Susie Hayes is a clinical supervisor in the Department of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, and she has owned her own private practice in Kirkland clinic since 2000. She teaches professional acupuncturists nationally and through Bastyr University's Department of Certificate, Community and Continuing Education, and is also a certified Yi Ren Qi Gong teacher.
Hayes' clinical interests include women’s health; pregnancy; fertility; digestive health and nutrition; pain and physical trauma; psychiatry; neurology; cardiology; immune support; ear, nose and throat; and chronic illness with acupuncture and lifestyle coaching. She enjoys working in collaboration with other providers to facilitate integrative care.
Hayes considers the whole person, including lifestyle choices, when partnering with patients to address their health concerns with acupuncture. She educates the patient on the energetic influence of their choices, encouraging them to make healthy choices that contribute to their happiness, success and energetic potential. When patients are fully involved with their journey to health, their acupuncture treatment results are significantly more rapid and lasting. Her focus as a provider is on patient communication, achieving maximum health results with acupuncture, and disease prevention through successful acupuncture and patient education. She incorporates qi gong, the I Ching and nutrition with the Body Ecology Diet principles into her work.
Hayes has enjoyed practicing acupuncture and working with a wide variety of patients to improve their health in the Seattle and Kirkland areas since graduating from Bastyr in 1998. She has taught and organized courses through national industry associations and Bastyr's continuing education department since 2004, and has organized and assisted many advanced acupuncture classes with her world-renown teacher Tran viet Dzung, MD. In addition, Hayes has written numerous clinical articles for acupuncture publications.
Hayes earned her Master of Science in Acupuncture from Bastyr University in 1998, and her continuing education includes:
- Thousands of hours of advanced acupuncture training from world-renown physician Dr. Tran Viet Dzung from the ancient medical texts (since 2000)
- Yi Ren Qi Gong Teaching Certification (2015)
- Body Ecology Diet Certification (2007)
Hayes is accredited with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, is a member of Washington East Asian Medical Association (WEAMA) and American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and she is a past board member of WEAMA and the National Alliance.