Dr. Wu-Hsun (Tom) Yang ND, LAc, LMP

Getting to know yourself is the first step on the journey to wellness.

Wu-Hsun (Tom) Yang, ND, LAc, LMP obtained his doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and masters in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Bastyr University (Kenmore, WA) in 2016. For the past 4 years, Dr. Tom Yang has worked as a licensed massage practitioner at Monroe Therapeutic Massage. Prior to graduate school, he was employed by a local non-profit organization to promote education and prevention of HIV and STIs in the LGBTQ population and amongst homeless young adults.

As a healthcare provider, Dr. Tom Yang’s primary goal is to facilitate the process of healing by using various modalities to draw awareness to systems that are out of balance. He believes effective healing can happen when there is a therapeutic alliance between the patient and the provider that is built on mutual-respect.  He fosters a supportive environment that allows patients to learn about their health and empowers them to make informed choices.  His goal is to deliver safe and effective treatments that are individualized and involve the patient in maximizing their wellbeing.

He is currently accepting United, First Choice, Aetna, Cigna, PIP, and Cash patients.

Dr. Yang Specializes in:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Sleep Health
  • Biofeedback and Behavioral Health
  • Physical Medicine
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Pain Management

Experience:

  • Externship at Shanghai Shuguang Hospital, affiliated with Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medicine University, Summer 2016
  • Massage Therapy at M3Bodyworks/Monroe Therapeutic Massage, 2013-Present
  • President of TCM Sports Medicine Club at Bastyr University, 2015-2016
  • Student Staff Counselor at Bastyr University Counseling Center, 2014-2015
  • Teaching Assistant for Physical Clinical Diagnoses Lab at Bastyr University, 2013-2014
  • HIV/STD Prevention Education Outreach Coordinator at Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 2007-2011

Featured Publications:

A. Nasrallah, T.W.H. Yang, I. L. Bernstein. (2009) Long-Term Risk Preference and Suboptimal Decision Making Following Adolescent Alcohol Use. Proceeding of National Academy of Sciences, 106, 17600-17604. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0906629106

Education:

Degrees and Major Programs:

  • Bastyr University, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, 2016
  • Bastyr University, Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 2016
  • Bellevue Massage School, Massage Therapy Certificate and license, 2012
  • University of Washington, Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology, 2007
  • University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 2007

Additional Training:

  • Acupuncture Detoxification, NADA, 2015
  • Kinesiotaping I and II with Dr. Takakura, 2012
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy I and II with Dr. Masa Takakura, 2016

Volunteer Work:

Community Advisory Board Member at HIV Vaccine Trials Unit, 2008-2011

Professional Associations:

  • Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP)
  • Washington East Asian Medicine Association (WEAMA)
  • American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)

Hobbies and Fun:

  • Jogging
  • Reading
  • Traveling
  • Film Festivals

Fun Fact:

Dr. Yang grew up in Taiwan and is fluent in Mandarin.

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