About Dr. WuDr. Michelle Wu began the study of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine at the age of nine in her native China. When Dr. Wu was a young girl, she suffered from multiple joint pain. Frequent hospital visits and conventional Western medicines were ineffective for this condition. Michelle Wu's elementary school teacher introduced her to an excellent acupuncturist, Dr. Changling Lu, who cured her arthritis. Dr. Wu’s parents were intrigued by the power of acupuncture, and at their request the school teacher arranged for Dr. Lu to accept Michelle Wu as his private student. Two years later, Dr. Lu was forced into exile at the onset of the Cultural Revolution, which changed the course of events in many people's lives.
Dr. Wu continued her study of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine with another distinguished doctor, Qiwen Lee, who became her mentor. Dr. Lee was a professor at Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou where he also treated patients at an affiliated hospital. Dr. Lee had been well trained by his father, who was a nationally recognized doctor and the owner of the Shanghai International Women and Children’s Hospital. Dr. Wu broadened and deepened her knowledge and skill in both Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) during the six years when Dr. Lee was her tutor.
Dr. Wu started treating patients
when she was only 15 years old.
She offered free treatments for her neighbors, friends, and teachers,
and her treatments were soon welcomed by her community.
In 1975, Dr. Wu began an apprenticeship under the expert guidance of Dr. Zhenya Xu, a renowned and respected doctor in the city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. Three years later, after she passed the apprenticeship exam with a perfect score of 100 percent, Dr. Wu began her independent clinical practice and research. In 1979, she won first place on the Hangzhou City TCM doctors’ examination. From 1981 to 1985, Dr. Wu attended the Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine where she graduated as the top student in her class.
From 1978 to 1988, Dr. Wu participated in clinical studies of Asthma, Arthritis, Insomnia, Cholelithiasis, Urolithiasis, and Chest pain. Good clinical results were obtained, and several articles were published in medical journals in China. Dr. Wu has also conducted individual clinical studies for Morning Sickness, and Menopausal Syndrome. In conjunction with her clinical studies and practice, Dr. Wu taught TCM and nursing school students, as well as tutoring TCM graduate interns.
In 1988, Dr. Wu was awarded the title of Excellent Young Doctor of Hangzhou City. The following year, she passed the Major Doctor examination and was promoted to the position of Attending Doctor.
From 1975 to 1994, Dr. Wu studied and practiced Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine at a hospital affiliated with the Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. At this top-rated hospital, Dr. Wu had the opportunity to study and treat patients with severe and life-threatening illnesses. Working together with distinguished teachers and colleagues, Dr. Wu gained experience in the use of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for a wide variety of conditions.
In 1994, Dr. Wu immigrated to the United States where she passed the examinations in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine with scores of 98 and 97 percent, respectively. Dr. Wu has been certified in both Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She also was one of a team of doctors invited to write new questions for the NCCAOM exam.
From 1994 to present, Dr. Wu has continued to practice Traditional Chinese Medicine in Bellevue, Washington. Using Acupuncture and herbs, she has successfully treated patients with variety of conditions. Dr. Wu's patients continually praise her gentle and effective treatments and are very grateful for her excellent care.
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