Kathleen Lumiere, DAOM, LAc



Dr. Lumiere is a core faculty member in the Department of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine at Bastyr University, and the director of the post-graduate doctoral program (DAOM). She teaches in both the masters and doctoral programs, provides clinical training and patient care at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, and is active in acupuncture research. An area of particular interest is the conjunction of traditional Chinese medicine and biomedicine, and how allied medical systems result in better health outcomes.

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.

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.

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.