’s office, with a lot of experience in pain relief and sports medicine.  She was looking for a way to make this medicine more accessible and affordable when she discovered community acupuncture.  Native to the area, she has enjoyed many summers hiking, fishing, swimming, and many winters skiing and sledding.  In her free time, Shannon enjoys spending time with family and friends.  

Adam Barnes is a licensed acupuncturist who graduated from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Asheville, NC with a masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  He is also a graduate of The Breneke School of Massage in Seattle.  Adam is a native of the Pacific Northwest and is a strong advocate of th Community Acupuncture movement, due to its focus on providing accessible and effective healthcare.  He is excited to have the opportunity to help enable people to utilize acupuncture for their health challenges and wellness goals.  Though open to treating all ailments, he has particular interest and skills in treating stress, anxiety, headaches, PTSD, and musculoskeletal issues.  Outside of clinic, he enjoys seeing live music, working on bicycles, and getting outside.     

The team @ the Front Desk:

Robin Ewing greets patients at the front desk and on the phone as our  Receptionist and Office Assistant.  She prides herself on helping to make everyone feel welcome, while also supporting the acupuncturists with administrative tasks so that they can focus their energies on  treating patients.    Robin is fascinated by the mind-body connection and how our thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs can affect our biological functioning.  She holds a B.A. in Studio Arts from Evergreen State College.  When she’s not at CAS, Robin likes to spend time in her art studio creating clay and glass sculptures, which explore the intersection of technology and human evolution and how memories are stored in our bodies.  She also teaches ceramics to students of all levels at the Olympia Senior Center.

Melode Brewer is also a welcoming Receptionist and Office Assistant.  She loves the model and mission of the clinic and is happy to help to make everyone’s experience here as enjoyable and as helpful as she can.  Besides being a friendly face at CAS, Melode is well versed in adaptive yoga.  She is a dedicated practitioner that began sharing the teachings in 2000.  In her time away from CAS you may find her leading yoga sessions, or assisting folks with stress management.  She appreciates exploring nature, arts, and the human experience.  

Employment Opportunities.

We are almost always on the look-out for outstanding acupuncturists to join our team of compassionate and caring practitioners.   If you are an acupuncturist, already licensed in WA, familiar with community acupuncture, prepared to work hard, and interested in employment, stop by with a resume and cover letter and hand deliver it to Gianna.  

Occasionally we will have other openings listed with a link to the job description.  Applications are taken on a rolling basis  until filled.  

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