Angie Jackson, MSOM, Dipl OM, LAc
I earned my Master of Science in Oriental Medicine degree from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM). I am an Oregon State Licensed Acupuncturist as overseen by the Oregon State Medical Board and nationally certified as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, which includes credentials for acupuncture and herbal medicine, through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
While I was at NCNM, several of my intern shifts at the NCNM teaching clinic allowed me to work with cancer patients who were hoping to alleviate the side effects of their chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
The remainder of my intern shifts were at community health clinics such as Outside In, Old Town Clinic at Central City Concern, and Rosewood Family Health Center; each of these gave me the opportunity to provide free or low-cost medical care to homeless youth or other low-income and marginalized people.
I also studied closely with Dr. Brandt Stickley to learn the Shen-Hammer system of Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis and Chinese medical psychology based on Dr. Leon Hammer’s Dragon Rises Red Bird Flies.
Since then, my continuing education has focused on the use and efficacy of acupuncture in areas including: trauma relief and recovery on both individual and community levels; nonpharmacologic pain management; and women’s health.
Most recently, my work with Alyssa Dazet, LAc has challenged me to step into my role as a teacher: to make the medicine more approachable, and clearly articulate its benefits, through the content of this website.
When I’m not studying or practicing Chinese medicine
You can find me working with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. I also love a good trail run in the rain, sharing meals with friends, dreaming up my next fly fishing or camping adventure, getting lost in a good book, and practicing yoga at home with my gray tabby, Irma.