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Jeff Chiu, L.Ac.

jeff@innergateacupuncture.com

Jeff graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Biology after which he worked with the United States Department of Agriculture at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. Jeff is a graduate from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with a Master's degree in acupuncture and herbal medicine.  

During his time in Washington DC time Jeff re-discovered martial arts and began teaching Krav Maga, a military based self-defense system, in the DC metro area.  This lead him to deeper studies into other martial arts including muay thai, Brazilian jiu jitsu, boxing, and wrestling.  

The many musculoskeletal injuries he experienced during his martial arts training introduced Jeff to the power of acupuncture to reduce pain, resolve his injuries and improve his overall health. Jeff began reading about and studying sports medicine acupuncture and Chinese medicine.  Eventually Jeff moved to Portland to study acupuncture at the best Chinese medicine school he could find, The Oregon College of Chinese Medicine.  

After graduation, Jeff spent 4 months volunteering in Nepal with the Acupuncture Relief Project to provide medical care to underserved rural communities. Aside from the intense clinical experience amassed over 4 months, his experience in Nepal has supercharged his belief in Acupuncture as an effective, holistic system of medicine that he hopes the practice for decades to come.  

Jeff considers himself a generalist practitioner in the clinic, with focus on sports related musculoskeletal pain, insomnia, and anxiety that he treats with acupuncture, herbal medicine and massage. He enjoys the one on one interactions and deep relationships he’d developed both as a acupuncturist and a martial arts teacher. 

During his leisure hours Jeff can be found exploring the culinary foodscape of Portland with friends, cooking his own food experiences at home, continuing his martial arts practice and throwing around a kettlebell or two for exercise.