Kalle is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Oregon and is board-certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. She completed her Master of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine here in Portland, OR.
Kalle is a dedicated practitioner of Classical Chinese Medicine, utilizing acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, body work and herbal prescription to restore balance in body and mind and to guide patients toward their preferred state of health. Her gentle but direct approach aims not only at alleviating pain and other urgently bothersome symptoms, but also at supporting the patient’s overall wellbeing and their body’s innate ability to heal itself. She employs a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques and Japanese Meridian Therapy techniques in acupuncture and moxibustion, with the intention in each treatment of optimizing efficacy and comfort for the patient. In her prescription of herbal medicine, she utilizes original classical Chinese formulas, which are often very simple concoctions of food-grade herbs that can have a profound effect on one’s health.
Kalle enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions with this medicine. She has a particular interest in addressing digestive and sleep issues, especially those accompanied by stress and anxiety, as well as acute and chronic pain syndromes, including back pain, menstrual cramps, headaches, and fibromyalgia. These pain syndromes may be traced to older trauma burdens that the body still carries, and when addressed, can bring lasting relief.
Kalle’s exposure to the philosophy and practice of natural healthcare began in her childhood home in New Mexico, where her parents – both professionals in holistic medicine – instilled in her the value of supporting the body’s own wisdom in healing, and in the virtue of food as medicine. After completing her Bachelor’s in Environmental Science at The Evergreen State College, Kalle was drawn to the philosophies of Chinese medicine, which recognize the essential relationship between human health and the cycles of our natural environment. She found her calling in this ancient science, which combines her interest in plants and the natural world with her passion for finding wellness in the body, mind and spirit, and for making a difference in her community.
When she is not practicing, Kalle enjoys outdoor adventures, riding her bike around the city, playing piano and guitar, and cooking and eating delicious meals with her friends.
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