Staff Introductions

Molly DeFazio, EAMP

I am a Washington State Licensed and NCCAOM Diplomate of Acupuncture. I graduated from Boston College in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts and from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2000 with a Masters of Acupuncture. I have owned my own practice, worked in the Community Acupuncture setting, and am now pleased to bring over 15 years’ worth of experience with a vast array of conditions to Auburn Acupuncture.

I became exposed to acupuncture when I was an au pair for an acupuncturist during my senior year of college. My first job after college was teaching English in Japan. When I returned to the United States afterward, I decided I wanted to pursue a career that would involve Asian culture. After a short course of acupuncture treatments help me recover rapidly from a virus, I was steered towards a career in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

My approach to acupuncture and TCM is based on the premise that one's body has gotten lost on the path to health; TCM gives me excellent tools to help your body back on the path to wellness.  

Marie Tsiang Stuart, EAMP 

I’m a Washington State Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncturist. I received a Bachelor of 
Science in Botany from the University of Washington as well as a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. Before starting a practice here in Auburn in 2010, I had a two-year residency at the Acupuncture Health Center, which is one of the busiest clinics in Washington. Through my residency there I was able to learn how to effectively treat many conditions such as pain, fatigue, stress, headaches and more.
I became interested in Chinese medicine while doing ethno-botanical research in the Southern part of Sichuan, China. My research project included the collecting of plants and interviewing locals about the uses of them. Many of the plants had medicinal, edible and other uses. It was there that I was immersed in Chinese culture, in which acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy remains to be the main form of health care in the country. During my year long research project in China, my mother suffered from Bell's palsy and my father had a stroke. Both used Acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy as the primary part of their treatment protocol, which in turn led to their full recovery. By living in China and watching my parents use this amazing medicine, I was inspired to immediately learn about Chinese medicine after graduating from the University of Washington!

Donna Turner, EAMP

Donna had her first experience with acupuncture in 2001, and quickly began to learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine.  She first studied independently and then entered a full-time program at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2004. She became a licensed acupuncturist in 2007 and then spent three years in an intensive acupuncture residency program at one of the busiest clinics in Washington State.  Donna and Marie have studied together since 2008. 

In her personal time, Donna is also engaged in traditional Chinese culture by volunteering to raise awareness for human rights concerns in China.  She is also a dedicated volunteer for the local presentation of Shen Yun Performing Arts in Seattle, a nonprofit committed to reviving traditional Chinese culture through the performing arts.