Meridian Acupuncture
& Wellness

Meet The Practitioners

Jeremy Jacks

Acupuncturists - MAcOM, LAc

Jeremy has a Bachelors of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology from Portland State University (20000 and a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM; 2005) After graduation, Jeremy received extensive clinical training in advanced Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology through the prestigious Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China. While there, he was fortunate to study under doctors with over 50 plus years of experience: Dr. Xu, master herbalist and head of the department of Gynecology, and Dr. Wang, head of the Acupuncture department at the Nanjing Municipal Hospital.

With close to 20 years of experience, he has continued his education in Chinese Medicine as well as Functional Medicine (including lab analysis), Functional blood chemistry analysis, Nutrition Response Testing (NRT), Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET), Morphogenic Field Testing (MFT), System Strength Analysis (SSA) and Electro Acupuncture Medicine. Most recently Jeremy has had the honor of being one of the few practitioners in the United States to learn and practice Electron Adaptive Neurotherapy, which is a sports medicine & Orthopedic acupuncture technique that helps to resolve chronic pain conditions.


Jeremy was first exposed to Oriental medicine as a teenager after he was advised by a number of Western medical specialists to no longer play sports because of debilitating knee pain. As an avid basketball player and lover of sports in general, this was a heavy blow. In his search for answers that did not include surgery or giving up sports altogether, he tried acupuncture. The experience and success of the treatment forever changed the way he viewed medicine.

Jan Van Es

Acupuncturists - LAc

In 1992, Jan graduated from Portland State University with a B.A. in German Literature and Linguistics. While teaching language at Jeonju University, South Korea, he first encountered Chinese and East Asian medicine. The holistic view of the world and of the individual that Asian medicine offered was fascinating to him. In 2004 he earned his Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Jan has over 15 years experience treating Oncology patients at the Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s Celilo Cancer Center (2006 – 2021) treating the side-effects of Chemo and Radiation therapies, managing pain, as well as supporting patients through post treatment recovery. He is a certified Oncology Acupuncturist (TCM Academy) and a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology.