Hello!  I am Dr. Catherine Freeman, DAOM (Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
I am excited to bring Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine to the Lake Chelan Valley here in Washington.

My medical career began in 1986 as a trained Medical Specialist.  As a Medical Specialist I was primarily responsible for providing emergency medical treatment, limited primary care and health protection and evacuation from a point of injury or illness.

I received degrees in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine both from Bastyr University, in Kenmore, Washington, and from Five Branches University, in Santa Cruz, California.  In addition, I hold a national certification in Oriental Medicine (Dipl OM) from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as well as being licensed in the state of Washington.  I also incorporate my training from Five Branches University in the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Program.  Finally, I was a research intern with the Society for Acupuncture Research.  As a research intern, I was continually exposed to all of the latest research available in the area of acupuncture.  This affords me a unique opportunity to meld all of these attributes to facilitate health and wellness to best meet my patients’ needs.

I am able to offer my patients, as follows, for their optimal health benefit:

Traditional Chinese Medicine – Acupuncture

Oriental Medicine – Chinese Herbs

Acutonics – Tuning Fork Therapy

Kiikio Techniques – Japanese Style Acupuncture

Medical Qi Gong

Tui Na

Nutritional Planning

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Natural Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Bastyr University, Kenmore, Washington
  • Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Five Branches University, Santa Cruz, California
  • Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Five Branches University, San Jose, California


Advanced Studies

  • Kiiko Techniques, Japanese Style Acupuncture, Five Branches University
  • Advance Nueromuscular Pain Management, Five Branches University
  • Women’s Health, Five Branches University
  • Fertility, Five Branches University
  • Medical Qi Gong, Five Branches University
  • Tung’s Acupuncture, Five Branches University
  • Facial Rejuvenation with Suzana Shen
  • Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation with Barbara Berger
  • Advanced Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation with Barbara Berger
  • Five Element Acupuncture, Bastyr University
  • Essential Oils, Bastyr University
  • Acutonics, I-III with Susan Wadden


Licenses and Credentials

  • Licensed Acupuncturist (EAMP/L.Ac.), Washington State Department of Health
  • Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (Dipl. O.M.), National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Medical Specialist, United States Army
  • Integrative Sports Medicine Certificate, Five Branches University
  • Clean Needle Technique, Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers, American Heart Association
  • Drug and Alcohol Detoxification, National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)


Professional Experience

  • Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas
  • Fort Funston, San Francisco, California
  • Presidio Hospital, San Francisco, California
  • Janus of Santa Cruz, Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center, Santa Cruz, California
  • Mental Health Client Action Network (MHCAN), Drop-in Mental Health Center, Santa Cruz, California
  • Nurture Acupuncture, Reproductive Science Center, Fertility Support, San Ramon, California
  • Santa Cruz Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, Santa Cruz, California
  • Columbia Valley Community Health, Wenatchee & Chelan, Washington
  • Regency Manor, Chelan Washington


Societies and Memberships

  • Washington Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association
  • American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • American Acupuncture Council
  • National Acupuncture Detoxification Society
  • Parent Teacher Association (PTA), including chairing several fund raising events.
  • Girl Scout Association, including role as a troop leader.
  • Amador Valley Quilting Guild member, participating in the yearly making and donation of quilts to underprivileged families.
  • San Ramon Library Association member, including participation in yearly book sales.
  • Member and Vice President in the Chelan Undercover Quilters Guild.
  • Member and Secretary of the Chelan/Douglas County NALS association.
  • Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce volunteer, participating in various local fund raising events.
  • Chelan County Court Appointed Special Advocate.


For more information about this practitioner, please visit her website:

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