Faculty

DirkPortrait2-150x150Dr. Dirk P. Hein
PhD, M.Ac (UK), L.Ac, Dipl.Ac (NCCAOM)
Director, Clinic Dean

Dr. Hein has taught at the Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture, Academy of Five Element Acupuncture in Florida, Bastyr University in Seattle, Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seattle, Canadian College of Oriental Studies in Victoria, BC. He has taught Taoist philosophy at Antioch University in Seattle.
Dirk has served as a two-term president of the Acupuncture Association of Washington, and was chairman of the Washington State Acupuncture Advisory Committee to the Department of Health.

Dr. Hein is the founder and director of WuHsing Tao School. He has been in private practice in Seattle for over 27 years, and holds a “Master of Acupuncture” from the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in England. He studied in England under the tutelage of the late Professor JR Worsley, with whom he organized many seminars, clinical intensives and master-classes. He holds a teaching degree from the Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture and received his blessing from Dr. Worsley to teach Five Element Acupuncture and to carry on the tradition of this medicine his teacher brought to the West.

 

ChaiPortrait02601-150x150Chaitania Hein
MA Academic Dean, 5E Psychology

Chaitania Hein holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Antioch University and is the first person to earn a certificate degree in Five Element Psychology from WuHsing Tao School. She is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, where she received her Shakespearean training, and holds certificates in numerous art therapy courses as well as two seminar certificates in Jungian Training from the Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. She has been on the faculty of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, where she developed a performing group and co-directed the children’s summer program.

Her undergraduate degree in Depth Psychology and The Arts as a Way to Heal gave her a strong foundation which culminated in her Master’s program work; specializing in the understanding of one’s self and relating to others.  She has studied Yoga, Tai Chi and other movement therapies, such as Improvisational Theater and Creative Dance, building on a solid foundation in the Classics. She brings to her practice many years of experience as a performing artist in dance and theater, ranging from Opera Ballet to Broadway Shows. In addition she has facilitated numerous workshops and seminars for the past thirty years. She is the author of three audio tapes, called “Dance Impulse.” She has dedicated her life to the study of psychology, and her experience in teaching psychology comes together in her work with the Inner Child. She has developed many experiential methods of attuning us to various aspects of our psyche in order to not only understand, but also to experience our inner life.

 

William Mueller
Yale University B.A., Philosophy and Psychology, 1978
College of Traditional Acupuncture, UK: 1978-1985: Lic.Ac., B.Ac., M.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist, State of Massachusetts, 1988-Present.
National Board Certified Acupuncturist: Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)

Bill has been practicing acupuncture since 1979 in Massachusetts. He is the co-Director of Cambridge Health Associates, a holistic health center in Cambridge, MA.
He says, “I am devoted to the study of acupuncture.”
For more information about him, please see-   www.cambridgehealthassociates.com

 

LuSheng150LuSheng Chong,
Ed.D  Chinese History & Calligraphy

LuSheng Chong has been involved with education since 1950, and is an expert on Chinese language, literature, culture and history. He received a Doctor of Education from the University of Washington in 1979, as well as a Master’s of Education from Seattle University in 1970. He received his undergraduate degree in Chinese Language and Literature from National Taiwan Normal University. Professor Chong has taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced Chinese at the University of Washington, Seattle Central Community College, and Pacific Lutheran University, and as well as Chinese Medicine terminology at the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. His work has been published in the Mandarin Daily News, in the New Practical Chinese-English Dictionary, Mandarin Phonetics, and has translated several books and articles. He serves as the Vice Chair of the Taoist Studies Institute in Seattle, and founded the Chinese Culture Learning Center in 1975, in which he is currently the Director and instructor. More information about LuSheng Chong and his teachings can be viewed at http://www.learn-chinese.org/

 

Taunya150Taunya Mattson
L.Ac.
Clinic Supervisor, Point Lab Instructor
5E Acupuncture

Taunya Mattson is a 2008 graduate of WuHsing Tao School. She holds a Master’s in teaching from the Evergreen State College in 1998, and earned a Bachelor of Arts with focus on intellectual history in 1990. Taunya teaches Five Element Acupuncture courses at Wu Hsing Tao School, focusing in Meridians & Points and Surface Anatomy.

