Daniel Altschuler, Ph.D. (China), L.Ac. studied and taught Chinese medicine in Taiwan for nearly 15 years, apprenticing under Dr. Lee Chen-Yu. He has an MA (1992) in Asian religions from UCLA and a Ph.D. (2005) in Chinese medicine from Guangzhou Chinese Medical College. His specialties include neuropathy and chronically stubborn diseases. He has authored the translation entitled Neuropathy: Traditional Chinese Herbal Treatment in a Modern Medical Environment. Daniel is an instructor for Chinese medical theory and language and is a clinical supervisor.
Betsy Baker-Bold, M.P.T., O.C.S., C.M.P.T.
Betsy Baker-Bold, M.P.T., O.C.S., C.M.P.T., earned her Master's Degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Puget Sound in 1996, after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science there in 1993. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Certified Manual Physical Therapist through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Betsy is an owner and managing partner of Olympic Physical Therapy in Everett and is also an Official Medical Provider for the United States Ski Team. Betsy teaches physical medicine at SIOM.
Janette Baugh, M.Ac., LMP, M.Ed., E.A.M.P.
Janette Baugh, M.Ac., LMP, M.Ed., E.A.M.P., is a graduate of the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (1994) and the Brenneke School of Massage (1990). She is a certified Toyohari acupuncture practitioner and maintains a private practice in Seattle. Janette teaches Manaka style acupuncture and material on the eight extra channels.
Dan Bensky, D.O.
Dan Bensky, D.O., is a graduate of the Macau Institute of Chinese Medicine (1975), the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (1982), and the University of Washington (M.A. in Chinese Literature,1996). Dan has translated and edited several texts on East Asian medicine including Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica and Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas and Strategies. Dan is one of the founders of the Seattle Institute. Dan teaches palpation and acupuncture techniques at SIOM.
Stephen Brown, E.A.M.P.
Stephen Brown, E.A.M.P., graduated from the Japan Central Acupuncture College in 1983. He is licensed in Japan in acupuncture, moxibustion and acupressure. Stephen has written several articles and translated several texts into English from Japanese including Introduction to Meridian Therapy and Finding Effective Acupuncture Points by Denmei Shudo. He is one of the instructors for the Japanese acupuncture courses and supervises in the Japanese acupuncture and shiatsu clinics.
Charles Chace, L.Ac.
Charles Chace, L.Ac. graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1984. He is the author and translator of a wide variety of books and articles on acupuncture and Chinese medicine including, A Qin Bowei Anthology, The Yellow Emperor's Systematic Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion,Channel Divergences, Deeper Pathways of the Web, andExposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels. Chip teaches palpation and acupuncture techniques at SIOM.
Rachel Diaz, M.S.W., E.A.M.P.
Rachel Diaz, M.S.W., E.A.M.P., received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington (1978) and her acupuncture degree from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (1990). She served as the acupuncture program manager at Evergreen Treatment Services from 1992 to 2008. Currently she is doing private practice acupuncture, as well as working with previously homeless substance abusers in downtown Seattle. Rachel teaches the public health and chemical dependency course.
Marguerite Dinkins, M.Ac.O.M., E.A.M.P.
Marguerite Dinkins, M.Ac.O.M., E.A.M.P., received her Master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine in 2000. Since then, she has been in private practice in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle. She teaches and supervises students in palpation and tuina.
Yefim Gangoneishvili, L.Ac.
Yefim Gangoneishvili, L.Ac., is a graduate of the San Francisco College of Acupuncture (1991). Yefim teaches point location, channel palpation, and acupuncture techniques, as well as supervising in clinic. He has served on the faculty of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, New York College of Holistic Health Education and Research, and the Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts.
Kimberly Ivy began her qi gong training 35 years ago in Tucson. In 1993 she settled in Seattle, Washington and shortly after founded Embrace the Moon Taijiquan and Qigong, Inc. Kim holds black belts in Judo & Aikido and is certified in several different Qigong systems. Kimberly has developed qi gong programs for those with special health concerns including Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.
Christina Jackson, L.Ac.
Christina Jackson, L.Ac. supervises student interns utilizing acupuncture and Chinese herbs. She graduated over twenty years ago from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Christina’s focus is women’s health, internal medicine, and fertility.
Li Jin, D.A.O.M., E.A.M.P.
Li Jin, D.A.O.M., E.A.M.P., began her TCM study in 1988 at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, where she earned her first Bachelor's degree in Traditional Chinese medicine. Dr. Jin also received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (2005). Her area of specialty is women's health and pain management. Dr. Jin maintains a private practice in Seattle. She teaches gynecology and supervises in the teaching clinic at SIOM.
Paul Karsten, M.Ed., E.A.M.P.
Paul Karsten, M.Ed., E.A.M.P., is a graduate of SAMRA University of Oriental Medicine (1982) and received a Master's degree in medical education from the University of Washington (1996). Paul is one of the founders of SIOM and currently the Dean. He teaches in the theory courses.
Joshua Lerner, M.T.C.M., E.A.M.P.
Joshua Lerner, M.T.C.M., E.A.M.P., graduated from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2001. He also received a master's degree in Japanese Literature from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1994. He has done advanced study in tuina and has a particular interest in the treatment of traumatic injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. Joshua supervises in SIOM's teaching clinic.
Greg Lewerenz, LMP, RYT, E.A.M.P.
Greg Lewerenz, LMP, RYT, E.A.M.P. graduated from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine in 2009. He is a licensed massage therapist, registered Certified Anusara yoga instructor and yoga therapist, and current SIOM doctoral student. In 2017 Greg completed a year-long continuing education training in orthopedic acupuncture with Matthew Callison and is Certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture. Greg has studied tuina in both China & the USA, and is the owner of Foster Wellness in Seattle.
