Phi Huynh is a licensed East Asian Medicine Practitioner (EAMP) in the State of Washington and nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). In 2008, he graduated from Bastyr University with a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM). In further pursuit of natural healthcare, he journeyed to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine to receive advanced training in Chinese herbal medicine. Phi’s areas of specialty are gastrointestinal disorders, auto and sport injuries and pain management. Phi opened his practice in 2009.
Phi’s other educational achievements include earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2000 grad), Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (2000 grad) and Masters of Social Work from University of Washington (2002 grad).
Raised in Chinese and Vietnamese cultures, acupuncture and Chinese herbs are as normal to Phi as conventional western medicine. He didn’t consider starting down the path of Chinese Medicine until his late 20’s.
Phi was visiting his mother one day, when he heard a thump in the hallway. Investigating the sound, he saw that his mother has fallen in the hallway and was shivering in a fetal position. He panicked and froze. In shock, he didn’t know how to help his fallen mother. Eventually, she recovered.
At the time, Phi was content in being a social worker. After that event, he realized life was finite. He wanted to be able to help his mother next time. Phi reevaluated his childhood passion for medicine and researched careers in the medical field. He ruled out conventional medicine. He does believe in conventional western medicine, however, he does not believe that taking pills and then pills for the side effects is the the path to greater health. Phi chose acupuncture and Chinese herbs because of it wholistic nature of treating the entire person and not just the symptoms. He believes that our body has innate healing abilities and that the first step starts there. He believes that healing comes from within first and that people take an active role in their own healing. His goal is to create a safe supportive space for that to happen.
In practice, Phi uses acupuncture, Chinese herbs, cupping and nutritional therapy to address the patients initial main complaint, typically pain, as wells as, addressing other health issues that increases quality of life like better sleep, increase energy, and relieving stress.
A Seattle native, Phi enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, cycling and hiking around the great northwest and exploring different Seattle neighborhoods.