Meet Dr. Nelson Valentin, OMD, AP, AEMP

AIM Acupuncturist and Acupuncture Director
Doctor of Oriental Medicine

Dr. Nelson Valentin is an experienced and caring Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, having begun his professional journey in 2005. With academic roots at the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the East West College of Natural Medicine, Dr. Valentin also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Health Science and a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine. He is a board-certified Diplomate of Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). His expertise is enhanced by extensive travels and studies in China, Japan, and South Korea, where he absorbed diverse styles of Asian medicine.

Originally licensed in Florida, Dr. Valentin has been practicing as a licensed East Asian Medical Practitioner in Washington state since 2010. His clinical acumen is enriched by internships with revered masters such as Dr. Su Liang Ku, Dr. Hai He Tian, and Dr. Er Jiang Li, making him a repository of both traditional wisdom and contemporary techniques.

Dr. Valentin employs a holistic treatment approach, integrating acupuncture, herbal medicine, therapeutic exercise, mindful breathing, and nutritional coaching. He specializes in a spectrum of treatments, including:

  • Neurological Disorders: Treatment for conditions like post-stroke symptoms, arteriovenous malformation (AVM) headaches, high blood pressure, and neuropathy pain, focusing on restoring function and alleviating discomfort.
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders: Addressing issues such as food allergies, peptic ulcers, diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, and anorexia through tailored dietary advice and natural remedies.
  • Urogenital Disorders: Offering solutions for stress incontinence, urinary tract infections, and sexual dysfunction, enhancing overall urinary and reproductive health.
  • Gynecological Disorders: Managing conditions like irregular, heavy, or painful menstruation, endometriosis, and infertility, aiming to balance hormonal health naturally.
  • Respiratory Disorders: Providing treatments for long COVID symptoms, emphysema, sinusitis, asthma, allergies, and bronchitis to improve breathing health.
  • Musculoskeletal and Joint Disorders: Alleviating pain and improving mobility in conditions such as arthritis, back, neck, and shoulder pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Circulatory Disorders: Addressing hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis, and anemia to enhance heart health and circulation.
  • Emotional and Psychological Health: Offering support for individuals suffering from depression and anxiety through stress-reducing techniques and holistic care.
  • Addictions and Sensory Impairments: Providing supportive therapies for addictions (alcohol, nicotine, drugs) and conditions like rhinitis, weak vision, and laryngitis.

Potential Group Classes Dr. Valentin also leads transformative group classes aimed at enhancing wellness and fostering community health engagement. Interested participants are encouraged to inquire with the reception desk about classes such as:

  • Baby Lotus: A class focusing on infant massage to improve sleep, digestion, and strengthen the emotional and physical bond between parent and child through Tuina techniques.
  • The Weight Loss Protocol: A lifestyle-oriented class that provides insights into overcoming bad eating habits with strategies originally designed for Olympic athletes, tailored to aid participants in achieving and maintaining optimal weight.

Dr. Valentin’s approach to medicine is not just about treating diseases but enhancing overall quality of life through natural and personalized care, ensuring each patient’s journey towards health is as informed and supportive as possible.