Dr. Dirk P. Hein, PhD. M.Ac (UK), L.Ac, EAMP, Dipl.Ac (NCCAOM)
Director, Core Faculty, Clinic Dean,
Classical Five Element Acupuncture
Dirk P. Hein is the founder and director of Wu Hsing Tao School. He has been in private practice in Seattle for over 30 years, holds 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 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 and to carry on the tradition of this medicine his teacher brought to the West. The program at Wu Hsing Tao School reflects Dirk Hein’s 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. He presented at the Northwest Conference on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for several years, appeared on TV and taught Taoist philosophy at Antioch University. He was a two-term president of the Acupuncture Association of Washington, published in the association’s journal and was chairman of Washington State Acupuncture Advisory Committee to the Department of Health. He holds a PhD in health education. He wrote his dissertation on the methodology of teaching this system of medicine and how to develop the student into an instrument of healing versus a mere acupuncture technician. He holds public lecture to groups of meditators on how to attune oneself to the universal energy found in Nature and how to engage it in the healing process.