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Dr. Yajuan Wang graduated from a medical university in China with a MD in Chinese Medicine in 1982 where she studied both western and Chinese medicine. She then was a practicing internist for 10 years in China. She has been in practice and teaching medicine both in China and the US for over 20 years. She is a National Board Certified Acupuncturist and also served as a board member in the Acupuncture Association of Washington between 1999-2001.

Dr. Wang founded the OMC in 1992 and has successfully treated more than 1500 patients with a wide variety of physical conditions. She has been well known in the greater Seattle area and was voted best acupuncturist by the Seattle Weekly readers in 1995.

  

Dr. Wang specializes in internal medicine, neurological conditions, and women’s health, with special focus on infertility issues for women and men. She has successfully treated numerous patients who were unable to achieve pregnancy. She has also received certification in Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation.

Dr. Wang deeply believes that bringing people into balance is the key to preventing and treating disease. She treats patients with a holistic focus, using acupuncture, Chinese herbs, dietary and lifestyle counseling. She has also received certification in Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation. Dr. Wang always considers that the body's ability to heal is connected to the mind. She believes that healing occurs naturally when assisted with the correct expertise. Dr. Wang enjoys skiing, reading, writing and cooking in her spare time.

Last year Elesvier published Dr. Wang's book "Micro-Acupuncture in Practice", a book other acupuncturists and teachers use to further their expertise in applying the art of acupuncture.

Micro-Acupuncture in Practice Book Cover

Dr. Wang has served as an associate professor at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. Bastyr is one of the world’s leading academic centers for advancing knowledge in the natural health sciences. In 1999, Dr. Wang’s students voted her "faculty member of the year".

How I came to believe in acupuncture:

After graduating from medical school in China, I began working as an intern in the local hospital. One day, a patient came in with paralysis of her arms and legs. She was a 3-4 on the muscle tone scale in her extremities, which means that there was moderate loss of muscle tone and sensory abnormalities. After a full medical exam and lab work, she was diagnosed with "Guillain-Barre Syndrome" which is an acquired demyelinating neuropathy. From a western medical view, her prescription included vitamins, Heparin, plasmapheresis, and immunosuppressive agents. We followed standard medical procedure and within three weeks the patient was almost back to normal. We prescribed more medications, as well as instructions for physical exercise and she was discharged.

Two months later the patient returned to the hospital with complete paralysis of all four extremities. She could not walk; her muscle tone was 0-1. We began treating the patient again. We did more lab exams and consulted with many specialists. Everyone agreed with our previous diagnosis and prescription so we continued to treat the patient with the same vitamins and drugs and some corticosteroids. The treatment continued for three months with no change in the patient's range of motion or resistance. She was still unable to walk. I was very frustrated that the patient was still not getting well. I had finished my acupuncture training two years prior, yet still did not fully believe in it. I had been through comprehensive training and clinical practice but I had not been completely convinced of its effectiveness. But at that point I was willing to try acupuncture to help this patient get well. I gave her an acupuncture treatment and went home shortly after (after my 24 hour duty). Twenty-four hours later I returned to the patient's room to find her sitting in a chair combing her hair!! The results were unbelievable! According to the patient, there was some pain immediately after the acupuncture treatment, a tight burning sensation that lasted for about one hour. Then, suddenly, her body felt like it was opening up. A warm sensation surrounded her whole body and a great tension was released. She automatically moved her hand and to her surprise, stood up! She reported feeling very weak, but could stand! Her symptoms continued to improve and by the evening time she was able to walk. I was very excited and could hardly believe it myself. I continued to treat her with acupuncture for three weeks. Her muscle tone was back to a 5. After a year of physical therapy, this patient had completely recovered.

In this case, acupuncture opened the channels and increased circulation in her extremities. Though the drugs were necessary in her case, the acupuncture helped the drugs take effect and it was a key to her recovery. Acupuncture is not in competition with western medicine, it is a wonderful complement to western medicine and it is also a complete medicine in itself. I believe that bringing the human body into balance with excellent energetic circulation is the key to treating and preventing disease. My goal is to assist you in achieving outstanding results providing the best of what Chinese Medicine has to offer.
Doctors  |  Dr. Wang  |  Jason Robertson
 

 
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