Connie Jan New Location

Connie Jan photo The Photography of Russell J Young

Connie has moved to her new location on SE Clinton St. We thank her for her time at Montavilla Community Acupuncture and wish her luck with her new location and private practice.

I was brought up with Chinese medicine around me so I’ve been interested in it since I was a little girl. I would spend summers in Taiwan where I have family. My grandfather and one of my uncles practice Chinese medicine and Western medicine, so I got to experience Chinese medicine first hand and since I have always been active – involved in a lot of sports and so, I benefitted from the medicine early on. When I learned that there was a Master’s program in Chinese Medicine, I leapt at the chance to apply, fulfilling a childhood dream.

I have volunteered for various programs throughout my whole life, but it was while I was volunteering at Sisters of the Road I realized I wanted to help people for my profession. Acupuncture and herbs have rid me of consistent migraines/headaches as well body pain from sports injuries. Becoming a licensed acupuncturist was the obvious career choice for me.

Prior to attending OCOM (the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine), I studied and worked as an artist – a metalsmith, to be exact. I think it is this background in craftsmanship that informs the delicate touch I bring to my practice. In the simplest form, I enjoy helping people and making people feel more comfortable in life. I enjoy puzzles, problem-solving and learning new things so I enjoy looking at every patient like a puzzle. I am a technique and goal driven person and always try to make everything count in a treatment. I like my patients to be comfortable but will push them if necessary.

After completing my Master’s in Oriental Medicine, I did post-grad studies in China at the Yunnan Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, with a focus on Pediatric Tuina (Chinese therapeutic body work), Dermatology, Weight-loss, and Oncology. Being able to speak Chinese enriched the overall experience.

I currently live in SE Portland with my 12-year old cat, am a proponent of the Montavilla Food Co-op (where I spent 1 year as Treasurer, Business Committee Chair and Outreach Committee Member), and also work at OCOM as a teaching assistant.

Techniques/modalities offered (some are only available for individual sessions):
Acupuncture (Chinese and Japanese styles)
Chinese Herbs

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