Northwest NEWS

October 7, 2002


Acupuncturist joins Bastyr faculty

Richard Mitchell, LAc, MPH, was recently appointed to the core faculty of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine department at Bastyr University. Professor Mitchell received his bachelor of arts degree in psychology in 1988 and his masters in public health in 1994 from Northern Illinois University.
   Upon graduating from Bastyr University in 1999 with a master's degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, Professor Mitchell completed internships in traumatology at the Longwah Hospital in Shanghai, China and internal medicine at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital. He has just concluded a two-year acupuncture residency at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
   As a student at Bastyr, Professor Mitchell was active in numerous volunteer events and was honored with the acupuncture and Oriental medicine department's "Golden Needle/Student of the Year" award. According to Professor Courtney, "Kyo has demonstrated superior knowledge along with outstanding teaching abilities. Additionally he blends Western and Eastern modalities for a leading edge approach." Prior to Professor Mitchell's full time appointment, he instructed numerous courses including Meridians and Points, Fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Anatomy and Physiology, and Chinese massage therapeutics.
   Professor Mitchell's teaching responsibilities will be primarily based on the Bastyr University campus, but he will continue to supervise shifts at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
   Bastyr University is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the study of natural healing and is the leading university for natural health sciences in the United States. Bastyr encompasses a multi-disciplinary and rigorous curriculum, a world-renowned research institute and the largest natural health clinic in the state of Washington.
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