Dr. Dirk P. Hein, PhD. M.Ac (UK), L.Ac, EAMP, Dipl.Ac (NCCAOM)
Classical Five Element Acupuncture
Dr. Dirk P. Hein has been in private practice in Seattle for over 30 years, is a “Master of Acupuncture” from the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in England where he studied under the tutelage and guidance of the late Professor JR Worsley, with whom he later organized many seminars, clinical intensives and master-classes. He holds a teaching degree from the Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture and received his blessing from Dr. Worsley to teach Five Element Acupuncture in order to carry on the tradition of this medicine his teacher brought to the West. Dr. Hein is the founder and director of Wu Hsing Tao School which trains Classical Five Element Acupuncturists. The program he developed there reflects his 20 years of teaching experience as a faculty member of a number of institutions where he taught Five Element Acupuncture, including the Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture and the Academy of Five Element Acupuncture in Florida, Bastyr University of Natural Medicine, the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seattle, and the Canadian College of Oriental Studies in Victoria, B.C. At Antioch University he taught Taoist philosophy. He presented at the Northwest Conference on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for several years, as well as at the Symposium for Classical Five Element Acupuncture in Los Angeles. For the Acupuncture Association of Washington, he was a two-term president, published in the association’s journal and was chairman of Washington State Acupuncture Advisory Committee to the Department of Health. His PhD is in health education and his dissertation lays out his methodology of teaching this system of medicine and how to develop the student into an instrument of healing versus a mere acupuncture technician. He appeared on radio and TV and holds public lectures on how to attune to the universal energy found in Nature and its healing process.