Past Events

Courses, Lectures, and Announcements: 

Dr. Shinsato is lecturing at the following locations shown below along with some important announcements.  Many are part of the free lecture series while others are available for a small class fee.  These classes are in partnership with Evergreen Hospital Community Health Education.  Please visit Evergreen’s website for community classes or Horizons newsletter to register for senior classes and for more info.

February 2015
AAC Network: Essential Billing and Coding Workshop – Dr. Shinsato reviewed the inner workings of insurance billing for acupuncture and manual therapy services.

December 2014
Psychoneurobiology with Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD – Dr. Shinsato learned more tools how to engage the body in healing with family constellation work as well as addressing illness at different emotional and spiritual levels.

October 2014
Train the Trainer – Dr. Shinsato learned key points in how to effectively train and lead seminars.

September 2014
Guerilla Business School – Dr. Shinsato attended an amazing personal development and business seminar with many applications for business success!

June 2014
Esoteric Acupuncture with Dr. Mikio Sankey, PhD. Dr. Shinsato learned about awakening and expanding our spiritual center through sacred geometry and acupuncture.

May 2014
Dr. Shinsato and Staff held an open house for patients, guests, and practitioners.

March 2014
MTHFR seminar with Dr. Ben Lynch, ND. Dr. Shinsato learned more about methylation defects and how our environment and lifestyle choices can impact our gene expression.

January 2014
Mastering Brain Chemistry Seminar with Dr. Glen Zielinski, DC, DACNB, FACFN, Portland, OR– Dr. Shinsato will learn key concepts of brain chemistry, recognizing patterns of imbalances, and improving clinical outcomes for neurodegenerative disorders including the role of dietary peptides and gluten sensitivity in neurological disorders, the brain-gut axis and the brain-immune axis.

December 2013
Customer Appreciation and Holiday Party, 12/14/13 1-5pm.  Thanks for all who came to the holiday party!  We had an interactive talk from Dr. Shinsato about Acupressure where everyone learned helpful points and practiced it on a partner.  Daniel Abney, LMP  taught us about the importance of keeping energy in the land and space flowing freely to benefit us and the environment and Dr. Andrea Marshall shared the determinants of health from a holistic perspective engaging us to think about how we are balancing these aspects in our lives.

October 2013
Dr. Shinsato attended these amazing seminars and learned great tools to implement in her practice:

  • Successful Case Management of Chronic Disease Workshop, Dr. Dickson Thom, ND, DDS, Seattle, WA
  • Methylation and Clinical Nutrigenomics, Individualized Medicine at Its Best, Dr. Ben Lynch, ND, Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA

September 2013
Dr. Shinsato attended Fantastic After 40 by Dr. Jeannette Birnbach, DC, MSN, CCN, CN, Redmond, WA and learned about optimizing health for men and women after 40.

June 2013
Dr. Shinsato attended Phytotherapy: Advanced Leaning, Research and Clinical Applications with Dr. Bruno Chacornac, MD (France), Vancouver, BC where she learned about the potency and applications of plant bud therapy.

February 2, 2013: Open House 2-6 p.m.

Dr. Shinsato and Staff held an open house for all patients, guests, and practitioners to celebrate the opening of our new space located in Redmond.  Other events and courses will be held and posted on this site.  Stay tuned!

November 2012

  • Dr. Shinsato attended Clinical Patient Evaluation: Miasms, Temperaments and Constitutions, with Dr. Robert Abell, ND, LAc, in Portland, OR where she learned tools to help patients rebalance their constitutions.

October 24, 2012, Restless Legs Syndrome, 10-11:15 a.m.
Redmond – We discussed restless legs syndrome and what steps you can take to alleviate your discomfort.

October 9, 2012, Acid Reflux/GERD, 12:45-2 p.m.
Northshore – Do you have frequent uncomfortable feelings of burning, warmth or pain just behind the breastbone? These are the main symptoms of GERD. We’ll share treatments that will make your life more comfortable.

October 2012
Dr. Shinsato attended Humanity’s Greatest Threat: Advanced Modalities and Supportive Care for your Cancer Patient Workshop, with Dr. Dickson Thom, ND, DDS, in Seattle, WA.

