Meet the Team


David Ta-Jen Lin, EAMP, Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)

David is a graduate from Bastyr University, one the most prestigious schools in Complementary Medicine in the country. He is nationally board certified by National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

He started his path on healing medicine as young as age 15. He began to self-study meditation and qigong. At early twenties, he traveled to different places and visited various healing art institutions to learn medical qigong. His true passion in Oriental Medicine led him to move to Seattle to study Chinese Medicine at Bastyr University and obtained his license in 2006.

Aside from his academy training, David has undertaken many years of study in various disciplines in Oriental Medicine. He has studied Advanced Qigong Therapy since 2004 with Master Zhao Xue-Zhong, a renowned Qigong Master from China. The healing power of Qigong greatly enhances the therapeutic outcome by balancing the internal flow of one’s vital energy. He has completed an extensive training in Chinese Auricular Medicine with Dr. Li-Chun Huang, who is also known as the ‘Mother of Contemporary Auricular Medicine’. He also studied under Dr. Jimmy Wei-Yen Chang’s special pulse diagnostic system which enables him to stand out from the rest of other acupuncturists in providing a more comprehensive health analysis and finding out the underlying issues which cause the symptoms.   In order to deepen his knowledge in the root of this fascinating medicine, David traveled back to his birthplace- Taiwan to study with a well-known scholar Chong-He Wang some of the most ancient Taoist knowledge which allows him to analyze correctly one’s constitution in order to provide the most comprehensive and accurate diagnosis and treatment. He also completed a full training in Advanced TCM Therapeutic Tui-Na at Taiwan Chiropractic Association. Recently David has taken special training in Dr. Zhu’s Scalp acupuncture which specializes in post-stroke and spinal injury recovery.

In 2012, he created the very first complete Postpartum Recovery Program in the Pacific Northwest. This unique program has benefited numerous new moms to recover from their childbirth. He is currently working closely with birth professionals such as OBs, midwives, doulas, and psychotherapists as well as postpartum meal services to promote the awareness and importance of postpartum wellness in the local community.

His professional membership includes Washington East Asian Medicine Association, American Pregnancy Association, Postpartum Support International of Washington, and American Fertility Association.

His specialty includes pain management, sleep disorder, digestive complaints, emotional balance, post-stroke and spinal injuries, women’s health such as fertility, prenatal & postpartum support and menopausal symptoms. The mind-body connection is his main focus that sets him apart from other practitioners.

Languages spoken: English, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, some Japanese

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Naomi Umehara Floyd, EAMP, Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)

Naomi graduated from Samra University in Los Angeles, California with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan. She holds East Asian Medical Practitioner license since 2006 in Washington State.

Naomi has been treating patients with various diagnoses in this busy clinic for over 10 years. Naomi strives to listen deeply to the needs of every patient and provides a sense of trust and compassion. She believes that combining a caring relationship with traditional treatment skills make for the most effective healing process. Naomi has a strong focus on prevention that is beneficial in the maintenance of good health despite the many demands and challenges of a busy lifestyle.

She has successfully treated men and women for a variety of issues such as pain management, sleep disorder, digestive complaints, emotional balance, post-stroke and spinal injuries, allergies, women’s health such as fertility, prenatal & postpartum support, menstrual and menopausal symptoms and many other internal or external ailments. She also offers Cosmetic face-lift acupuncture sessions for lifting self-esteem.

Naomi’s gentle, compassionate approach ensures that her patients will feel thoroughly relaxed and comfortable.
Languages spoken: English, Japanese

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Dr. Albert Lin, ND, MD (Taiwan)

Dr. Albert Tzuping Lin is a licensed naturopathic physician with a solid conventional medical background. He has been practicing clinical medicine for more than ten years, first in conventional medicine (holistic and emergency care) and currently in naturopathic medicine. Understanding the principles of both medical worlds, he integrates knowledge to provide individualized sessions. His specialized practice focuses on the management of chronic illness, including digestive issues, menopause symptoms, allergy, neurological conditions, endocrine disorders, physical and emotional imbalance and rejuvenation. Optimal lifestyle recommendations for each specific condition, such as food selection, sleep and exercise build up the fundamental basis of recovery. Supplementation, herbal medicine, and hydrotherapy are also in his spectrum of practice.

In addition, he puts emphasis on Craniosacral Therapy, a subtle hands-on technique. Advanced Craniosacral Therapy is a path of treating the whole physical body, emotions, body memories, energetic blockages and learning spiritual lessons all at the same time. His interesting in Qigong and Meridian channels also brings a unique understanding of performing this technique. Healing and transformation are possible when people are willing to embrace inner wisdom with love and acceptance.

Health is a reflection of physical, emotional, spiritual, and energetic balance. Dr. Albert Lin is committed to helping people overcome obstacles to achieve this essential equilibrium.

Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, Kenmore, Washington, US
Doctor of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung city, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Taiwan Medical Association
Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine

Languages spoken: English, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese

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Sachiko Oshio Ph.D. CNM, ARNP

Sachiko a certified nurse-midwife, trained and educated both in Japan and the US. Now retired from delivering babies, providing women’s healthcare in Bellevue. I am also a psych-mental health NP who specializes in mental health of women related to the reproductive cycle. Her experiences include clinical midwifery including hospital birth, gynecological care, teaching undergraduate and graduate students, writing and translating OB and nursing books.

Nadeshiko Women’s Clinic is a small intimate clinic, residing within the 1st Choice Acupuncture Office, taking care of women’ health issues. Services include annual women’s check-up, testing and treating STDs, prescribing birth control methods, initial screening of fertility testing, prenatal care, postpartum care, and lactation consultation.

Sachiko enjoys reading, singing, and good movies. She loves dogs and cats, and sometimes, horseback riding.

Languages spoken: English, Japanese

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Katherine Ailshire (Office Manager)

Katherine is a Texas native who is excited to be a part of the team at 1st Choice. She is a graduate of Austin College where she studied International Relations and Communications.

She was first introduced to holistic treatment methods and acupuncture while teaching U.S. foreign policy in China, and continues to learn more from our staff while they work with our patients.

Katherine lives in Woodinville with her partner and enjoys playing sports, exploring the outdoors, and performing standup comedy.

Languages spoken: English, Conversational Spanish

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Kathy Nguyen (Office Manager)

I’m a mother of three girls, I’ve been exposed to herbal medicine all my life my aunt and my mom are really into alternative healing, but I love to learn more. I’ve always been curious of other techniques of medicines and is very interested in learning more.

I’ve been married for 17 years with three girls.

I went to Lake Washington Technical college to get my certificate in Social and Human Service. I am very active with my girls school was even a PTA president at one time.

Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese

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Mamta Dharmadhikari (Accounts Receivables Specialist)

Mamta has a Master’s Degree in Banking and Finance from University of Pune, India. She has extensive accounting and banking experience across multiple Fortune 500 companies including Citibank. Mamta takes care of our billing, electronic health record system and account receivables by working with various insurance / financial institutions representing the clinic and working with our patients.

Mamta is very passionate about volunteering for different organizations in the community. She is an active volunteer at Hopelink and elementary/middle schools in Redmond. Mamta is also the co-chair of a math enrichment program at Norman Rockwell Elementary and supports multiple PTA activities.

Mamta lives in Redmond with her husband and two children. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, listening to music and going on hikes with friends and family.

In her words, “I am very excited to be part of this team that is dedicated to improve our patients’ well-being.”

Languages Spoken: English, Hindi

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