Annie Allender Robbins is a Washington State Licensed Acupuncturist. She graduated in 2003 with a Master’s of Acupuncture from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Hallandale, FL. She is nationally certified by the National Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as a Diplomate in Acupuncture. Prior to acupuncture school, Annie received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Colorado. In addition to being trained in Classical Five Element Acupuncture, Annie has received training in Auricular Acupuncture, Acupuncture Detoxification, Pain Treatment, Facial Rejuvenation, and Zero Balancing.


Annie became interested in Classical Five Element Acupuncture through personal experience and was particularly drawn to this medicine because of its remarkable ability to heal both the body and the mind at the same time. Annie works with patients of all ages, and has a passion for working with women during their life transitions. She has continued her study in acupuncture with a 2-year post-graduate degree program with master acupuncturist Niki Bilton and many other continuing education courses. She also offers workshops and classes in how to apply the wisdom of Five Element philosophy to your life outside of the treatment room, with a focus on relationships, communication and parenting.

Outside of her practice, Annie stays busy with her two elementary aged boys, Cole and Van and her husband, Driscoll. She loves exercise and being outdoors with friends and family and is passionate about traveling as much of the world as she can with her family.



When I first started seeing Annie for acupuncture treatments about ten years ago, I was on the precipice of a major life transition and facing difficult-to-diagnose health issues. In my efforts to avoid prescription medications offered by my Primary Care Physician, and with the help of that same PCP, I found my way to Annie and my first ever acupuncture appointment. Aside from a brief time when I tried another form of acupuncture (that didn’t help me) I have been receiving Five Element Acupuncture consistently for a decade. With Five Element, healing happens not only in mind and body but my spiritual health feels tended to as well, which is very important to me. Annie is a skilled and compassionate listener and puts her whole heart into customizing each session to serve my ever-changing needs. I always look forward to my appointments with Annie because I know she will attack whatever ails me with everything she has to offer. My life is profoundly better because of Annie’s commitment in helping me find greater health.
— Ruth S. / Seattle
Annie’s grace, wisdom and care have been an invaluable part of my healthcare since becoming pregnant with my second child almost four years ago. Under Annie’s care I have not needed to return to the pharmaceutical remedies for depression, anxiety and ADHD that I had been taking on and off for a large part of my life and before becoming pregnant with my second child. Annie is always a compassionate resource and advocate for my best health and best self. I have sent friends and family her way, always with the same results: relief, improved health, and a felt sense of being truly seen and heard. I feel so grateful to have found her - truly a life changing experience for me, and the benefit of my family.
— Jennifer Y. / Seattle
Annie Allender Robbins is an excellently trained, experienced and knowledgeable acupuncturist whom I would highly recommend any time.
— H.S. / Whidbey