Dr. Jayne Tsuchiyama is the founder of Integrated Medicine O‘ahu, an Eastern medicine practice in Honolulu. She is nationally board certified in Oriental medicine, acupuncture and Chinese herbology.
Jayne believes that a practitioner should not simply manage symptoms, but should help patients treat the root causes of their condition, in order to prevent future recurrences or manifestations of new illness. Each treatment is personalized to account for the unique needs of the individual. Together with the patient, Jayne investigates the role of all likely causes, including physical, emotional, dietary, environmental, and lifestyle-related factors, and carefully develops an appropriate treatment strategy, including referrals where necessary to the appropriate Western medical professionals. She believes that patients today need to understand and take responsibility for their own healthcare, and a staple of her practice is to prescribe mutually agreed wellness assignments.
Dr Tsuchiyama is the first –and, thus far, the only- acupuncturist in the state of Hawai'i to be awarded a grant by Susan G. Komen. Susan G. Komen is the largest breast-cancer organization in the USA. Jayne has received multiple Komen grants for her work with low income breast cancer patients.
Jayne is also the first acupuncturist in the state to conduct a clinical trial in partnership with MD Anderson, Wake Forest University and the University of Hawaii Cancer Research Center.
Jayne is a frequent guest on TV and has also been featured in print media.
In 2011 Governor Neil Abercrombie appointed Dr. Tsuchiyama to the Hawai'i State Board of Acupuncture. In 2017 Governor David Ige re-appointed her to the Board where she currently serves as Chairman.
Jayne graduated cum laude, with a Masters degree in Oriental medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, a four year program. She completed her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) at the same college. She is also certified in cancer care by Memorial Sloan Kettering, one of the top cancer centers in the world.
Jayne is the head of the acupuncture program at The Queen’s Cancer Center, Honolulu where acupuncture services have been provided as part of a comprehensive cancer care treatment strategy since 2009. In 2011, Jayne expanded acupuncture services at The Queen’s Medical Center into The Women’s Health Center. She also has a private practice.