DR. JAYNE TSUCHIYAMA, D.A.O.M., DIPL. O.M., L.AC.

DR. JAYNE TSUCHIYAMA, D.A.O.M., DIPL. O.M., L.AC.

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.

 
 
Chief Justice Mark Reckenwald, Dr. Tsuchiyama, Governor Neil Abercrombie at the Governor's Mansion, Honolulu, HI

Chief Justice Mark Reckenwald, Dr. Tsuchiyama, Governor Neil Abercrombie at the Governor's Mansion, Honolulu, HI

legislative involvement

 Board Participation

  • Chairman, Hawaii State Board of Acupuncture, 2015 to present
  • Vice-Chair, Hawaii State Board of Acupuncture, 2013 to 2015
  • Member, Hawaii State Board of Acupuncture, 2011-2013
  • Vice-President, Hawaii Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture Association, 2009-2010

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Recognition

  • "Professional with Heart",  Healthcare Assciation of Hawaii (HAH), September 2013. Acceptance speech, Award presentor, Keahi Tucker, Hawaii News Now - CBS/NBC news anchor.
  •  “Communication and Inter-Professional Relationships”, Academic Consortium for Complementary and  Alternative Health Care, (ACCAHC), November 2011
 
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television

  • KHON-TV - “Acupuncture Clinical Trial - A first in Honolulu", Live interview with Ron Mizutani, aired January 3, 2017

 

 

 

  • KHON-TV - “Acupuncture at the Women’s Health Center”, Live interview with Cunningham & Heu, aired May 9, 2011

 

 

  • Olelo TV - “Integrative Healthcare”, 30 minute interview with the Hawaii Consortium for Integrative Healthcare, aired April 2010 (DVD available upon request)

 

  • KHON-TV - “Patient Satisfaction with Acupuncture”, Live interview with Cunningham & Heu, aired January 11, 2010

 

  • KITV-4 - “East meets West”, Interview with Mahealani Richardson, aired September 28, 2009 

 

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PRESENTATIONS

  • "Acupuncture: Positive Response in Cancer Care and Beyond", Speaker, Survivorship Conference, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, HI, June 2012 

  •  “Acupuncture for Breast Cancer Survivors”, Let’s Go Pink Event, Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, May 2012 
  • “Acupuncture-Introduction & Overview”, Speaker, Queen’s Medical Center,  Honolulu, HI, May 2012 
  • “Acupuncture-Supportive Cancer Care”, Speaker, Survivorship Conference, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, HI 2011 
  • “Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient”, Videoconference Speaker, Molokai Breast Cancer Support Group, Molokai, HI 2011
  • “Testimony SB1507”, Senate Health Committee, Honolulu, HI 2011
  • “Introduction to Oriental Medicine”, Speaker, University of Hawai’i, School of Nursing, Honolulu, HI, 2011
  • “Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient”, Speaker, Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, 2009
  •  “Treating Pediatric Pain with Acupuncture”, Speaker, Pediatric Pain Management Symposium, Kapiolani Medical Center,  Honolulu, HI 2006 
  • “Pediatric Acupuncture”, Guest Speaker, Grand Rounds, Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2006
  • “Treating Pediatric Pain Effectively with Acupuncture”, Speaker, Pediatric Pain Management Conference, Montefiore Children’s Hospital, Bronx, N.Y., 2005
 
Unbelievable results. Jayne is spot on zeroing in on my challenges. I highly recommend her!
— linda b. honolulu, hi

A.M. Alexandria, VA

"Dr. Tsuchiyama is truly remarkable.  She relieved the pain in my mother-in-law's arthritic hands.  She could barely sign her name and now she can do that and even write a letter!  She also relieved the pain in her back which reduced her  pain medications significantly.  She even alerted us that something may be wrong with her leg that we didn't know about.  It turned out to be a blood clot and she received the treatment from her doctor to relieve it. My father-in-law had significant pain in his knee and walked very slowly.  As a result of Dr.  Tsuchiyama's therapy, he has very little pain and walks allot faster.  She is undoubtedly the VERY BEST in her profession!"


