L.Ac., Dipl. OM, Ma.OM., Co-Director
Beth is currently licensed with the Oregon Board of Medical Practice and certified by the National Certificate Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Beth graduated with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Art in Asheville, NC. After graduating Beth moved to the Minneapolis to be closer to family, but could not weather the harsh winters. The opportunity to move to Oregon to practice Chinese Medicine presented itself and Beth did not hesitate to pack up the family belongings and drive West with her husband, young daughter, and infant son!
Beth enjoys treating a wide range of conditions including digestive issues, emotional imbalances, pain, childhood ailments, and female concerns such as menstrual irregularities and discomforts, infertility, and menopausal issues. Beth strives to empower patients to manage their health in a way that works best for them through acupuncture, herbal medicine, movement, food therapy, and the use of essential oils.
Beth discovered her passion for building and empowering communities while serving economically disenfranchised people in Asheville NC, Boston MA, and Madagascar. From these experiences Beth strongly believes that all people have a right to healthcare that is both accessible and affordable, thus, community style acupuncture is a natural fit for Beth.
RN. L.Ac., Co-founder (Retired)
There is a story behind my 39 years of nursing, 13 years as a massage therapist and now obtaining my Masters in Oriental Medicine in 2008. While originally from the Midwest, I have lived in Oregon for 25 years. Those years have allowed me to raise two delightful daughters, enjoy our great outdoors and become a sailor, hiker and gardener. I have, during these years, had an evolution in my understanding of health and health maintenance. While I am grateful that we have access to the benefits of western medicine, I have long thought that we need a greater awareness of how to maintain health in natural, non pharmaceutical ways. I have learned that these can be simple, empowering approaches like: eating a nutritious, chemical free diet, keeping our bodies moving and reducing stress in our lives. When I learned that our body functions on a flow of energy and that this could be influenced to enhance health I couldn’t leave it alone. This led me to Oriental Medicine and what I see as a lifetime of wanting to learn, share and use this knowledge.