Needles for healing

Bridgette Jude Kinder is another tenant in the Chindamo Building, and a fairly new one. Kinder, 37, owns Ageless Acupuncture on the second floor at 360 Broadway.

She opened her aromatherapeutic healing clinic in October and has since grown the business to about 20 clients weekly. They come with various afflictions, such as depression, anxiety, infertility, digestive problems and skin disorders.

In Kinder’s practice, they find physical and mental solace in the ancient Chinese method that favors the insertion of slender stainless steel needles into different parts of the body — including the ears, the face and the gluteus maximus.

Acupuncture is “one of the most relaxing things you can do,” Kinder said. “It’s not a measurable phenomenon, (but) it unblocks blocked energy flow.”

It is also used by her arthritic patients to ease chronic pain, she said. Private and group treatment sessions are available by appointment.

Kinder also stocks a Chinese herbal apothecary and offers Ayurveda, a form of traditional Indian medicine. Kinder holds degrees in acupuncture and oriental medicine, and certifications in yoga and Reiki.

With her husband, Mark Kinder, she owned Urban Yoga in the same building from 2002 to 2005, before moving to Seattle to open a similar holistic medicine business.

Back on Broadway with a five-year lease, Kinder said: “I feel like I’m at home.” For more information, call 538-6568.


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