Acupuncturist: Jeremy Jacks, MAcOM, LAc
I was exposed to Oriental medicine as a teenager, after being advised by a number of Western Medical specialists to no longer play sports because of debilitating knee pain. The experience and success of the alternative treatment changed the way I viewed medicine forever.
I have a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a Master’s from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. I then continued my education in China, and was fortunate to study under doctors with over 50 years of experience: Dr. Xu, a master herbalist and head of the department of Gynecology, and Dr. Wang, head of the Acupuncture department at the Nanjing Municipal Hospital.
Acupuncturist: Jan Van Es, LAc
In 1992, I graduated from Portland State University with a B.A. in German Literature and Linguistics. While teaching language at Jeonju University, South Korea, in 1996, I first encountered Chinese and East Asian medicine. The holistic view of the world and of the individual that Asian medicine offers was fascinating to me. In 2004 I earned my Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. I have 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. I am a certified Oncology Acupuncturist (TCM Academy) and a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology.
Acupuncturist: Misako Yamamoto, MAcOM, LAc, Dipl OM
I was born in Kobe, Japan and raised in the Portland area speaking both English and Japanese. I received Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Japanese from the University of Oregon and my Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (2004). I have also been practicing Qi Gong since 2001 and am a certified Qi Gong teacher.
My approach to healing is primarily intuitive. I combine gentle Japanese acupuncture styles, coupled with Qi Gong, shiatsu massage and Chinese herbal therapies to bring about subtle changes in the bodies Qi (energetic life force). My specialties include women’s health as well as spirit & emotion-based illnesses.
Acupuncturist: Ryan J Milley, MAcOM, LAc, Dipl OM
I attended Colby-Sawyer College for my B.S. in Exercise Science and received my Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) Degree from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM; 2005). I am a Diplomat in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and am certified to practice acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Tuina (Chinese massage), and to teach Qi Gong. I traveled to China after college for advanced studies in Chinese herbal medicine at the International Training Center at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I have also studied several Japanese styles of treatment: meridian therapy, Koshi Balancing, Sawada style moxibustion, and Sotai Ho. I am an associate Faculty member within the Department of Research in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine at OCOM.
I specialize in orthopedic and sports medicine. To maximize treatment effects, I draw from all of these disciplines, including motor point release techniques; a form of sports therapy.