Taunya practices the Japanese martial art of Aikido. She appreciates stories, in their myriad forms, as a way of explaining the world we live in.
She is currently in private practice in Seattle.

 

Jonathan150Jonathan Silliman
5E Acupuncture

Jonnathan has a practice in the Northgate neighborhood, at 12000 15th Avenue NE, Suite C, Seattle 98125. He works in a multi-practitioner office in that offers chiropractic, massage, and acupuncture, as well as individualized nutrition and exercise instruction, plus cold laser therapy. You can see more about his practice at    http://www.empyreanacupuncture.com

 

Charlene Jensen, ND
Biochemistry in Nutrition, Microbiology, Pharmacology
A graduate of Bastyr University and Cortiva Institute, Charlene has been in private practice for 6 years and served as an Adjunct Faculty member at Bastyr University from 2009-2012.

 

Chris Huson
M.Ac. L.Ac.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Instructor
Tongue Diagnosis Instructor
Chinese Herbal Patent Medicine
Chris earned a Masters of Acupuncture.  He has a B.A. from Reed College, and has been teaching and practicing for over 20 years. He also specializes in pediatrics.

 

Catherine Follis
D.C   Anatomy & Physiology

Catherine Follis received her Doctor of Chiropractic, cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa and is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. She also received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Augustana College in Rock Island, Iowa. Dr. Follis is a College Accreditation Evaluator for the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), an Anatomy & Physiology instructor and team lead for Everest College, a First Aid/CPR instructor for the Red Cross, and provides Anatomy & Physiology tutoring.

Catherine teaches Anatomy and Physiology, Biomed, and other courses for WuHsing. She is currently in practice as the primary physician and owner of Bodies in Balance, a family and sports medicine practice in Seattle.

 

Brenda Loew
M.Ac., L.Ac  Japanese Acupuncture

Brenda Loew has practiced Japanese Acupuncture in Seattle since 1991. Her clinical focus is on Toyohari meridian therapy. Loew is a founding member of the Japanese Acupuncture Institute, LLC, and has taught at Bastyr University, Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the University of Washington-Seattle, and the Asian Institute of Medical Studies in Tucson, Arizona. She received her Master’s Degree in Acupuncture from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 1994. She also holds a Master’s Degrees in Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1983) and a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in German and Art History from Middlebury college in Vermont.

Brenda Loew’s professional affiliations include membership in the Toyohari Association of Japan, the Washington Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association, the North American Society of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, the American Association for Teachers of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine. Awards she has received include the Toyohari Medical Association of Japan’s Award for Outstanding Service, received in Tokyo, on March 15, 2006. More information about Brenda Loew’s background and practice may be viewed at http://www.stillpointhealth.net/brenda-loew.html

 

Rachel Diaz, M.Ac., L.Ac, Dipl.Ac, MSW

Acupuncture – Graduate at NIAOM, specialist in auricular acupuncture and founding member of the NADA program at Evergreen Treatment Services in the treatment of chemical dependency.

 

Jim Tucker

MD  5E Acupuncture

Jim Tucker is a graduate of the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (UK), earning two advanced degrees from CTCA. He graduated from the University of Toronto with an M.D. degree, and specialized in obstetrics. Dr. Tucker is the founding member of the first Canadian College for traditional Five Element Acupuncture in Victoria, BC, 1985, and is currently in private practice as a Five Element Acupuncturist in Victoria, BC.

 

Rachel Diaz
Masters Degree in Social Work
Licensed Independent clinical social worker (LICSW)
Licensed Acupuncturist  (L. Ac)
Chemical Dependency Professional  (CDP)

Rachel has been a social worker for  37 years. Her clinical jobs have included an emphasis upon mental health, working with chronically mentally ill, medical social work, working with homeless populations and the field of substance abuse. She has been a licensed acupuncturist for 23 years with an emphasis upon pain management, general practice issues, and substance use/abuse work.

She is also a Chemical Dependency Professional which allows her to put all three specialties together. Rachel currently works in downtown Seattle with formerly homeless , mentally ill substance abusers.