Hi, I'm Jaime.
I'm an acupuncturist and a Doctor of Chinese medicine. I've been in practice now for over
12 years. I decided to pursue Chinese medicine after my own experience with cancer as a teenager.
It was profound in many ways and opened my eyes to the world of complementary and integrative care.
I completed a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (Chicago, IL) and after practicing for a short period of time, decided to pursue a
Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) at Bastyr University (Kenmore, WA) with a focus in integrative oncology,
pain management, and research. Shortly after graduating, I had the opportunity to work at Seattle Children's Hospital where I spent the next
8 years contributing to the development of one of the first full-time inpatient acupuncture programs in a pediatric hospital. It was there that I had the opportunity to truly integrate with physicians and medical care teams providing acupuncture and related therapies to children from birth to young adult in all departments of the hospital. I also worked in the Pain Medicine Clinic providing outpatient acupuncture to children struggling with chronic pain and related symptoms. Having received acupuncture as a young patient, this opportunity brought me full circle and completed a chapter in my journey. It was an honor, a gift, and both incredibly humbling and rewarding in ways that are hard to describe. I move forward with a tremendous sense of gratitude and a unique understanding
of wellness through the application of acupuncture in pediatric care.
Since then, our family has moved to West Linn, Oregon!
I have decided to return to private practice and look forward to welcoming both adult and pediatric patients from the
West Linn and surrounding communities. The office is situated in a private studio surrounded by a garden and our developing urban homestead. I am also current faculty at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM). I am a novice gardener, a mom, an artist of
gemstone malas, a crafter especially of repurposed things, and a dreamer. Prior to acupuncture, I was a professional ballet dancer,
an avid yogi, and a yoga teacher. Now, I rarely make it to a formal class in either of these modalities,
but instead find myself using the tools gained to help navigate and guide
both my daily life and practice.
Dance, stretch, and breathe.
Once in a while leap, but when all else fails...breathe and breathe again.
I have a passion for meaningful work, self-growth, and learning.