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. Mind body medicine 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 Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan.

She became interested in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine after having experienced the benefits herself as a patient due to fatigue and shoulder pain. After seeing a western medical doctor and being told “nothing is wrong with you, just take the prescribed pain killer pills for the pain.” However, she still continued to experience the same symptoms. Next, she then decided to see an Acupuncturist and was told of “Qi stagnation and deficient Qi”. After having a few acupuncture sessions along with herbs which reduced her symptoms tremendously. Naomi continued her treatments to keep her body & spirit well balanced.

Naomi’s gentle, compassionate approach ensures that her patients will feel thoroughly relaxed and comfortable. She also offers a wide variety of acupuncture methods so as to determine which method is the best treatment for each individual patient’s needs.

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.

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

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

Languages spoken: English, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese

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Dr. Yinhsu Liu, ND, MBSR Certified Teacher

Dr. Yinhsu Liu is a Naturopathic Doctor and a Registered Dietitian providing holistic wellness consultation to patients around the world. She is one of the few Naturopathic Doctors who has the dual degree of N.D. and R.D. as well as further training in biofeedback as approved by Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. In addition, she has received extensive training in craniosacral therapy with Dr. Faith Christenson as well as completed a two-year certificate program in homeopathy with Dr. Paul Herscu and Dr. Amy Rothenberg of the New England School of Homeopathy.

Born in Taiwan and grew up in the east coast, Dr. Liu has travelled extensively for professional and volunteer work across the globe. Most recently, she was a resident Naturopathic consultant at Chiva-Som, the world-renowned health and wellness resort in Thailand. Prior to her overseas work, she practiced holistic wellness care in New York and Los Angeles. Her unique background and diverse experiences over the years have allowed her to connect and help a range of clienteles in achieving a holistic wellness mindset and lifestyle. Dr. Yinhsu is excited to be back in the Pacific Northwest where she’ll continue to help individuals as a Naturopathic doctor and coach to achieve holistic wellness goals.

Languages spoken: English, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese

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Dr. Judy Lin, ND

Judy Lin - licensed Naturopathic physicianDr. Lin is a licensed Naturopathic physician who graduated and received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from Bastyr University, the nation’s leading Naturopathic medical school and is one of the four federally accredited medical schools specializing in the natural healing arts.

Dr. Lin believes strongly in body’s inherent ability to heal itself through the uses of therapies that are safe, natural, and effective. She practices as a Naturopathic family physician and specializes in pediatrics eczema and IV Therapy. As a Naturopathic practitioner, she uses a patient-centered approach to healing in her practice through hearing her patients’ truest needs for wellness and works alongside her patients by encouraging them to take active role in their health.

Dr. Lin is fluent in both English and Mandarin, she is also a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Languages spoken: English, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese

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Taylor Barnts (Office Manager)

Lauren is a graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with degrees in both Communication Studies and Theatre Performance. Her love of the outdoors and the arts brought her to the Pacific Northwest in early 2015.

She became interested in the body’s inherent ability to heal itself after enduring chronic and debilitating migraines for 12 years and finding a cure in natural care. In addition, Lauren has been vegetarian since 2005 and vegan since 2011, decisions that were driven by her desire to do the best for her health, the environment, and the creatures that share this earth with us. Thus, health and nutrition are an integral part of her every day life. She could not be happier to work with and learn from such a wonderful team of doctors in an office that works with patients to find their natural path to wellness.

When not at the clinic, Lauren can be found acting throughout Seattle. She is a Certified Actor combatant and enjoys swinging swords and quarterstaffs around both on stage and on film.

Languages spoken: English

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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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