Darin J. Bunch, M.T.C.M, L.Ac

Darin Bunch feels fortunate to be working at a cancer clinic that integrates Eastern and Western medicine, which he likens to the opposites yin and yang.

Together they create a dynamic duo for fighting cancer.

Acupuncture, he says, has been shown to improve the results of chemotherapy while at the same time easing nausea, pain and other side effects. Chinese herbal medicine boosts the body’s natural immunity.

“The body has an innate ability to support and strive towards health and wellness,” Darin says. “We offer our patients a comprehensive and holistic approach that combines Eastern and Western oncology therapies.”

Darin attended the renowned Northwest Institute of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine where he earned his Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine (M.T.C.M.) He is certified as a Diplomate in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is licensed in the state of Washington.

In addition to his clinical work, Darin has taught at the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and has lectured first- and second-year medical students at the University of Washington. He has spoken extensively on the integration of acupuncture and Chinese medicine with Western oncology.

Darin believes patients should be encouraged to play an active role in their care. “I may be teaching them about
Chinese medicine,” he says, “but my patients teach me every day. It’s this dialogue that is the most rewarding thing
I can imagine.”

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Ying Wang, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist

Dr. Wang is highly trained in both Western and Chinese medicine. She is an expert practitioner of the ancient disciplines of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Over the past twenty-five years she has specialized in the integrative treatment of patients with cancer and other medical conditions, first in China and then for the past decade in the United States.

As a member of China’s select Class of 1978 Dr. Wang was privileged to study at the Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where she studied for eight years to obtain her medical doctor’s degree and master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine (comparable to a Ph.D. in the U.S.).

Ying went on to practice and teach at the university’s medical hospital, First Hospital of Harbin Medicinal University, where she specialized in the treatment of leukemia and other cancers such as cancers of the digestive system.

Dr. Wang joined the integrative cancer treatment team at Seattle Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center in 1999.

“Health care is most effective when there is collaboration and coordination between providers,” says Ying, who is also a fervent believer in empowering patients to choose their own care.

Ying is a good-natured clinician who enjoys her work and is appreciated by her patients. She says, “Treating patients is like building a relationship. I have dedicated myself to patient care and have strong feelings of my personal responsibility to provide the very best care to each and every patient.”

In addition to her work at the Wellness Center and her own private practice on Mercer Island, Dr. Wang is an associate professor at Bastyr University, specializing in Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture. She also teaches oncology-related subjects in Bastyr’s doctoral program, the first and one of the most reputable doctoral programs in acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the United States.