Hi, I'm Aidan.
My path to becoming an acupuncturist began after healing from several chronic injuries sustained throughout my life as a competitive distance runner. I am incredibly grateful for my experiences with sports medicine doctors as they have shaped the way I practice today.
I was lucky enough to have a family connection to an acupuncturist who worked with many professional runners based in my hometown of Portland, OR. As she began to treat me I quickly found my many injuries were beginning to resolve. I also began to recognize that my health was steadily improving in ways unexpected. Sleep began to improve. Anxiety became less of a factor. Breathing deeply became more of a habit. More than anything I began to find a new love and appreciation for myself and my body, an experience which I deeply desire to share with others.
Being an acupuncturist has also enabled me to pursue my passion for mental health care. I have a background in studying Psychology, earning my bachelors of science at Southern Oregon University in 2017. Upon graduating from SOU I was gearing up for a masters in clinical psychology, with hopes of being a mental health counselor. However, during the application process I began to consider more heavily the fact that acupuncture had actually helped me and my mental/emotional health more than anything else. I have directed a great deal of my studies in graduate school towards the positive effects acupuncture can have on a person’s emotional wellbeing, and plan to continue my studies in the realm of psychology.
My style of care is entirely patient centered. Nobody wants to be treated the same as everyone else, each one of us is a unique individual and should be treated as such in any medical clinic. I am the kind of practitioner who will do my best to understand what you need on a personal level. I am also a licensed massage therapist and will incorporate some bodywork into every treatment. In my experience, combining massage and acupuncture has been exceedingly effective in alleviating pain.
EDUCATION | EXPERIENCE | CERTIFICATIONS
Diplomate of Acupuncture
National Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, PORTLAND OR
Licensed Massage Therapist
by Utah DOPL
Bachelor of Psychology
from Southern Oregon University