Nickolas Washburn, DOM
Doctor of Oriental Medicine
Chinese Medicine has been a part of my life for almost two decades. Growing up, I was continuously exposed to acupuncture and Chinese herbs and their clinical effectiveness. During my freshman year of high school, I began studying with Craig Frisbie, DOM, and by the time I was a junior in high school, I was certain that Chinese Medicine was the path I was meant to follow. With Craig’s continual support and encouragement, I continued to work toward practicing Chinese Medicine. My ongoing studies with Craig include ta’i ji, qi gong, acupuncture theory, custom herb formula writing, and medical herbology, as well as reviewing a multitude of clinical case studies.
I attended East West College of Natural Medicine’s Oriental Medicine program starting in 2016. The Oriental Medicine program consisted of Traditional Chinese Medical curriculum including fundamental theory, diagnosis and treatment, acupuncture, Chinese herbology, Tui na, and other adjunctive therapies. In addition, the program also included courses in biomedicine, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. While at East West College I completed 900 hours in the student clinic, where I treated over 350 patients for a variety of different medical conditions. While at East West, I also completed an 8 month externship with Dr. Shan Liang, DOM at the Center for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I graduated from East West College in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Health Sciences and a Masters of Science degree in Oriental Medicine. I passed four national board examinations to become board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and hold the title, Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. Through the Florida Department of Health, I am licensed as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine.
One of the many wonderful aspects of Chinese medicine is that it lets the doctor fully connect with patients on more than just a superficial level. As a doctor of Chinese Medicine, it is my goal to create a comfortable environment for both myself and my patients, one where they feel truly acknowledged and respected.