Matt Ferguson


Seattle Met Top Doctors 2021

Seattle Met 2020 Top Doctors

Licensed Acupuncturist and Certified Chinese Herbalist
Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine.
Adjunct Faculty, Bastyr School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Seattle Institute of Asian Medicine

“The Baby Whisperer”

The Baby Whisperer

Matt is our “baby whisperer”. Although we don't do acupuncture inductions, when you are in your final weeks, Matt seems to have the magic touch. Acupuncture for labor prep includes helping the cervix to ripen, encouraging contractions, and getting the body ready for what is about to come. Matt takes this job very seriously and the babies seem to notice!

“I have observed that acupuncture has a nice effect of moderating and regulating the body to help it better deal with the many health challenges that arise in life. I find the herbs to be a great complement to the acupuncture and in some cases the preferred approach depending on the particular issue we are working with.” – Matt Ferguson.

About Matt

Matt Ferguson

Matt Ferguson is a licensed acupuncturist, certified Chinese herbalist and a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). Matt specializes in fertility enhancement although he is highly capable of treating all kinds of ailments and illnesses. Matt is very well known and respected in the Chinese medicine community here in Seattle and beyond for his herbal expertise. Matt has truly devoted himself to the study and application of herbal medicine and acupuncture.

Matt has been practicing Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in Seattle for the last 27 years. He served as adjunct faculty at Bastyr University and currently teaches at the Seattle Institute of Asian Medicine while maintaining a private practice. He has practiced at Tonic Herbs in Fremont, the Kang Wen Community Clinic on First Hill (a not-for-profit where he is the board president) , the Seattle Free Teen Clinic at the Country Doctor site and Bastyr Practitioner Care at the Bastyr center for Natural Health in Wallingford.

Matt cultivated his herbal expertise through the years through his efforts as adjunct faculty at Bastyr Center for Natural Health teaching Chinese herbal preparations and in the Chinese Herbal Medicine Dispensary as herbal coordinator.

Matt Ferguson is our only in network Kaiser/Group Health provider.

Matt (Ferguson) is a top level herbalist, acupuncturist and fertility expert. Every time I talk to Matt I am amazed by his depth of knowledge and drive to continually expand the horizons of his medical skill.” – Dr. Tim Ross, DAOM of Medella Optimal Health.

Curriculum Vitae

2015 |  Fellow of the American Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Reproductive Medicine, with a specialty in Fertility Enhancement and Assisted Reproductive Technologies.

2010-2015 | Board Chair at Kang Wen Clinic, non-profit providing low cost acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

2000-2005 |  Adjunct Professor, Bastyr University, Masters of Science Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, teaching acupuncture points and meridians.

2000-2002  | Taught points, meridians and surface anatomy at Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine.

1998-Present |  Adjunct Professor, Bastyr University, Masters of Science Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, teaching Chinese herbal preparations.

1998-2000 | Volunteer acupuncturist at Country Doctor Friday Night Teen Clinic.

1997-2012 |  Dispensary Coordinator of Bastyr Chinese Herb Dispensary

1997 |  Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine from Bastyr University.

1996 |  Master of Science in Acupuncture at Bastyr University.

Top Doctor Awards

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What Patients say?

You are the best!…amazing treatment…felt 100% better right after my treatment…continues today. Got up without my stiffness and pain!


“I just wanted to call and let you know that I went into labor that evening after I saw Matt and the birth went smoothly and I think it was because of the acupuncture!” – via phone call on April 12, 2019


It took everything I had not to go to the hospital, and then after my treatment with Matt I could walk without grimacing and even play with the grandkids!


I had no pain whatsoever after last week's treatment.


The herbs worked great! After 2 doses my skin cleared up!


I have been receiving treatment for chronic hives. After only one session they were noticeably reduced (which is such a relief after over 5 months!) I plan to continue in hopes they will completely go away. With Matt, he was very thorough in his questioning and I genuinely felt as if he was determined to help me and my frustratingly difficult to pinpoint condition. I have seen Stephanie as well (I'm floating around due to scheduling conflicts) and I also found her to be very kind and thoughtful in her questioning and am looking forward to more appointments. The office itself is very warm and inviting and casual enough to make you feel comfortable throughout your appointment.

I loved my appointment with Matt and I just wanted to call and have you thank him for me!” – a brand new mother (she called right after her baby was born).

Thank you so much for your care and attention. My visits have made a huge difference. Wishing you the best, Thanks.


Thank you so much for all of your help and support. I'm very glad I found my way to you.


Hi, I just wanted to tell you it was so nice to meet you on Monday and I felt better than I have in months that day AND slept all night on Monday Looking forward to seeing you next Friday!

Hey everyone! Wanted to update ya'all and let you know baby arrived :) This means I won't be able to keep tomorrow's appointment but wanted to send a message so Matt knows why! Please let him know HE DID THE DAMN THING! Thank you so much!!