John Aguilar, Jr, DAOM, EAMP, Dipl OM (NCCAOM)
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Practitioner, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Seattle, WA
Adjunct Faculty/Lecturer, Northwestern Health Sciences University
Adjunct/Clinical Faculty, Bastyr University
My girlfriend and I have been in Seattle for over three years now and we absolutely love it. As she likes to say, "We live in a calendar." All the pictures you see on this website are from travels we have taken all over the Pacific Northwest.
My love for taking pictures reflects my appreciation for
beauty and my purpose in medicine. I can't help but be
struck by the perfect aligning of tree branches, clouds,
sunrays, or mountain ridges... It's almost as if a secret
- the secret - were revealed in a flash.
For me, beauty is truth, seeing, knowing what is actually there, again, that inner secret revealed. Amidst the constant shifting, there are moments of return, of re-alignment, attunement and then a supernovic explosion of perfection... it's beautiful.
Patients are brought in by that experience of
non-alignment, of being out-of-tune. They are
tired of internal shifts trending away from peace. Ever since I was a little kid, what I see in people is exactly that internal misalignment. And I see it over-laying this glorious brilliance of innate divinity, of perfect beauty. I see two people in one, really just one person struggling for not fully aligning with themself.
Medicine is my tool for aiding people in realigning. Together we
take a journey, walking back down the winding path of their life,
until we finally crest the hill, forge the river that allows that view
of their own personal perfection, their own beauty of who they