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Richard (Kyo) Mitchell, DAOM, LAc
- BS in psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1988
- Master's in public health (MPH) from Northern Illinois University in 1994
- MS in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from Bastyr University in 1999
- Doctor of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (DAOM) from Bastyr in 2006
- Assistant professor in the Department of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- Clinical faculty member at Bastyr Center for Natural Health
- Private AOM practitioner at Bastyr Center for Natural Health
Dr. Mitchell completed his residency at Bastyr Center for Natural Health from 2000-2002, an internship with Seattle Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center from 2004-2005, and several summer internships with Shu Guaguang Hospital in Shanghai, China, in 1999, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009 focusing on soft tissue/sports injuries and internal medicine.
Dr. Mitchell teaches Meridians and Points I, II, and III lectures and labs; Acupuncture Techniques lab; Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Physics; and Chinese Herbal Medicine Therapeutics IV.
Dr. Mitchell's interests include the physics and physiological mechanisms behind disease, which he enjoys both learning about and writing articles about for medical journals. He uses this knowledge to more effectively treat difficult diseases and cases.
Dr. Mitchell believes that modern medicine has made great strides with the biochemical perspective, and he also sees traditional Chinese medicine as being based upon the biophysics of the body. His goal is to understand and apply biophysics in order to safely and more effectively treat patients, while integrating traditional Chinese medicine with other forms of medicine.
The focus of Dr. Mitchell's doctorate was oncology/cancer support, but he also focuses on difficult and hard-to-treat medical conditions including long-term soft tissue injuries, and chronic, difficult-to-treat pathologies including fibromylagia and autoimmune diseases.