An Interesting Name for a Seattle Practice

The name of my clinic reflects my roots. My great, great grandfather was a small-town doctor in Kentucky. Since that time there have been many doctors in our family. I determined at an early age to pursue a different path and (somewhat to the surprise of my family) started studying Chinese language.

After living for six years studying language and working as a translator in the Republic of China (Taiwan), I found the field that has become my life’s passion. In many ways, my practice of Chinese medicine has been a return to the type of medicine my ancestors likely knew. Namely, a love for the importance of laying hands on a patient to gain information and an understanding of the key role that herbs and diet play in healing.

My diagnostic approach draws from years of study in China combined with practice for over 20 years in the U.S. In particular, I am deeply influenced by my work with Professor Wang Ju-Yi (Beijing). My work with Dr. Wang in acupuncture channel theory can be seen in our publication: Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine. To explore more thoroughly my clinical approach, please take a look at an introductory excerpt from the book at the publisher’s website. To learn more about study opportunities in Applied Channel Theory, please visit our education site. To hear an interview with me where I describe my training, please click here. To hear an interview with me describing the relationship of healing to storytelling in East Asian medicine, click here

I also teach acupuncture theory and technique at the Seattle Institute of  East Asian Medicine and volunteer at the Pike Place Senior Center treating seniors in a group setting.