September 2012
Dr. Shinsato learned about The Evolution of Disease and Biotherapeutic Drainage for Individualized Medicine, Dr. Pierre Tondelier, MD (France), in Toronto, ON to learn the applications of the new paradigm in whole person healthcare.

September 2012:  We moved! 
1) Primavita Family Medicine is now located on the corner of Bel-Red Road and 156th Ave NE.  We are excited to have a larger space, a conference room available for talks, meetings, events and three treatment rooms.  Additionally we are pleased to welcome our esteemed colleagues: Phi Huynh, EAMP of Herban Qi Eastern Medicine and Herbs and Daniel, Abney, LMP, CST.  Phi is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist who specializes in automotive and sports injuries, gastrointestinal conditions and allergies.  Daniel is a licensed massage therapist and certified Craniosacral Therapist who has over 20 years of experience with a special interest in visceral manipulation, lymphatic drainage, and helping clients reconnect with their body and accessing its full potential.

2) Dr. Shinsato attended a great seminar with a French doctor and homeopath, Dr. Pierre Tondelier:  The Evolution of Disease and Biotherapeutic Drainage for Individualized Medicine in Toronto, ON

June 20, 2012, Stomach Virus, Flu or Food Poisoning? Wed, 1-2:15pm
Mill Creek Senior Center

May 28, 2012 – May 30, 2012, Visit to Syntrion, a natural supplement company
Calw, Germany

May 15, 2012 – May 20, 2012,  Chinese Medicine Conference on Pediatrics and Fertility
TCM Kongress Rothenburg OdT, Germany

February 24, 2012, Stomach Virus, Flu or Food Poisoning?  Fri, 12:45-2pm
Peter Kirk Community Center

February 8, 2012, Good Night, Sleep Tight, Wed, 10:00-11:15
Redmond Senior Center

December 19, 2011, Good Intestines, Mon, 11:00-12:00pm
Digestion is a crucial part of our lives.  With proper digestion, we can eat a variety of foods, sleep well, and have an uncomplicated elimination process.  Without it, there are issues with acid reflux, constipation, and other health challenges.  Learn alternative choices for intestinal health.  Kenmore Senior Center

December 16, 2011, What You Can Do About Psoriasis, Fri, 12:45-2:00pm
Discover ways to control the inflammation, redness, aching and itchiness of psoriasis and prevent secondary infections.

December 9, 2011, About Anemia: Do You Have Tired Blood? Fri, 1:30-2:30pm
This discussion will cover different types of anemia, the signs and symptoms, vitamin and mineral deficiencies to watch for, and available treatment options.

November 1, 2011, Natural Approach to Memory and Concentration, Tue, 2:00-3:00
Is it just a “senior moment” or is there another explanation?  We explore brain exercises, food allergies, underlying illnesses and supplements to prevent or address memory problems. Brittany Park

November 1, 2011, Preparing for Menopause, Tue, 7-8:30pm,
Menopause is the milestone in every woman’s life that marks the end of her reproductive years.  While the average age of menopause is around 50, every woman’s body has its own unique timeline.  Investigate the role genetics plays on menopause, understand tips on exercise, diet, supplements and successful strategies to navigate symptom and treatment options will be examined.  Evergreen Hospital

October 25, 2011, Energy Boosters – Need a Boost? Tue, 6:30-8:30pm
How do you manage your energy?  Is your energy bank full, half-full or empty?  Learn how to use your energy bank more efficiently, how to re-fill and boost your energy to keep you going.  Explore nutrition, exercise, and how sleep can give you that extra energy you need. Evergreen Hospital

October 14, 2011, Restless Legs Syndrome, Fri, 12:45-2:00pm
Peter Kirk Community Center

August 4, 2011, Varicose Veins, 10-11am
Evergreen Hospital, DeYoung Pavillion

July 18, 2011, Doc Talk, 11-12pm
Kenmore Senior Center

July 15, 2011, Pressure Sores, 12:45-2pm
Peter Kirk Community Center

May 21, 2011, Acupressure Your Way to Better Health, 2-3pm
Brittany Park

May 15, 2011, Brain Health Talk, 12-1pm
Snohomish County Employee Wellness Lecture