C.C., Honolulu, HI

"Jayne Tsuchiyama is simply extraordinary. She combines her expertise in centuries-old eastern practices with a working knowledge of modern western medicine to create a truly integrated approach to healing and wellness. I initially visited her for chronic knee pain; after a month I cancelled two scheduled surgeries, and remain pain-free after one year. Her treatment has effectively lowered my blood pressure, resulting in a reduction in my prescription medication by my western physician. Jayne is possibly the most thoughtful and analytical health care professional that I've ever encountered. She asks a lot of questions, does further research and follows up to ensure that she has a thorough understanding of your health, lifestyle and nutritional conditions. In addition to acupuncture, Jayne has at her fingertips a wide range of herbal and holistic therapies. Her powdered herbal formulas are customized, easy to prepare and surprisingly tolerable to drink.If you're scared of needles - she will patiently and gradually get you accustomed to them. In the past year, of the many friends who I have referred to Jayne, at least a dozen have given me positive and often glowing reports."


S.H. Honolulu, HI 

"Jayne is kind, responsive, professional, well credentialed and has helped me immensely to heal. I have been seeing Jayne regularly for over 2 years. Before Jayne, I had only one experience with acupuncture that did not give me great confidence in the effectiveness or safety of this modality. I have advanced cancer and the previous practitioner had prescribed an herbal concoction that was clearly contraindicated by my chemotherapy. I saw a brochure about Jayne at the Cancer Center at Queens and decided I was willing to give acupuncture a try again. She is very knowledgeable about possible negative interactions between Chinese herbal formulas and cancer treatments. She does not push the herbal formulas at all, but always takes the time to answer any questions I have about them and will do extra research for me on supplements and has helped me find reputable practitioners when I have been traveling. She does not claim that acupuncture will cure cancer. Rather she is there to help my body support me through the conventional cancer treatments. Jayne's treatments have helped me immensely with fatigue, general malaise, hot flashes, sinus problems and pain. Besides her own practice on King Street, she also sees patients at the Queens cancer center and will soon see women at the woman's center at Queens. Jayne plays calm music, keeps everything sterile, and makes sure I am as comfortable as possible. She also uses very thin needles. I always become very relaxed there and usually fall into a deep but refreshing sleep."

S.G., Honolulu, HI

"I was introduced to Jayne through the Queens Cancer Center three years ago.  Jayne brought acupuncture to the Queens Cancer Center as well as Queens Wellness Center and has her own private practice as well.  Jayne displays clinical competency and truly is compassionate and caring with her clients.  She displays a broad field of knowledge and I am impressed by her inquisitive attitude as evidenced by her thought-filled probing questions to determine the wellness of her clients.  She wants to know the whole person--physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  She takes initiative to research the medical literature or other medical professionals to acquire the latest information on a subject whether it be the latest supplement or latest medical finding on a particular disease or diagnoses.  I have been a client of Jayne's these past three years and feel very fortunate to have found the best acupuncturist in Honolulu without a doubt!"


E.C., Honolulu, HI

"I saw Jayne weekly while undergoing Cancer treatment.  I totally rocked my treatment and I'm convinced it is in a large part to do with Jayne.  She has a most thorough checklist before she even starts.  She's incredibly professional and personable and knows cancer therapy and treatments inside/out so she works on problem areas before they become problem areas.  She's upbeat and a haven at a crazy time.  Cannot recommend her highly enough.  I also took my mother when she was in town and Jayne sorted out a longterm pins and needle problem in two sessions.  Don't wait a moment longer."


L.B., Honolulu, HI

"Let me start by saying I was slightly skeptical about acupuncture!!! 
I have had some female concerns that I wanted to manage naturally and after the first month of treatments with the combination of her herb plan, I saw my issues disappear. 
Just after a few sessions with Jayne, I was a full blown believer and advocate for acupuncture. She is extremely knowledgeable about the issues I was having and tracked my progress consistently, this means she would keep in contact through email and phone calls after post-acupuncture treatments. This was so helpful for me during my busy life. Even my husband was in awe after learning about my improving health and now suggests that I continue to see Jayne for any issues I may physically be dealing with."