Kathleen Lumiere, DAOM, LAc



Dr. Lumiere is a core faculty member in the Department of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine at Bastyr University. She sees patients at Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Team Care as a supervisor or in private practice. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Lumiere is pursuing research and writing projects associated with traditional Chinese medicine, cancer, stroke rehabilitation and electro-acupuncture.

Healing Philosophy:

Dr. Lumiere believes healing is an educative process that involves understanding how disharmonies of the body/mind occur and learning more rewarding ways to live. She holds that, as an ever-evolving result of hundreds of years of therapeutic adaptation, traditional Chinese medicine offers a congruent philosophy and practical means to achieve greater health.

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Lumiere's academic and clinical interests include electroacupuncture, Chinese dietary therapy, adjunctive cancer care, immunity, emotional issues, menopause, stroke rehabilitation, and pediatric and adult general medicine.

Past Experience:

Dr. Lumiere began an acupuncture program for low-income patients at the 45th Street Clinic in 2000. She has taught as a faculty member and clinical supervisor at Bastyr since 2007. Dr. Lumiere's past research projects have been on herbal therapies for breast cancer and on community acupuncture demographics.

Education & Affiliations:
  • Bachelor's degree from Evergreen State College
  • Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 2000
  • Clinical Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University, 2008, specializing in teaching, research and oncology
  • Member of the Washington Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance

Read about Dr. Lumiere's research in the Bastyr University article The Brain on Acupuncture: New Imaging Yields Insight for Stroke Recovery.