Angela Hughes, MAc, LAc Ms



Ms. Hughes supervises students at the community care sites at Rainier Park Medical Center and Providence Mount St. Vincent's Nursing Center. She is not currently accepting patients at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. An adjunct faculty member at Bastyr University, Ms. Hughes also teaches didactic classes in the Department of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine. She has been practicing acupuncture for over 20 years and works in private practice at her own sliding-scale community acupuncture clinic in South Seattle. She teaches the first year 'Meridians and Points' class and summer electives, including Tongue and Pulse diagnosis' and 'Advanced Cadaver Anatomy for Acupuncture Students.'

Clinical Interests:

Ms. Hughes's clinical interests include chemical dependency, women's health, geriatrics and the treatment of chronic disease, end-of-life care, cancer care and stroke rehabilitation.

Her passion is the treatment of chronic conditions, working with people with dementia and end of life care. She has worked as an acupuncturist with Swedish Hospice in Seattle and currently has her private practice at Mount St. 

Vincent's nursing home in West Seattle. Other specific specialties include the treatment of chemical dependency and emotional disorders. 

Healing Philosophy:

Ms. Hughes has been sought out by local and national media as an expert in stroke treatment and women's health. Seattle Woman magazine published her article on stroke recovery and women's health and she authored a chapter on acupuncture in the textbook Alternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia & CFS, 2nd edition. Angie’s commitment to making acupuncture available to everyone is evidenced by the establishing of her Community Acupuncture Clinic of Columbia City in 2008. She believes that healthcare is a right for all and provides a sliding scale in her private practice. 

Past Experience:

Ms. Hughes's past service to her community includes setting up and running an acupuncture clinic at a drug and alcohol program in London, and serving as a horticultural therapist at a psychiatric hospital.


Ms. Hughes graduated from the London School of Acupuncture in 1989 after receiving a B.A. with honors from Oxford Brookes University in the UK in 1981. 

She was faculty at the NorthWest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from 1997 to 2002, when she joined the Bastyr faculty. She received a master's degree in Acupuncture and a certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2002. She is a member of NCCAOM and British Acupuncture Council.

Classes Taught:

  • Meridians and Points

  • Traditional Diagnostic Skills - Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis

  • The treatment of the elderly in TCM

  • The 8 extraordinary Vessels

  • TCM seminar (NIAOM) 

  • Acupressure for Small animals (The NorthWest school of Animal Massage)