Why I Practice Chinese Medicine in Portland
I love this medicine because I see amazing results every day. With each patient, I see how Chinese medicine can make profound changes for people in their lives. A person’s health is a very personal thing, and to be a part of that healing process is an enormous privilege.
Often, people resign themselves to poor health. It’s as if we get used to feeling unwell. To be offered only medications leaves large aspects of our health unattended. It's my job to see the big picture, and patients have a chance to tell their complete health history so we can provide care unique to the individual and treat the root of the problem, rather than just the symptoms.
How I Got Started
Medicine is a huge passion of mine. As a child, I wanted to be a pediatrician, and then a surgeon. In my early twenties, I had my own experiences with acupuncture that so quickly and effectively improved my health, they changed my idea of what medicine could be. I was inspired to practice Chinese medicine so others could feel the same way.
I strongly believe in the value of integrative medicine. There is enormous power in combining different approaches to health. Yet, acupuncture should not just be a last resort, but instead used as a first defense, an efficient and natural way to balance the body and help restore health before having to undergo surgery or take a pain pill. At Acupuncture Northwest, we are results-oriented, using acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and nutritional supplements to achieve the best possible outcomes for every patient. Every person is unique, and I want to see all of them experience good health and energy, as well as renewed hope for increased well-being.
Stephanie Worth is an Oregon State Licensed Acupuncturist and Nationally Board Certified in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM ). She has completed additional training at hospitals in Nanjing, China. Stephanie received her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
Monday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 1:15 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm