A passion for healing

My goal is to empower my patients with an understanding of their bodies and health. By doing so, they will have the power to choose the treatments and products that fit their lifestyle and needs.

Being a working woman, I know the importance of maintaining peak health in order to show up in your life, both personally and professionally. My aim is to help you enhance your overall health and maximize your vitality and energy. 

As a patient, you will receive comprehensive care through acupuncture, Chinese medicine, herbal remedies, nutritional advice and high quality supplements, all in a relaxed setting that feels like home. My practice is founded in the traditions of Chinese Medicine with respect to the needs of modern patients. I believe that integrating Eastern and Western medicine provides effective, comprehensive solutions.

I will always be honest with my patients, tailoring each treatment or program to your exact needs and budget. I put education in the forefront and ensure you have the knowledge you need before making any decisions. 

Education

I am a graduate of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, which is listed in the top four Oriental Medical Masters and Doctoral schools in America. I furthered my training in Nanjing, China, with internships in three hospitals specializing in Women’s Health and Fertility and Oncology. However, I have learned the biggest lessons about healing from my patients.

I have been board certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine since obtaining my license to practice in 2004. Practitioners who keep their NCCAOM diplomate standing current demonstrate a commitment to professional development  by voluntarily completing at least 15 hours of continuing education every year. 

In order to meet increasing patient needs, I opened my own practice in 2008. I have since continued my education in the fields of fertility, oncology, pain management and dermatology. I have been fortunate to study with leaders in the field of skin disorders, analysis and treatment. Recently, I completed the Mastering Functional Blood Chemistry program to learn more about treating challenging cases of autoimmune, thyroid and weight loss disorders, as well as the Aroma Acu-Point Therapy workshop to augment the experience of all patients, especially those sensitive to needles.  I hope to share my education with my patients to help them make informed health care decisions and take control of their own well-being.

 Deidre Smith, LAc

Deidre Smith, LAc