May 13, 2011, Good Intestines, 12:45-2pm
Peter Kirk Community Center

May 3, 2011, Natural Approach to Memory and Concentration, 12:45-2pm
Northshore Senior Center

April 22, 2011, Asthma and Allergies: Surviving Spring, 12:45-2pm
Peter Kirk Community Center

April 5, 2011, Asthma and Allergies: Surviving Spring, 2-3pm
Brittany Park

April 1, 2011, UTI (Bladder Infection), 12:45-2pm
Peter Kirk Community Center

March 17, 2011, Brain Health: Hormones and Aging, 12:30-1:30
Discover the link between aging, mood, memory and mental functions.  Evergreen Healthcare

March 15, 2011, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, 7-9pm
Learn a complete, holistic approach to get you feeling well again.  Evergreen Hospital

March 2, 2011, Menopause, 7:00-9:00pm
Develop your personal plan with information on symptoms, hormone replacement therapy, nutrition, osteoporosis, exercise and sexuality.   Evergreen Hospital

March 1, 2011, UTI (Bladder Infection) 2:00-3:00pm
Infections of the urinary tract are the second most common type of infection in the body.  Learn signs, symptoms and tips to avoid infection.   Brittany Park

February 14, 2011,  Acid Reflux/GERD, 11:00-12:00pm
Do you have frequent uncomfortable feelings of burning, warmth, heat or pain just behind the breastbone?  These are the main symptoms of GERD.  We’ll share treatments that will make your life comfortable.  Kenmore Senior Center

February 10, 2011, Alternative Medicine, 2:00-3:00pm
Alternative Medicine includes, but is not limited to, homeopathy, acupuncture, nutrition, herbal remedies, relaxation techniques and supplements.  Learn how to apply these to your health care. Madison House

February 1, 2011, Pressure Sores, 2:00-3:00pm
As people age, the soft tissue becomes more fragile.  Skin becomes thinner and less elastic, and injures more easily.  Skin in this condition may easily develop a pressure sore.  Learn preventive measures and how to treat a sore.  Brittany Park

January 21, 2011, Melt Away Tension with Acupressure, 12:45-2:00pm
Use your fingers to melt away your tension. Join us for a fun, interactive and effective class.  Acupressure your way to better health!  Peter Kirk Community Center

January 20, 2011, Acid Reflux/GERD 1:00-2:30pm
Do you have frequent uncomfortable feelings of burning, warmth, heat or pain just behind the breastbone?  These are the main symptoms of GERD.  We’ll share treatments that will make your life more comfortable.  Evergreen Hospital

January 4, 2011, Upset Stomach, A Naturopathic Approach, 2:00-3:00pm
Take a closer look at common digestive problems such as constipation, diverticulosis and hiatal hernia.  Find out why they increase with age and how you can calm an upset stomach.  Brittany Park

December 15, 2010, Better Bladder Health, 2:30-3:30pm
Incontinence can happen at any age and have various causes.  Learn about the different types of incontinence primarily seen in women and available methods of treatment. Merrill Gardens, Kirkland

December 7, 2010, Acid Reflux/GERD, 12:45-2pm
Do you have frequent uncomfortable feelings of burning, warmth, heat or pain just behind the breastbone?  These are the main symptoms of GERD.  We’ll share treatments that will make your life comfortable.  Northshore Senior Center

November 10, 2010, Good Night, Sleep Tight! 1:30-2:30
Are you one of more than half of adults over 55 who has trouble sleeping?  Learn how aging, illness or medication can affect your sleep patterns and gFairwindshat may help you sleep through the night.  Fairwinds Redmond

November 17, 2010, Are you Anxious? 2:30-3:30pm
Explore the nature of anxiety and learn proven techniques that can provide long-term relief.  Merrill Gardens, Kirkland

October 25, 2010, Washington Athletic Club Health Fair, 7am-3pm
Thanks to all those who stopped by the booth to learn about Osteodenx (bone support), Lactoferrin (immune support), and how Magnetic Insoles can help improve your health!

