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Acupuncture Center of Portland

Fostering Physical Health and Emotional Wellbeing

Chinese medicine is the art & science of healing addressing the whole person: mind, body, emotions, & spirit. I take most forms of insurance, including American Specialty Health, Optum, Pacific Source, Trillium, and many others. I have recently joined the first acupuncture clinic established in Portland:

the Acupuncture Center of Portland.

Come see me!

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Acupuncture has been developed and refined over thousands of years. It is a medical procedure that utilizes very thin needles—think of a cat’s whisker—that are inserted along the energy meridians of the body. Acupuncture treatments sometimes incorporate other Chinese modalities, including cupping, moxibustion, and gua sha. Acupuncture can alleviate pain and discomfort, assist you in fully functioning, and help you actualize all that you are capable of.

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Chinese herbs are an excellent complement to acupuncture and massage, and can also be used on their own to address a wide variety of health concerns.

Massage Therapy


I have been practicing massage for over twenty years, incorporating a combination of Shiatsu, Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Chinese Tui Na styles. I also use cups, gua sha, and moxa when needed.

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Chinese medicine is an ancient yet constantly evolving health practice. I am continually amazed at its versatility and profound effects on even the most stubborn problems. It is very satisfying to see people overcome pain and discomfort, or resolve whatever chronic or acute health issue they’ve been struggling with, and get back to their lives. Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, bodywork, and other modalities such as cupping can also help you actualize all that you are capable of, assisting you in getting the most out of life.

I graduated from the Swedish Institute: College of Health Sciences in NYC in 1996, with a diploma in Massage Therapy. After practicing professionally as a massage therapist for eight years, I attended the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM), receiving an M.A. in Chinese Medicine in 2004. I spent a year living and working in China, interning at the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Hospital in Chengdu, China, and taking seminars and classes at Chengdu TCM university. I also studied martial arts at a Taoist Temple there and taught English at Sichuan Normal University.

I was a member of the Clinical Faculty at OCOM for seven years. I am currently a member of the Clinical Faculty at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), where I also teach classes in the University's Classical Chinese Medicine program. 

In addition to my Chinese medicine practice, I have a partner and a beautiful child, who both bring me much joy. I do Chinese internal martial arts and Qi Gong and I am a bike commuter. I write and organize for social change, with a particular focus on issues of race, class, gender, and climate change.


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Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and massage are highly effective in resolving all sorts of body discomfort, including neck and back pain, arthritis, knee problems, ankle injuries, sciatica, jaw tension, headaches, and other issues.



Chinese medicine is particularly helpful with treating anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, and addictions. Both acupuncture and herbs can be used to address a broad range of emotional concerns.

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Acupuncture and herbs can assist with a variety of digestive conditions, including IBS, IBD, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, diarrhea, constipation, acid reflux, stomach upset, and other disorders.

Acupuncture Traditional Chinese herbal medicine


Acupuncture is used to treat chronic problems, such as allergies and asthma, as well as acute conditions like colds and flu.

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There are a number of successful, noninvasive techniques for supporting pregnancy, labor, and post-partum recovery, including labor induction and turning breech babies.



Acupuncture and Chinese herbs support Western intervention methods: for instance, herbs can be used to alleviate side effects associated with chemotherapy; acupuncture can also hasten healing and recovery times from broken bones or surgeries.

“What counts is the question, of what is a body capable? And thereby (Spinoza) sets out one of the most fundamental questions in his whole philosophy … by saying that the only question is that we don't even know what a body is capable of, we prattle on about the soul and the mind and we don't know what a body can do.”

― Gilles Deleuze, Expressionism in Philosophy: Spinoza


Acupuncture Center of Portland

3701 SE Milwaukie Ave

Portland, Oregon 97202


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