Sue Machtley, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC
Sue Machtley, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, graduated from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2006 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Certified Manual Physical Therapist through the University of St. Augustine. She is the practice owner at Green Grass Physical Therapy. Sue teaches the surface anatomy sequence at SIOM and assists in the physical medicine series.
Craig Mitchell, Ph.D.(China), E.A.M.P.
Craig Mitchell, Ph.D.(China), E.A.M.P., received a Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco (1993). Craig completed his PhD from the China Academy of TCM (Beijing) in 2006. He has written numerous articles and translated several Chinese medical texts, including On Cold Damage: Translation and Commentaries. At SIOM he is a clinic supervisor and teaches classes on herbal medicine and medical Chinese. Craig is currently the President of SIOM.
Sachiko Nakano, M.AC., E.A.M.P.
Sachiko Nakano, M.AC., E.A.M.P., is a graduate of the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (1995). She is also certified by the Toyohari Acupuncture Association and is currently a Toyohari Program faculty member. She has translated for and studied with some of Japan's prominent practitioners. Sachiko has established outreach clinics for under-served patients. She is a clinical supervisor for our students at the Asian Counseling and Referral Service.
Holly Nochimson, E.A.M.P.
Holly Nochimson, E.A.M.P. practices traditional mat shiatsu. She graduated from The Shiatsu Institute and Therapy Center in San Francisco, CA in 1993. She earned her certification in traditional Thai massage at The Traditional Hospital at Chiang Mai, Thailand in 1996. In 2004 Holly earned her Master’s degree in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Holly is adjunctive faculty at SIOM teaching shiatsu techniques.
Jason Robertson, E.A.M.P.
Jason Robertson, E.A.M.P., is a graduate of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (2000). He is involved in ongoing post-graduate studies in Beijing with acupuncture specialist, Dr. Wang. In collaboration, they wrote and published Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine (Eastland Press, 2008). Jason maintains a private practice in Seattle. He teaches acupuncture point groups and point location.
Andrea Russell, M.Ac.O.M., E.A.M.P.
Andrea Russell, M.Ac.O.M., E.A.M.P., began her Chinese medical education at the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2000, and received her Master's degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine in 2006. She maintains a busy private practice in West Seattle and has served as the SIOM librarian since 2005. She teaches the practice management course to third-year students.
Allen Sayigh, M.Ac.O.M., L.Ac.
Allen Sayigh, M.Ac.O.M., L.Ac. graduated from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine in 1999. A fascination with herbs drew him into the field of Oriental Medicine and he began managing the school dispensary while a student at SIOM. He is presently the herbal dispensary manager for SIOM as well as at Bastyr University. He teaches courses covering the interactions between pharmaceuticals and herbal therapy.
Susan Scott, E.A.M.P.
Susan Scott, E.A.M.P., has been in private practice in the Seattle area for close to twenty years. She graduated from NIAOM in 1985. She actively utilizes Toyohari acupuncture, Manaka ion-pumping cord techniques, Nogier auricular acupuncture, and cranial sacral assessments in her practice. She also uses the Nogier VAS technique to assist her decisions regarding herbal supplements. Susan teaches Auriculotherapy and supervises in the teaching clinic at SIOM.
DeAnza Spaulding, M.A., L.M.H.C.
DeAnza Spaulding, M.A., L.M.H.C. graduated from the Western Seminary of Seattle with a master’s degree in counseling psychology (2002). She has a private practice specializing in working with sexual and ethnic minority populations. She provides workshops on multi-cultural competency. DeAnza teaches the Communication Skills course at SIOM.
Jutta von Stieglitz, M.D.
Jutta von Stieglitz, M.D., received her M.D. from the Medical School at Universitaet Hamburg in 1995. Her specialty interest is pediatrics. She worked in pediatrics at the University of North Carolina and Duke University from 1997 - 2005. Jutta has a particular interest in case based medical education and its use in training acupuncturists in preparation for working alongside biomedical practitioners. She teaches the western clinical science series at SIOM.
Katherine Taromina, D.A.C.M., L.Ac.
Katherine Taromina, D.A.C.M., L.Ac., will be joining SIOM as the Academic Dean and a clinic supervisor in early 2018. In addition to clinical practice, she has been actively engaged in research related to the use of Chinese medicine and other integrative therapies with adult and pediatric cancer patients. Kathy serves as Chair for the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and is on the Board of Trustees for the Society of Integrative Oncology (SIO). She is a student and assistant for Tom Bisio and an assistant instructor at New York Internal Arts (NYIA) and International Arts International (IAI).
Yiwen Su, M.T.C.M.(China), E.A.M.P.
Yiwen Su, M.T.C.M.(China), E.A.M.P, began his TCM study in 1980 at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, where he earned his Master's degree in Traditional Chinese medicine. After graduation Dr. Su received one year additional clinical training in Dermatology and General Surgery in the Hospital of Sichuan Province. Dr. Su maintains a private practice in Seattle. He teaches classes in internal medicine and dermatology at SIOM.
Yun Wang, M.D. (China), M.Ac., E.A.M.P.
Yun Wang, M.D. (China), M.Ac., E.A.M.P., received his medical training at the Qingdao Medical College (1978) and supplemented his acupuncture training at the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (1993). He maintains a private practice in Seattle specializing in treatment of musculoskeletal pain, trauma and stroke. Dr. Wang is a supervisor in the clinical training at SIOM.
Liangxi Zheng, M.T.C.M. (China),E.A.M.P.
Liangxi Zheng, M.T.C.M. (China),E.A.M.P., is a graduate of the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (1991). His specialty in China was acupuncture techniques with expertise in scalp acupuncture for treating stroke patients. Liangxi teaches acupuncture techniques and participates in clinical training.