About Doug C. Ko
- Washington State licensed East Asian Medicine Practitioner
- Masters Degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
- The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) Diplomate in Acupuncture
- Diplomate in Chinese Herbology
- Member of Washington East Asian Medicine Association (WEAMA)
- Member of World Association of Tung's Acupuncture
- Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist
He earned a Master’s degree (three years) in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbology from Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (SIOM) in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Dan Bensky and Dr. Xie were his teachers among others.
Doug is a licensed East Asian Medicine Practitioner (EAMP) and holds two National Diplomates in Chinese herbology and acupuncture from National Certification Commission Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). After graduation, he visited South Korea and developed a mentorship with Dr. Kim in Seoul, South Korea who studied in Taiwan. Doug’s been practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbology for years.
He is fluent in reading classical and modern Chinese. After he graduated from SIOM, he went back to original source of Chinese medicine before modernized Chinese medicine. He is especially interested in and tries to emulate Ming dynasty physician, Zhang Jing Yue (1563 to 1640) tradition. In addition he is also trying to gain insight from the oldest existing Chinese medicine classic, Nei Jing (Circa B.C. 722 – 221, Inner Classic) and Shang Han Lun discussion on damage) by Zhang Zhong Jing (Circa A.D. 150 – 219) from Eastern Han dynasty. He also tries to learn clinical applications from some of modern masters. Doug considers himself as a purist or a traditionalist of Chinese medicine who draws and utilizes the ancient knowledge and experience from the Classics. Doug has been successful in treating general health conditions such as low energy, severe headache, stomach conditions, muscular pain, women’s health such as menstruation cycle –related- conditions, and even successes with infertility.
At SIOM, Doug was taught Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) style of acupuncture. Years ago he had opportunity to come across and read Master Tung’s acupuncture book written in Chinese by Dr. Wei Chieh Young who is one of direct disciples of Master Tung. In 2006, Doug went to Dr. Young’s four day seminar “The Complete Courses of Tung’s Acupuncture” and in addition he attended “The Best of Master Tung’s Points” by Susan Johnson. Doug completed the continuation four day seminar taught by Dr. Young, “Advanced Seminar of Tung’s Acupuncture” in October 2008 and he participated again in November 2012. Doug further attended "One Needle Therapy and Palm Diagnosis Seminar" a four day seminar taught by Dr. Young in September 2009 and he participated again in November 2011. For more information about Dr. Wei Chieh Young visit his website at http://www.drweichiehyoung.com/. Doug has been utilizing Master Tung’s style of acupuncture ever since.
His published articles are "Some aspects of Chong Zi and Chong Xian & Contra lateral needling" and "Der Vorbehalt des Gesetzes im Hinblick auf die faktischen Beeintraechtigungen der Gurndrecthe."