Daniel Cashman, EAMP, MS(AOM), NCCAOM Dipl. of Acupuncture
NCBTMB Provider of Continuing Education
Sifu/Instructor (White Sash) Chun Kuo Kung Fu
Instructor of Yang Chen Fu Style Tai Chi and Qi Gong
Owner, Seattle Asian Medicine and Martial Arts
Daniel began his lifelong relationship with the martial arts in 1987 after joining a TRACO Kenpo school in Glendale Arizona. In the spring of 1988 he was sponsored into the Family of Many Dragons and dedicated himself to Chun Kuo Kung Fu. After graduating from high school in Phoenix, Arizona, Daniel joined the Army Reserves and served for two years as an Armor Crewman. In 1992 he volunteered for active duty and changed jobs to become an Artillery Forward Observer, where he spent two years serving in Germany, and a year in South Korea. In 1995 he reenlisted and changed jobs again to become an Interrogator. From 1995 to 1999 he served as an Interrogator, Linguist, and Human Intelligence collector in a variety of capacities. During this time he graduated from the 63 week intensive Arabic language course in Monterey California, obtained a Top Secret security clearance, completed the British Interrogation Course, and participated in a variety of missions in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia as part of Operation Desert Focus. A decorated non-commissioned officer, his military awards include the Army Commendation Medal (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Achievement Medal (with seven Oak Leaf Clusters), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and others.
After leaving the Army in 1999, Daniel went to work for Atlantis Preferred Healthcare based in Tampa, Florida as an International Liaison. His initial assignment was to establish contact with government representatives of the United Arab Emirates and set up an office in Abu Dhabi, and for three months he worked to establish procedures related to the care and transport of patients from the UAE to the United States. When Daniel returned to the US, he helped manage an Atlantis Preferred Healthcare office in Charlotte, NC and worked as a translator and liaison helping patients from the UAE receive medical care. The attacks of 9/11 forced Atlantis Preferred Healthcare to go out of business and Daniel once again changed gears.
A life-long musician, Daniel joined a band and played music professionally from the Fall of 2001 through the Spring of 2003. For almost two years, Daniel toured the country and playing in bars and nightclubs from Florida to New York.
In 2003, the US invaded Iraq and Daniel went back to work for the US government as part of the Iraq Survey Group. Daniel worked as a linguist and document exploitation professional participating in twenty-three combat missions in search of evidence of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), as well as the search for Saddam Hussain after the fall of the government of Iraq.
In 2004 Daniel changed gears again and went to acupuncture school, graduating in 2008 with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University. In addition to running a private practice, Daniel served as an Adjunct Faculty member of Everest College.
Daniel teaches and sees patients full time while also serving as Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr University and supervising the Bastyr AOM Sports Medicine Club.