"Experience the Future of Medicine"

Tina Jess, L.Ac.


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Clinical Expertise:

Tina has a passion to support her clients by using the various tools, philosophies, and knowledge base of Ancient Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Tina incorporates breath awareness, postural awareness, Qi Gong exercises, as well as stretching and strengthening specific to the needs of the individual. Tina will often use tuning forks; apply cupping, moxa, and essential oils in treatments. She also incorporates dietary and nutritional counseling, as well as lifestyle into her care plan.

Tina Jess provides care for chronic and acute pain conditions such as back pain, sciatica, knee pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, and wrist and ankle pain. She enjoys working with woman experiencing hormone imbalances, menopause, PMS, dysmenorrheal, and fertility support. Tina has had success in supporting fatigue conditions, allergies, frequent colds/flu’s, insomnia, and depression.

She is certified in:

• Sotai: is a Japanese form of neuromuscular retraining and movement therapy that is used for all types of pain conditions as well as structure alignment.
• Cranio sacral I: supporting the balancing of the cranial pulse to allow greater integration of the acupuncture as well as opening blockages in the body. Very effective in cases of migraines, headaches, stress, and other forms of pain.
• Dr. Richard Tan’s techniques as well as Master Tung’s points and protocols.
• Taoist meditative practices from the Universal Tao Center – which supports the integration of the acupuncture treatments and understanding of the mind/ body connection.
• 5 Element theory and treatments: supporting mood and emotional balancing
• Shonishin Japanese Pediatric acupuncture: using gentle non- needle insertion that works with the channels and the fascia to support the body’s growth processes.

Philosophy of Care:

"It is through observing and Listening to the imbalances of the Body that we get to acknowledge what is needed to support Harmony and Balance. Connecting, Releasing and igniting our internal wisdom brings us to our full potential."

Education:

Tina Jess received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree combined in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington in 2007. Tina Jess began her undergraduate education at UAA in Anchorage. Inspired in the area of Exercise Science and Nutrition, she continued her education at Bastyr University in Washington.

Extracurricular Activities & Personal Interests:

Tina Jess continues to be a part of NCCAOM – the Alaska Acupuncture Association and supports educating the public and herself together with her colleges in the Anchorage and Girdwood area.

Tina was born and raised in Alaska and thrives in the great outdoors with all the activities Alaska has to offer. She finds happiness in the simple pleasures in life with her family, friends, cat, fiddle, and healthy eating. Tina continues to be inspired by the power of nature and the richness that life has to offer and is here to share that passion.

Patient Testimonials

  • "I love going to Avante...they take pride in patient care and are always willing to accommodate... simply the best.."CSL
  • "I have been a patient at Avante for 5 yrs now, and I have only positive things to say about the quality of the care that I receive from the entire facility. From the smiles at the front desk to the efficient lab techs and all of the staff in between. My health has turned around thanks to the care from Kiki Green and Grant Gibbs. Competent, caring and constantly striving for the newest information available to share with me. They embody the best in what I want in Holistic and Modern Medical care - JH 
  • "I came to Avante about 8 months ago when I was looking for a doctor after moving to Alaska, my husband and I saw Dr. Jana.  We were pleased with the office and esp. the care we received from Dr. Jana. It feels good to leave a doctors office not loaded down with lists of new medicines but  positive thoughts of lifestyle changes that will produce better health. I started seeing Tina at the first of November and two days after the first acupuncture treatment I was in the least amount of pain in over 25 years.  Believe me I have tried many different medical treatments some with more success than others.  I am so encouraged to look forward to more mobility and greater health! I feel younger and more energetic. Thank you Avante.  I also love the patient portal and have found that the staff always responds to my online questions." - PM
  • "Finally a doctor is listening to me! I am so very very happy with Avante Medical and so thankful to be getting answers and in the right direction for great health! THANK YOU!" - VW
  • "I have been a patient of Avante's for several years now, and I have only wonderful things to say about their business. The place is beautiful and welcoming, the staff are all very helpful and kind, and the providers, all 3 I have seen, currently Kikki Green and Grant Gibbs, have been intelligent, intuitive and efficient. They care about you and your health. The lab is clean and full service and the nutritional supplements are extensive and high quality. The use of the Patient Portal is outstanding!  Give yourself extra time is my only recommendation as they sometimes get backed up on scheduling." - JH 
I came to Avante about 8 months ago when I was looking for a doctor after moving to Alaska, my husband and I saw Dr. Jana.  We were pleased with the office and esp. the care we received from Dr. Jana. It feels good to leave a doctors office not loaded down with lists of new medicines but  positive thoughts of lifestyle changes that will produce better health.
I started seeing Tina at the first of November and two days after the first acupuncture treatment I was in the least amount of pain in over 25 years.  Believe me I have tried many different medical treatments some with more success than others.  I am so encouraged to look forward to more mobility and greater health! I feel younger and more energetic. Thank you Avante.  I also love the patient portal and have found that the staff always responds to my online questions.