Over twenty years ago, through a process of self analysis and career investigations I entered the field of acupuncture.  As an artist, dancer and poet, I was drawn to the creative aspect of treatment that considered the uniqueness of each person.

Studying at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, which was one of the first schools to offer a doctoral program in acupuncture, my education was very strong.  Even in the initial stages of my profession, I felt confident to tackle challenging and chronic conditions.

While I was in school I was inspired by three clinicians.  The first was one of the founders of the Naturopathic College in Portland.  She was and continues to be a strong mentor in terms of her kindness and compassion.  I learned one-needle protocol from a visiting professor, exposing me to the simplicity that can be employed with acupuncture.  I also studied under the founder of NADA, the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. Many of his patients were addicts and faced a shortened life.  One day I asked him how he coped with these deaths.  He said, very sincerely and tenderly, “I cry.”

Working with emotions is something that intrigues me.  Often this is an area that is not addressed by other health professions when treating disease.  However, in Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture, a person’s disposition is part of the symptom picture.  Through a series of treatments, as the health concern improves, the temperament of the person also shows positive changes.

Within this blog/website I will share lots of inspiration stories and and successful treatment cases.  There will also be plenty of information about acupuncture.  Information contained is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of illness without consulting a healthcare professional.  Should you seek treatment, please contact me at BOOK NOW or by phone.

Yours In Health,

Lisa