Kathy Lai


Licensed Acupuncturist

M.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Diplomate of the NCCAOM in Oriental Medicine

I believe that treatments should always begin with a voice of compassion and a heart of kindness. Because how you feel will be remembered far beyond our time together and that's a great place to start.

Kathy Lai, L.Ac, Dipl. OM is a licensed acupuncturist and board-certified herbalist working at Acupuncture Northwest's Seattle and Bellevue locations. She is a graduate of Bastyr University with a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She completed training in various clinics and hospitals in Washington state as well as overseas in Beijing and Shanghai, China. After completion of her studies, Kathy worked in an integrative clinic in Chicago, IL alongside chiropractors, functional medicine doctors, nutritionists, and fertility specialists to co-treat patients. Needless to say, she is a strong team player and welcomes being part of your healthcare team.

Her main areas of focus are pain management and fertility support/women's health as well as having experience in treating anxiety, stress, and insomnia.

She is passionate about educating and providing an individualistic healthcare plan to all her patients via acupuncture, cupping, guasha, herbal medicine, and lifestyle recommendations.

License/title and certifications:

  • Licensed Acupuncturist
  • B.S. in Natural Health Sciences
  • M.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Over 1,000 clinical training hours
  • Trained/externship in Beijing and Shanghai TCM hospitals as well as hospitals in the Seattle area.
  • Herbal medicine training
  • Advocate for acupuncture as a member of ILSA and ASA and lobbying for acupuncturists’ rights in state and federal levels

What Patients say?

Kathy, I can't thank you enough for you treating me over these last two years. You have been an awesome, thoughtful, caring and sweetest provider. You calmed me down from my super anxiety and fear during the scariest times we've had to live through. I can't thank you enough, words aren't enough.

You have been an incredible support in my fertility journey. I can't thank you enough for your kindness and warmth throughout it all.