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Sean T. Bradley


Hello, I am Dr. Sean Bradley, founder of Insight Natural Arts. I am a Licensed Naturopathic Physician and an East Asian Medicine Practitioner in Washington State. 

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I opened Insight Natural Medicine in 2009 in Kirkland, and after several locations in the Seattle Metro area, in 2022 we moved to our current location in Bellevue, Washington. My area of focus is sports medicine, where I can leverage my skillset and work with patients who want to be active and reach their full potential. I currently work with a number of professional athletes, keeping them healthy as they perform at the top level of their sports, not just treating injuries, but working on peak performance. I maintain that all aspects of a person's health; mind, body, and spirit, must be addressed if a person is to reach optimal health and well-being. I enjoy working with students and patients and continue my own learning and training at every opportunity.

I began my career in healthcare as a medical specialist in the US Army Reserves in 1999. I worked in medical clinics in Colorado, at Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington, at MEDEL in Palmerola, Honduras, and served on the search and rescue team during deployment. I was also an instructor for the Combat Lifesaver Course and assisted medical acupuncturists in both Madigan Army Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center before being honorably discharged in October 2007.


I received a Bachelors of Science in Botany from Colorado State University, and also completed the pre-medicine requirements while graduating with honors before moving to the Pacific Northwest. I attended Bastyr University where I received both ND (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine) and MSAOM (Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) degrees after an extended internship at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine 上海中醫藥大學. I continued my academic pursuits at the University of Washington earning B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Chinese and Asian Languages in the department of Asian Languages and Literature in 2022, under Professor David Knechtges. Two of my summers as a student were spent in Chengdu 成都 at Sichuan University 四川大學, studying Chinese language while also interning with physicians at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine 成都中醫藥大學. I continue to travel regularly to Chengdu, Shanghai, Kaohsiung 高雄 where I work with doctors in herbal medicine, tuina 推拿 and acupuncture 鍼灸.

I spent a number of years teaching Hapkido 合氣道 (합기도) and assisting my teacher, Grandmaster Ji Han-Jae 池漢載 (지한재). I taught seminars in Mexico, Canada, South Korea, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Belgium, Latvia, Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Colombia, and throughout the USA while his personal assistant for over 20 years. I also teach meditation seminars around the world sharing techniques I have learned from my teachers in Thailand, Taiwan, Tibet, China, and Korea. 

I frequently travel to continue to study and share my knowledge and experience. I am currently working on a translation of the Zhouhou beiji fang 肘後備急方, a 4th century emergency medicine text, while also researching entheogenic and hallucinogenic plant imagery in early Chinese poetry. Another area of interest is the exchanges along the Silk Road between Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda while looking at primary texts in Sanskrit and Chinese. I have presented my research at the History of Science Society, International Society for the History of Medicine, the Huntington Library, as well as at major universities such as The University of Chicago Beijing Center, the Tang Center for Silk Road Studies at University of California at Berkeley, Arizona State University, Portland State University, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and others. I was involved in a translation project for the Academy of Chinese Studies in Hong Kong, and serve as an associate editor for Chinese Medicine and Culture, a journal out of the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.


  • Naturopathic Physician

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Chinese

  • East Asian Medicine Practitioner

  • Hapkido 9th Degree Black Belt

  • Meditation and Ki Breathing (Qigong) Instructor

  • NCCAOM Diplomat of Chinese Medicine 


  • PhD (Asian Languages & Literature)
    - University of Washington​

  • ND (Naturopathic Medicine) 
    Bastyr University

  • MS (Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine)
    - Bastyr University

  • MA (Chinese) - University of Washington

  • BA (Chinese) - University of Washington

  • BS (Botany) - Colorado State University


  • Ge Hong and the making of an Emergency Medicine Formulary

  • Transfer of Medicine along the Silk Road

  • Sinmoo Hapkido Curriculum Handbook

  • Linguistic Exchange of Medicinal Herb Names

  • Early Exchanges of Medicinal Knowledge

  • Sinmoo Hapkido History & Philosophy

  • Exchange between Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine


Happy to help if you have any questions, concerns, or would just like to connect.


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