About our founder
Patricia A Washington, DAOM, OMD, LAc is pioneering the research and creation of evidence-based holistic integrative medicine treatment models that merge innovative Traditional Chinese Medicine approaches with modern health technology and other alternative medicine methods.
Dr. Washington is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, teaching 3rd and 4th year medical students about how alternative medicine and Western medicine intersect, the potential for incorporating acupuncture in their future clinical practice, and discerning when an acupuncture referral is the most efficacious based on patient profile.
In 2019, Dr. Washington conducted a research pilot project in the U.S. Virgin Islands, utilizing acupuncture methods to address hurricane-induced PTSD and anxiety disorders among healthcare workers. She has performed extensive community outreach and medical mission work, including a 2017 trip to establish a hospital in rural Sierra Leone, Africa. She has hands-on experience treating and caring for the underserved, ranging from homeless veterans, working populations who cannot afford health insurance, seniors, and rural populations with limited access to care.
Dr. Washington is dedicated to inventing health-related devices and educational tools, as well as organically-based medicinal products that will enhance an individual's quality of life, and restoring their health and sense of well-being.
Education and Training:
Dr. Washington received her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, including two residencies in China. During her residency at Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, she focused on acupuncture anesthesiology for labor and delivery,obstetrics and gynecology, and internal medicine. Her residency at Henan University Hospital focused on the treatment of stroke and other neurological disorders, pediatric cerebral palsy, chronic pain and sports medicine.
She received a Master’s degree from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine and completed coursework at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, both in Chicago. She also has a Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
Vision and Philosophy:
Dr. Washington's long-term vision is to transform clinical quality and patient care delivery globally through the expansion of holistic integrative medicine, which is less expensive, more patient-centered, and effectively addresses health conditions that are often left unresolved or worsened by over-reliance on pharmacological and invasive surgical interventions.
Her patient care philosophy asserts that disease is not wholly a function of pathology, but also psycho-social and environmental factors that influence the body's molecular and physiological mechanisms. She is an advocate of training patients in self-care and self-assessment, which enables patients to take ownership of their own health.