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Douglas Hickman Lutzow, MAcOM, Dipl. Ac., L.Ac.

Acupuncturist at Wú Wéi Wellness, Chinese Medicine Practitioner


Educational Foundation

Doug received his Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2021 after completing a four-year graduate program at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in Portland, Oregon.  OCOM’s clinical education includes a solid foundation in the theories and practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which included Shiatsu, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, accessory techniques such as cupping, Gua Sha, moxibustion, and medical Qigong all balanced with relevant education in Western medicine.

  • Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.): State of Oregon, 2022

  • Certified in Acupuncture (Dipl. Ac.): National Commission for Certificate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 2022

  • Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM): Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, 2021

  • Certified Teacher of One Thousand Hands Buddha Qigong: Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School, 2020

  • Oncology Certified Nurse: 2016 – 2020

  • Viticulture Operations Certification: Chemeketa; Salem, OR  2014

  • Biotherapy/Chemotherapy Certified: Accredited 2009 to 2019

  • CPR/BLS Certified: 2005 - Present

  • Oregon Nursing License: Accredited 2008-2022

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Stevenson University; Brooklandville, MD

  • Bachelor of Art in Psychology: Colby College; Waterville, ME, 1999


Wellness Philosophy

Doug's focus is on the patient as a whole, emphasizing how people experience their body, mind and spirit together.  He prioritizes active listening, believing that successful treatment begins by learning from a patient's own distinct perspective.  "The squeaky wheel of the moment is very tellling about which patterns are ready to be in balance."

Doug has a very gentle style of treatment, integrating relaxation, open but unforced communication, and positivity, while also attending closely to the details of the patient's experience.  "I want patients to unwind and tap into their experience of acupuncture."  He loves innovation, offering his patients access to far/near red light during or outside of treatment, pulsed magnetic therapy, and other modern techniques.  Doug also integrates the Japanese-style massage of Shiatsu with most acupuncture treatments, such as Moxibustion, and subtle cupping, or Gua Sha.  "I strive for people to say what is working in their lives."


Personal Background

Doug started his career with a focus on mental health, after receiving his bachelor degree in psychology (1999). Having developed a passion for caring for others, he obtained his nursing license in Maryland in 2006 and worked as an Oncology nurse for 12 years, helping to manage pain, digestion, nausea, depression/anxiety, and the effects of cancer treatment in his patients (and so much more).  “When being a friend, a parent, a patient, nurse, or acupuncturist, it’s getting to connect with people where they are which creates a community in harmony.” Frustrated by the limitations of a purely Western approach to treatment and pain management, Doug pursued advanced studies at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, whose balance of Western and Traditional Chinese medicine was a perfect fit.  While there, he gravitated toward the Zen Shiatsu, Qigong, and philosophy classes, receiving his MAcOM in 2021.  Doug has success with those experiencing emotional patterns imbalance, musculoskeletal issues, fatigue, and lack of focus, helping all of his patients achieve and maintain positive health. 


Doug is a proud gay man who shares life with his husband and their adorable twins. Oregon has a beautiful relationship to nature in every season, and Doug and his family love being outdoors, whether to kayak, hike, walk their dogs, or just chase after each other. 


(971) 300-3684

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