Lathai-a Marlin, EAMP
Hello and welcome to Wuji Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic! Thank-you for choosing to come visit my site, and I hope that I get to visit with you personally in my clinic.
A little bit about me…
I have grown up and lived in Leavenworth, WA for most of my life. I have moved for several life adventures, but I have always found myself returning to home amidst the beautiful Cascade mountains. Recently, I have just moved back home from Portland, OR to Cashmere, WA and have opened Wuji Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic in my home. My family also resides in Leavenworth and Cashmere!
Family: One cat, two kids, and three nephews…
I have two great kids! My daughter, Indica, is 19 and has remained in Portland, OR to pursue a degree in nursing. She is also an CNA at a retirement home, and she has the most compassionate and tender heart. When Indica is not studying or working, she loves to shop and play with her kitten Ming. My son, Egypt, is 13 years old and he is still hanging out with his dearest mom. You may see him around, but he eat, breathes and lives basketball and riding his BMX. He is a talented and extraordinarily coordinated young man. I have awesome tuxedo cat named Sly and young nephews who I love and adore. I have a tendency to adopt extra kids and pets as family, so the list of “nieces and nephews” is extensive.
I graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2014. This summer, I completed and extended internship at the Nanjing University in Nanjing, China. I had the opportunity to study under Nanjing’s very best Doctors of Chinese Medicine. I am nationally certified from the NCCAOM (the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). I am also a certified NADA Specialist (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) and certified in Sound Healing with Acutonic Tuning Forks.
Please check out my LinkedIn profile for more formal educational and certification details.
Why am I here doing what I do?
I arrived at becoming a Practitioner of Chinese Medicine as a calling. In the distant past, I had very little experience with acupuncture; however my first experience with acupuncture was a profound one. I was in a group acupuncture setting along with other women who also had a lot of tough stuff going on in their lives. After several treatments I began to feel a deep sense of inner peace and tranquility that a good acupuncture treatment bring. Almost 6 years later the epiphany occurred. My heart spoke to me that I needed to help bring that deep sense of inner peace and tranquility to others. I move back home from Georgia and began my long personal and educational journey to becoming a practitioner of Chinese Medicine. I have always known in my heart that I was meant to help others and I have always loved the medical field. This is who I am. Besides, I am too compassionate to become a corporate guru and too rebellious to work for one.
The path that brought me to acupuncture was a long and hard one. I have not lived the perfect life, yet my experiences have brought me to a place and profession where I can meet my patients where they are at in their lives with kindness and understanding. Even if they place they are at is just needing someone to help bring their mind, body and spirit some peace and quiet.
About Wuji Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic
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Wuji is what you want to feel while you are receiving an acupuncture treatment.