Acupuncturist/ Owner - Erik Isaacman, L.Ac.
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Erik graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and a concentration in East Asian Studies. He moved to Portland to study acupuncture at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, graduating in 2004 with a Masters in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
Erik's study of Chinese language and culture began in 1988. He first experienced acupuncture in China where, while preparing for a month long bike tour, he became hampered by post surgical knee pain. After experiencing the immediate benefits of his first acupuncture treatment, he became intrigued by the practice of Chinese medicine and decided to explore a facet of Chinese culture which, until this point, remained foreign to him.
Erik returns often to China to advance his training in both acupuncture and Chinese herbs. He spent five months studying Chinese Herbs in the Internal Medicine Department and the Gynecology Department of the TCM hospital in Wenzhou, China. From 2007-2009, as an adjunct professor at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Erik lead a group of graduates to China for a five week clinical internship. Erik's work has helped foster strong ties between Portland and China.
Erik combines acupuncture and tuina massage in the treatment of a wide array of musculoskeletal problems including those resulting from sports injuries and surgery recovery. Erik also focuses on women's health and digestives disorders, using a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs and diet therapy to achieve the best results.
Acupuncturist/ Owner - Oliver Leonetti, L.Ac.
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Oliver graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Portland with a B.S. in Biology. In 2004 Oliver graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, also in Portland, with a Master's degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
After suffering from a sports injury to his foot, which required surgery, Oliver stumbled into an acupuncturist who introduced him to Chinese medicine. The treatment he received quickly reduced the pain and swelling in his foot and helped him fully recover from the surgery. The treatments also sparked a life long love of natural medicine and acupuncture.
Oliver uses a gentle acupuncture technique. He combines acupuncture with tuina massage to achieve the best results for chronic and acute pain. He uses his knowledge of yoga, stretching and movement to help design treatments and home therapies to empower patients to take charge of their health.
Women's health has long been a focus of Oliver's practice. He has attended seminars and worked to develop relationships with other Portland doctors to help women achieve their optimal health. He has had success treating infertility, menstrual irregularities, and pregnancy related issues.
Oliver spent time traveling abroad before he settled here in Portland. His travels helped to deepen his respect for cultural diversity and individual expression. He is a fluent Spanish speaker and enjoys working with a wide range of patients.
Oliver specializes in women's health, digestive health, and musculoskeletal pain, including sports injuries, chronic pain and surgery recovery.
Acupuncturist - Casey McGuire, L.Ac.
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Casey graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in Psychology. After college he moved to San Francisco where he became a social worker for a homeless youth agency providing services to HIV+ street kids. During his employment he witnessed the profound effect that acupuncture had on his clients. Acupuncture allowed them to experience fewer side-effects from their medications, assisted with drug withdrawal symptoms and eased emotional stressors. He immediately became intrigued.
Casey moved to Portland in 2002 and enrolled in the three-year Master's program in Chinese Medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. A special interest in pain-related disorders prompted him to take extra classes and devote more clinic time to studying advanced acupuncture and massage techniques. These skills are the foundation of Casey's practice today.
Casey's focus on musculo-skeletal pain disorders, headaches and migraines is complemented by his ability to effectively treat poor digestion, auto-immune diseases and menstrual disorders.
Casey enjoys spending his free time hiking, biking, listening to music, traveling the world and spending time with his wife, his new son, Knox, and his faithful dog, Barkley.
Acupuncturist - Tanya Zhu, LAc.
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Tanya graduated from the University of Minnesota with a major in Psychology and minor in Spanish. It was during a study abroad trip that she discovered a love of Chinese medicine and acupuncture and decided to pursue it as a career. She landed in Portland a few years later to attend the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, where she deepened her knowledge of acupuncture, herbs and Asian massage. In 2008, she graduated with a Master's degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and decided to stay in Portland permanently.
Tanya's approach to health and wellness stems from her upbringing in a traditional Chinese family. She remembers eating foods that were "cooling" and drinking herbal teas that "nourished blood". She also watched as her grandmother went about a daily regimen of acupressure on various acupuncture points on the body. To Tanya, health is about the intersection of mind, body and spirit. She strives to provide the best traditional Chinese medicine to patients, incorporating acupuncture, herbs, Asian massage and qigong as a means to balance both the physical and emotional aspects of health.
Tanya's specialties include women's health, emotional issues, digestive disorders and musculoskeletal pain. She's received additional training in various types of Asian massage and enjoys incorporating bodywork into her acupuncture treatments. When not working, Tanya is known to make a jaunt or two out of Portland to the great outdoors and hike amongst the beautiful northwest scenery with her husband and her dog.
Acupuncturist - Ada Garcia, LAc.
Ada Garcia is a state licensed and nationally certified acupuncturist. She graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2010 attaining her Masters of Science in Oriental medicine. Prior to her medical studies Ada obtained a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in writing and public relations from Florida State University.
In 2000 she was referred to an acupuncturist for treatment of work related stress that was wreaking havoc on her sleep and digestive systems. This led to a five-year relationship of personal discovery and healing. After years of experiencing the benefits of an on-going relationship with Chinese medicine Ada decided to pursue a career in the field. She had used her marketing degree to advocate for health and education programs over the years at both PSU and the National College of Naturopathic medicine. Working directly in patient care has allowed Ada to use her intellect, communication and compassion in ways that are deeply rewarding for herself and her patients.
Ada has worked extensively with acute and chronic pain conditions by utilizing the many tools of Chinese medicine. Each treatment is individually created to honor the needs and goals of the patient. Her basic prerogative is to relieve stress, improve rest, and promote the recovery of both physical and emotional imbalances.
Ada has succeeded in utilizing Traditional Chinese Medicine to address many woman's health care needs. Her on-going passion and experience allow her to alleviate many of the concerns that woman face, such as the symptoms of PMS, menopause, uterine fibroids, and hormonal imbalances. She offers calming treatments, shiatsu massage, and herbal formulas to support balance through times of physical and emotional stress.
When she is not practicing Chinese medicine Ada loves to cook Cuban food, listen to classical guitar and has been known to steal the show at karaoke.