Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified and Licensed Chinese Herbalist
Thuy Nguyen (also referred to as Kim) holds professional degrees as a Doctorate and Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Kim is also a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist in the states of Ohio, Mississippi, Texas, and Virginia. She obtained her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) in Houston, Texas and held the academic positions of teaching assistant and clinical faculty member at this institution. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Engineering from Mississippi State University.
Kim has had a focus on acupuncture for cancer-related patient care. She has worked as an acupuncturist in the private sector for over 10 years. She has volunteered at the Veterans Team Recovery Integrative Immersion Process (Vet TRIIP Houston Chapter) and local Buddhist meditation centers, where she provided acupuncture treatments to veterans and general members of the community.
Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic, Kim pursued advanced training in oncology acupuncture and launched Ohio’s first cancer-focused income-based acupuncture therapy services at University Hospital’s Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio. As the primary oncology acupuncturist at the Seidman Cancer Center, Kim was instrumental in developing and launching University Hospital’s first infusion and hospital-based inpatient acupuncture oncology program treating patients suffering from debilitating chemotherapy and radiation-induced symptoms. Furthermore, this is also where Kim participated as a lead investigator for clinical research studies on acupuncture.
Kim’s primary treatment profile focuses on, but is not limited to:
- Reduction of cancer treatment-induced side effects: nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, surgical pain, hot flashes, stress and general well being
- Internal medicine issues: Flu/cold symptoms, improve immune system, allergies, insomnia
- Pain management
- Digestive concerns: IBS, colitis, bloating, diarrhea, constipation
- Women’s health: fertility, irregular menstruation and pre/post-menopausal symptoms
- Mind and mood issues: stress, anxiety, depression
Kim is passionate about educating her patients, students, and colleagues about acupuncture and Chinese medicine. In her time away from work, Kim enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and visiting parks and observatories.