Peony is an acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine practice owned and founded by Paige Barnes in Seattle. The Latin name “Paeonia,” derives from the name “Paeon.” Paeon was a Greek disciple of Asclepus, the god of medicine. In Traditional Chinese medicine, peony is a foundational herb commonly used to support women’s health and injury due to trauma. Ancient Chinese poets depict peonies as a symbol of honor, abundance, love, affection and feminine beauty.