October 22, 2010, Good Intestines, 12:45-2pm
Digestion is a crucial part of our lives.  With proper digestion, we can eat a variety of foods, sleep well, and have an uncomplicated elimination process.  Without it, there are issues with acid reflux, constipation, and other health challenges.  Learn alternative choices for intestinal health! Peter Kirk Community Center

October 2010
Dr. Shinsato attended the following engaging seminars:
1) The Assessment and Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases Using Advanced Biotherapeutic Drainage with Dr. Dick Thom, ND, DDS, Seattle WA
2) The Immune System: The Cause and Solution to Chronic Disease; Beyond Quality: Workshop on Composition, Formulation and Processing of Quality Nutritional Supplements.  Dr. Nigel Plummer, PhD

August 2010
Dr. Shinsato attended the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Annual Convention, Physician Heal Thyself, Portland, OR where she made some great connections and learned about the beauty of efficacy of naturopathic medicine.

August 4, 2010, Get your Zzzz’s, 12:45-2pm
Come and learn some simple tips to improve the quality of your sleep.  Maltby Church Primetime Group.

July 24, 2010

Dr. Shinsato attended a German Biological Medicine Seminar in Portland, OR to learn how PEKANA remedies help balance the physical, mental and emotional terrain of an individual.

July 16, 2010
Dr. Shinsato attended a Xymogen training on Improving Clinical Outcomes in Seattle, WA.  She’s excited to bring in some new products that will help improve patient outcomes.

July 16, 2010, Living with Parkinson’s, 12:45-2pm
An informational lecture on redefining wellness for Parkinson’s patients.  Peter Kirk Community Center, Kirkland

July 9, 2010, Building a Healthy Body from the Inside Out, 12:45-2pm
Do you struggle with getting the daily requirements into your diet?  Learn easy techniques and methods for sneaking in those vital nutrients and appropriate vitamin supplements.  Recipes included.  Peter Kirk Community Center, Kirkland

Apr 24, 2010, 11:30am
Nikken Wellness Preview in Bothell followed by a BBQ!  Learn how Nikken can support your wellness in the 5 pillars of health (healthy body, healthy mind, healthy families, healthy finances, healthy community).  Call Dr. Shinsato 425-273-0741 or email for directions.   For more info please visit:  See you there!

Mar 28, 2010
Dr. Shinsato gave a talk about Hot Flashes at Pharmaca’s Healthy Menopause Day.  Many women were grateful to learn about natural alternatives for addressing this issue and were encouraged to seek additional help from a health care provider who can tailor a treatment plan for their individual needs.

Feb 2010
Weight Watchers Open House, Redmond, WA.  Thanks to all the participants who stopped by our booth!

Nov 18, 2009
Healthy Digestion lecture at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy.  Participants learned basic causes of digestive problems and learned simple herbal and lifestyle tips to improve their health.

Aug 28, 2009
Dr. Shinsato enjoyed meeting local moms and their kids at the Natural Mom and Baby Day at Pharmaca.  She presented lectures to attentive moms and their babies on How to Boost Your Child’s Immune System, Natural Remedies for Allergies, and DHA’s and Brain Health.

Aug 9, 2009
Chinese Medicine 101.  An introduction to the ancient and effective medical system of the East.  Participants engaged in a lively discussion of Chinese Herbs for Health as well as learned some principles of Chinese Medicine.

Aug 2009
Columbia Athletic Health Fair, Kirkland.  Thanks to all for stopping by our booth!

May 17, 2008
Bastyr University Herb Garden Guild presentation: Flower Essences: Gentle Guides for Our Daily Journeys.  Flower Essences are wonderful tools to help us navigate our daily journeys.  This presentation included a brief history on flower essences and what emotional layers they can help one to address.  These are effective remedies that are safe to use with kids, pets, and with herbal supplements or medications.

The meeting started with a meditation on Iris Versicolor (Blue Flag) with participants sharing their insights and experience.  Iris is known for helping one to experience the joy in life.  It also encourages creativity and self-expression.

Remarks from a participant, “Thank you again for your wonderful presentation this past Saturday.  Your talk really was one of the most engaging we have had since I came to BU 8 months ago.”  -Ashley Petty, Bastyr University Development Associate


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