In 2011, April Hinsberger decided she could do anything she wanted with her life and quit her corporate job.
She didn’t know what the “ultimate goal” was, but she didn’t want to continue her current trajectory. That’s when she discovered yoga and vipassana meditation and her vision for helping others in wellness was born. She attended Bastyr University the next year and earned a BS in Natural Health Science and an MS in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (herbal medicine certification).
While at Bastyr Hinsberger knew she needed full autonomy to practice healthcare the way she wanted to. Knowing that a nursing education was more holistic than a medical degree and more versatile than a naturopathic degree, she decided to attend Seattle University and become a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner.
“I wanted to be able to order necessary labs, manage medication and take insurance. I figured if I was to be an advocate for natural healing, I should have feet on both sides of the fence,” she said.
Along the way, Hinsberger earned a massage license and has taken in depth functional medicine classes. She also became an ordained minister and believes that in addition to mind and body, healing has a deep spiritual component.
Hinsberger decided to call her business Manifest Medicine. Manifest means to take something theoretical and make it real.
“We can manifest disease just as we can manifest wellness,” she said. “I do not describe myself as a ‘healer’, instead I am a facilitator of healing transformation.”
Before coming to The Healing Arts Center, she worked as an integrative NP for the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe in Port Angeles.
You can reach her at http://www.manifestmedicine.com/, by calling 650-437-5683 or visiting The Healing Art Center. She is available during the Healing Arts Fair on Nov. 2-3; Tuesdays at Mandala Yoga studio’s Community Acupuncture clinic; and is offering free 15-minute health consults for new patients.