Erin Stoneburner LAc, MSOM
My lifelong interest in alternative and natural medicines lead me to receive my Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, here in Portland, Oregon. For nearly 10 years, as both a student and practitioner, I have had the opportunity to participate in a combined internship and clinical residency with renowned Chinese herbalist Heiner Fruehauf.
I was inspired to formally study Chinese medicine following my mother’s diagnosis of breast cancer. During her successful recovery, involving traditional therapies augmented by Chinese herbs and acupuncture, I witnessed the profound effects of Chinese medicine.
Shortly into my Chinese medicine education, I was in a severe car accident, resulting in multiple spinal fractures and other injuries. Throughout the course of my recovery, including two major surgeries, I depended heavily on Chinese medicine. To the surprise of my allopathic physicians, I consistently surpassed typical milestones of recovery, and have resumed a fully active and busy lifestyle. The culminating result of my experiences has lead me to focus on women’s health and gynecology in my practice, as well as managing those hurtles to physical well being that can at times seem insurmountable. Sharing the amazing spectrum of support and healing that Chinese medicine provides has become my passion.
Working with women through all stages of pregnancy, from supporting conception through birth, is a privilege in which I take great joy. Chinese medicine, using herbs, acupuncture, and bodywork benefit women in every stage of pregnancy, providing support for both mother and baby. Following birth, acupuncture and Chinese herbs can significantly help revitalize a woman’s internal resources and improve overall well being.
Over the years, my clinical experience has allowed me to successfully work with men, women, and children of all ages. I practice many pediatric therapies including massage, moxibustion, and essential oils, therapies that have profound and beautiful effects on the unique, evolving body systems of young patients.
With my free time I enjoy all the Northwest has to offer, from the bounty of farmers markets and time spent in my gardens, to snowboarding and hiking with my dog Bindi.
– Erin Stoneburner LAc, MSOM