Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a fluid process that is crafted to address your particular health and wellness goals. It is a safe and effective treatment using fine needles carefully inserted at key points along the energetic channels. Acupuncture works by moving stagnant energy or supplementing energy in deficient areas by stimulating the body’s natural self-healing abilities. Acupuncture promotes healing by improving blood circulation, reducing local inflammation and relaxing tight muscles. Acupuncture can relieve pain by re-establishing communication between damaged tissues and the central nervous system. Some of the conditions acupuncture will be effective for include: fatigue, stress, chronic pain, women’s health, musculoskeletal, endocrinology, respiratory, cardiovascular & neurological issues, headaches, pregnancy including prenatal and postpartum, digestion, sleep support, immune boosting, emotional/psychological support and release, well-being and general maintenance. Our acupuncturists employ expertise with TCM (Traditional Chinese medicine) 5 elements & Mayan Abdominal Massage.

Shannon Brown, ND, LA.c

Dr. Shannon’s strongest calling remains aura readings and spiritual counseling. Shannon felt an immediate calling to this work the moment he wandered into the Berkeley Psychic Institute at the age of 19. He has now been doing aura readings for over 30 years, connecting spirit-to-spirit with clients, helping them connect with and utilize their own vast spiritual resources and transformational abilities.

Shannon Brown ND LAc is a Naturopathic Physician, licensed Balance Method acupuncturist, and practitioner of transformational aura readings. He began his journey on the esoteric end of healing by completing the Clairvoyant Training Program of the Berkeley Psychic Institute in 1989. Later, Shannon felt a need for further education in natural medicine, earning his ND degree in 2001, and his Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine in 2006, both at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland. For a number of years, he has been bringing help to the housebound as a house call doctor. Now, Shannon is honored to add his unique mix of acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, and energetic healing to the wonderful and diverse group of practitioners at Portland Family Health.

Dr. Jen Kearns, L.A.c

Jen is a licensed and board certified Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine with over 15 years experience.  She has had a fascination for the cultivation of health since her early teens and experimented with many facets of the adventure before settling into Chinese Medicine.  She is super enthusiastic to help patients of all ages co-enhance physical, emotional, social and environmental wellbeing, and continues to study many approaches to health care.  Using acupuncture, herbs, nourishing traditional diets, exercise therapy, tui na organ and body massage, Holistic Pelvic Care pelvic PT, cupping, gua sha, motor point therapy, moxibustion, electro-stimulation etc, she serves in a general family practice.  Through active listening, inter-professional collaboration, strategic diagnosis, treatment planning and lifestyle education, she optimizes self-help tools, builds inter-professional bridges and helps people feel better.  Jen’s mission is to provide convenient and cost effective integrative East Asian Medicine to all ages with detectable results.

Megan Rose, L.A.c

Megan is a licensed acupuncturist who specializes in treating mental and emotional health, chronic conditions and hormonal imbalances, including Hashimotos Thyroiditis. Chronic pain, exhaustion, digestive disorders and other health problems increase stress and can therefore create declining health, which can feel overwhelming and disheartening. People may lose the sense that something better is possible. Megan utilizes five-element and classical style acupuncture, Craniosacral Therapy, herbal formulas, diet, and nutritional supplements to break this cycle and shift body and mind into healthier patterns. She knows that every individual is different and listens to their whole story.

As a mother herself, Megan is aware of how challenging and depleting the post-partum period can be. Chinese medicine is wonderful at addressing this unique transition in a woman’s life, and can help to dissolve depression and anxiety, increase milk supply and make a woman feel centered again.

Dr. Kacy Borba Spann, ND, L.A.c

Dr. Kacy L Borba Spann hails from a big family in a small cow-town on the central coast of California. She studied Community Healthcare at UC Santa Cruz, a major she designed, focusing on social inequities in healthcare and biomedical sciences. A few years later she found herself in Portland, OR for graduate school at the National College of Natural Medicine where she spent time growing, changing, learning, healing and connecting with Naturopathic and Chinese medicine.

She thinks that being bipedal is the coolest and likes to be in motion, whether walking, skateboarding, dancing, or hula hooping. Dr. Kacy loves to be nature with her bare feet on the earth near bodies of moving water. When she is with the ocean tides on a full moon she feels the most connected to our creator. She believes there’s no better dessert than a chocolate chip cookie. She strives to find what is to love in each soul she meets!

Kailashi Zigler, LAc.

Kailashi is an acupuncturist, an OCOM graduate, and is certified by the NCCAOM in Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, and Chinese Herbology. She came to love this medicine through her grandfather, an orthopedic surgeon who gave up his surgical practice to begin offering acupuncture to his patients in Indiana in 1986. His drive and passion has been a beacon for Kailashi ever since she decided to follow his footsteps and become a practitioner of this beautiful medicine. She has also felt the breadth of Chinese medicine through her own searches for health. Having been diagnosed with an ulcer at the age of 19 and struggling with PPIs and antibiotics, she finally found relief in acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

Sessions with Kailashi can include acupuncture, herbs, tui na massage, cupping, gua sha, and mayan abdominal massage. She strives to offer unique treatments meeting patients where they are at. While offering a general practice open to all people in all conditions, Kailashi believes that through improving sleep, digestion, and gynecological health, while also easing any symptoms of pain, the body can be freed up to heal itself. Patients will also be given self-care practices to keep the momentum of change going between appointments and to support the maintenance phase.