The Acupuncture & Body Alignment Center on Soundview Drive is the newest venue in Gig Harbor to open its doors to the health-conscious Maritime City.

Owners Michael Balmer and Brenda Duzan combine a blend of experience in acupuncture, deep tissue massage and nutrition education.

Balmer said that, in the practice, he “talks to the body’s intelligence.”

“We live in a world of toxins, and there is a general lack of nutrition,” he said. “We help people along the path to better health.”

…Duzan and Balmer believe the Western world is becoming more accepting of ancient healing methods. Their business accepts most major insurance coverage. They opened in June and said business has been steadily increasing.

The Peninsula Gateway; Gig Harbor, Washington; August 5, 2009