Laura Allmacher is a Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist in Portland, Oregon
I offer Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine services infused with my unique background of skills as a nurse, natural health provider and astrologer. As a practitioner, I will work deeply with you, providing patient-centered care and structuring a plan tailored to your wellbeing. Whether you are looking for help in a moment or a longer-range life-healing experience, I am here for YOU!
How I work
My approach to medicine is holistic and spiritually inspired, enlivening your body to its own healing potential. I address physical issues, while delving deeper into releasing stuck emotional and energetic layers and patterns living in the body’s tissues. I do this by tuning into both you and the messages of your body, and choosing the treatment to best help. I seek to enhance your connection with yourself and bring you more deeply into your body. Understanding that everyone’s journey is different, we will work together to create the space and pace that’s right for you, while holding the vision of your best self.
What I do
The main modalities I use are acupuncture, including gentle and non-needle techniques, and Chinese herbal medicine. I may also incorporate cupping, gui-sha, moxabustion, essential oils, astrology as well as sound and energy medicine. Working with astrology and interpreting birth charts is often beneficial to the holistic approach, providing a missing link to fully understanding unconscious patterns that keep one stuck. This stuck position, over time, can negatively affect the emotional and mental states and manifest into physical problems.
The goal is to take you on a personal, transformational journey as we work together to optimize your highest potential in health and happiness!
I welcome anyone, whether for continued wellness or a specific complaint, including:
- Digestive issues
- Acute/Chronic Pain
- Grief and loss transitions
- And those wishing to actualize their highest potential for living here on earth!
Education and Background
I am a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Oregon, board-certified in Acupuncture by the National Commission (NCCAOM), and a Registered Nurse (RN). I completed my Master of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine in Portland at the National University of Natural Medicine and my Bachelor of Science and Nursing Degree at Michigan State University. While living in Michigan, I also pursued additional training in Natural health and Astrology at the Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education and the Learning Center for Astrological Studies, respectively.
My background stems from a devoted medicine-oriented path that began over two decades ago in Michigan. While working in the western medical system as an acute-care RN, I recognized an inner calling to work on a deeper healing level, which led me to a five-year intensive study of both natural health and astrology. I have been offering professional astrology readings since 2008. With a desire to delve deeper in medicine and understand the roots of illness, I moved to Portland to pursue an education in Classical Chinese Medicine. Capturing the heart of the medicine, I was privileged to learn from several lineages during my time at NUNM. Now, with having significant years’ experience as an RN, I find myself as a bridge between the Eastern and Western medical paradigms.
Therapeutic Modalities offered:
- Chinese herbal medicine
- Essential oils
- Sound & Energy medicine
For more information, please call to schedule an appointment (503) 956-9396.