My name is Wendy and I am a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Washington as well as being nationally recognized as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM. I received my Masters of Science in Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine from Bastyr University. During my studies, I completed over 1,100 hours of supervised clinical shifts treating hundreds of unique patients. While at Bastyr, I also completed a summer intensive massage program and as a result I am also a licensed massage therapist in the state of Washington.
My family influenced my journey into Traditional Chinese Medicine. When I was a child, my grandfather once helped to relieve some stomach pain that I was having through medical Qi Gong. Qi Gong is the practice of manipulating the bodies energy or “Qi” through meditation and a gentle laying on of hands. My grandfather also employed Chinese herbal medicine to treat a canker sore that I had developed. Both experiences would have a profound impact on my path to becoming a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I thought my grandfather possessed a magical power, one that I too wanted to have.
My aunt is a Biology professor who encouraged me to pursue studies in both biology and chemistry to help provide a richer understanding in how acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine encouraged the body to maintain a state of homeostasis. During my course work in chemistry and biology I was exposed to the acupuncture program at Bastyr University. I felt compelled to combine my studies of western science and the magic that my grandfather exposed me to.
I am bilingual and speak English and Mandarin Chinese. I seek to meet patients where they are in their journey towards wellness by creating a safe space for patients to be seen and heard, while creating unique treatment plans tailored towards their individual goals.
I am passionate about reducing musculoskeletal pain, improving digestive health, women’s health, and providing mood support. I do this by applying acupuncture, Chinese style massage therapy, and my understanding of Chinese Herbal Medicine.
When I am not serving my patients I enjoy outdoor adventures with my animals, traveling to unfamiliar destinations, and finding tasty places to eat.