Tanya Zhu, L.Ac.
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.