Elizabeth pursued her undergraduate degree in health sciences while living in Santa Cruz, California. During that time, she managed a local coffee stop and enjoy immersing herself in the local community and the beach. After a really nasty bout of Poison Oak (I mean really bad!) with little relief from western medical complex, multiple days in the hospital, and a handful of prescription medications, she turned to the local acupuncture school as a last ditch attempt at some relief. After one acupuncture treatment and one day of Chinese medicinal herbs, she was on the road to recovery. From that day on, she was hooked. She changed her focus from health sciences to the world of holistic healing. Not long after, she packed her bags and headed to Portland to study Chinese medicine.
Elizabeth is a graduate of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with a master’s degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine. She is also accredited by the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the Oregon Medical Board, and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is a strong advocate of integrative care, and believes that together Western and Chinese Medicine are a force to be reckoned with. She has a broad interest in all that ails us, but finds herself particularly drawn to musculoskeletal pain, neurological disorders, digestive issues, autoimmune conditions, and menstrual challenges. She is passionate about learning and sees each patient as a gift. She is excited to expand her training in the upcoming year to include cosmetic and facial acupuncture, as well as acupuncture for sports injuries.
In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys cycling, kettlebell training, yoga, and more. You can often find her hiking or running on trails surrounding the Portland area, enjoying the scenery of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, rain or shine. She is a talented baker (like the ones you see on Pinterest), and can produce a cake that looks too pretty to eat! Traveling to the far reaches of the globe is an additional passion, and she has big plans to expand her practice internationally in the future to help those who may not have immediate access to healthcare.
Katherine, a Colorado native, grew up participating in an array of winter sports, running, and dancing, giving her an innate fascination with the inner workings of the human body. She received her first acupuncture treatment at nine years old to help with a bout of indigestion, and has taken full advantage of the medicine for many other ailments throughout her life. She earned her degree in international studies and Spanish from the University of Denver after also studying abroad in Mendoza, Argentina at the Universidad del Cuyo and the Universidad del Congreso. While attending college, Katherine frequently visited Dr. Michael Winer, a chiropractor and energy healer, in Hood River, Oregon. Katherine began to learn the methods of Michael’s energy healing, and thought it was rather exciting, but did not consider it as a potential career. She dove into a world of international politics, and after taking a trip to Cuba with the Chamber of the Americas in 2014 in an attempt to rationalize with both Cuban and American politicians, it was clear that she was on the wrong path. She packed her bags and moved to Portland to attend the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and learn the art of Chinese medicine as well as hone her skills as an energy healer.
Katherine graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with her master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. She is also accredited by the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the Oregon Medical Board, and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. After completing an acupuncture internship at the Legacy Pain Management Clinic, she is more passionate than ever about integrative care. She is enthusiastic about tackling any condition that may cause trouble, but she is especially interested in musculoskeletal pain, digestive issues, the aging process, women’s health, and the mental/emotional realm. She plans on obtaining additional certification in the treatment of sports injuries and take an extra course on facial acupuncture in the coming year.
In her spare time, Katherine enjoys spending quality moments with her husband and their two chihuahuas, Falkor and Atreyu (Neverending Story reference!). She loves to dance, and is part of a hula halau where she participates and performs in Tahitian dancing. Being from Colorado, she is drawn to hiking, trail running, skiing, and general exploration where the outdoors may enchant her. She also has a serious case of travel bug whose only cure is to see the most exotic corners of the earth, and hopes to take her practice internationally in the future.