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Dr. Vanda Huang graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (which is now known as NUNM) in Portland, OR with a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. She has a B.A. in Philosophy from Northwestern University. A few years ago, Dr. Huang moved her private practice from New York City back to the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Vanda Huang has treated hundreds of patients with acute and chronic disease including:

~asthma
~allergies
~migraine headaches
~post-stroke recovery
~menstrual disorders

~arthritis
~irritable bowel disease
~anxiety/depression
~multiple sclerosis
~high blood pressure

She has also used acupuncture, cupping, and Chinese herbs to help with:

~chronic pain
~weight loss
~sports injuries

~detoxification
~fatigue
~stress management

Dr. Huang has had a special interest in the effects of the nervous system and psyche on chronic health conditions since working on her thesis while at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. Portions of that thesis (The Emotional Roots of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain) eventually evolved into a paper on polyvagal theory and acupuncture. You can find her article Polyvagal Theory through the Lens of Chinese Medicine in the June 2021 issue of the Journal of Chinese Medicine.

Prior to that, Dr. Huang has studied with Chinese Medicine doctors in Taiwan in both hospital and clinical settings. She has researched articles on clear cell and spindle cell sarcoma at the Cleveland Clinic Cardiology Department and has worked with blood samples from hepatitis B patients and apes with HIV at the Institut Biomedical Cordeliers in Paris, France to study the effects of superoxide dismutase on chromosomal aberrations and has been published related to that research.*

Dr. Huang has also had experience working with homeless youth, educating patients on birth control and HIV/STI prevention. Dr. Huang has treated low-income seniors with chronic disease such as Parkinson’s, diabetes, hypertension and arthritis. She has also worked in outpatient substance abuse clinics, performing ear and scalp acupuncture on large groups of homeless/low-income clients with drug and alcohol addictions.

Along with acupuncture, and cupping, she treats patients using botanicals, nutrition and lifestyle counseling. She practices a combination of both Eastern and Western medicine to provide care to patients of all ages. She educates patients on lifestyle factors to improve their health and prevent disease.

Dr. Vanda Huang has an active acupuncture and naturopathic license in the state of Washington. She is certified in acupuncture through the NCCAOM and clean needle technique certified. Having a medical background in both Western and Eastern medicine provides her with more insight and tools to help her patients achieve optimal health.

* Publications

Paulo Filipe, Ingrid Emerit, Jany Vassy, Arlette Levy, Vanda Huang, and Joao Freitas. Cellular Penetration Fluorescently Labeled Superoxide Dismutases of Various Origins. Molecular Medicine 1999 Aug; 5(8): 517-525.

Jing Ping Sun, Craig R Asher, Yong Xu, Vanda Huang, Brian P Griffin, William J Stewart, Andrew C Novick, James D Thomas. Inferior vena caval masses identified by echocardiography. American Journal of Cardiology 1999 Sept; 84 (5):613-615.

Huang, Vanda. Polyvagal Theory through the Lens of Chinese Medicine. Journal of Chinese Medicine 2021 June; 126:58-62.