Biography

andrea at jadeMedicine has been the common thread connecting each stage of my life. My father was a family physician and this inevitably shaped my early impressions of the world. As an adolescent, serious illness took me through many cycles of disease and recovery. From these experiences, I felt compelled to learn everything I could about my illness. The fascinating discoveries I made about my own body grew into a deeper desire to understand the mechanisms that challenge health and the process of healing. I am devoted to helping people find health and this guided me towards a career in Chinese medicine.

My practice has a strong focus on both herbal medicine and acupuncture. I specialize in disorders of the digestive system, and have a personal interest in assisting patients with inflammatory bowel disease. My scope of practice does not end there however, as I regularly treat a variety of disorders – everything from low back pain to allergies.

My professional life:
I graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with a Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Following graduation, I journeyed to China and attended the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. There, I further developed my herbal and acupuncture skills, focusing my studies in the oncology, digestive, dermatology, and gynecology departments.
I am a licensed acupuncturist in the State of Oregon and am an NCCAOM Nationally Certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

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Chinese Medicine is certainly one of my main passions in life, but I also love to write, sing, and dance. I am married to my polar opposite and we have fun laughing at our differences, watching movies, learning Chinese, and exploring the great outdoors. I have had many adventures around the globe and am thankful to call the Pacific Northwest my home.