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 SIEAM.
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 SIEAM.
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.
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., Marguerite has been a student of acupuncture and palpation since 1997, when she began her studies at the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine. Since that time, she has continued to study palpation with Dan Bensky and Chip Chace, and for many years has assisted them in teaching palpation in the practice of acupuncture. She has also completed three years of osteopathic manual training at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Vancouver, BC.
Since 2007, Marguerite has been instrumental in making palpation a central part of the clinical experience at the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine. In addition to her extensive clinical experience, Marguerite has a unique ability to understand the specific needs of her students, especially those grappling with the early challenges of developing palpatory awareness.
Marguerite has maintained an active private practice since her graduation from SIEAM (formerly SIOM) in 2000.
Yefim Gamgoneishvili, 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.
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.
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 SIEAM and is the Dean Emeritus. 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 SIEAM's teaching clinic.
Greg Lewerenz, LMP, RYT, E.A.M.P.
Greg Lewerenz, DAHM, LMP, RYT, E.A.M.P. graduated from the Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine in 2009, and he returned to complete a Doctor of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine degree in 2017. 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 SIEAM 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 SIEAM he is a clinic supervisor and teaches classes on herbal medicine and medical Chinese. Craig is currently the President of SIEAM.
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.
Jen Resnick, L.AC.
An international champion and nationally-renown martial arts instructor, Jen began her TCM practice in Oakland, CA where she was the Head Instructor of a community martial arts center. There, she combined Chinese medicine theory with the practice of martial arts, qi gong and meditation to investigate the path of somatic healing and empowerment through movement. Her training in Qi Gong and Zheng Gu Tui Na trauma medicine allows her, in turn, to effectively treat sports injuries and musculoskeletal pain. She has since taught Zheng Gu Tui Na at national martial arts conferences, has been a visiting faculty member at Tri-State College of Acupuncture, Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine, PCOM-NY and has taught continuing education courses in New York, California, Montreal and France.
Jen is also a founding member of the Global Alternative Healthcare Project, one of the first organizations to offer TCM-based medical aid internationally. She has led trips to Indonesia, Nepal, Navajo Nation and Jackson WY to offer free, high quality care to communities in need.
Jen’s educational background includes a B.A. in Semiotics from Brown University, MSTOM from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She graduated with a Doctor of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine from Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine. She is nationally certified with the NCCAOM in Chinese herbs and acupuncture, and currently practices at Evolve Health + Wellness in NYC.
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 was the SIEAM librarian for over 10 years. 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 SIEAM 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 SIEAM.
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 SIEAM.
Katherine Taromina, D.A.C.M., L.Ac.
Katherine Taromina, DACM., L.Ac. graduated Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (NY) in 1998. She has advanced training and clinical experience in East Asian Medicine sports medicine and providing supportive care for cancer patients. Prior to joining SIEAM, Kathy served first as an acupuncturist, then as the Program Manager for the Integrative Therapies Program of Columbia University Medical Center. Kathy is a researcher with an interest in the conducting clinical trials that will expand patients access to East Asian Medicine. She is a student and assistant for Tom Bisio 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 SIEAM.
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 SIEAM.
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.