Dr. Rachel Eppinga ND, LAc

Dr. Rachel Eppinga understands that you are a unique individual who deserves a personalized approach to your health and wellness care.   She knows that your precious body strives to be well and that living a life of optimal health does not come from symptom or disease management.  Deep healing and stepping into your vitality comes from making the lifestyle choices and nourishing yourself in way that allows for your body’s own healing mechanisms to return you to balance.  She is dedicated to helping you experience the health you desire.

The beauty of Naturopathic and Classical Chinese medicine lies in an approach that inspires health through education, personal growth through positive change and takes advantage of elegant mind-body-spirit medicine rooted in both science and ancient healing wisdom.

Her treatments are both personalized and highly effective. She has advanced training in functional gastroenterology and nutrition as well vast experience in treating autoimmune and various endocrine conditions. She uses Aroma Acupoint Therapy in her Acupuncture practice and Neural Prolo Therapy (Lyftogt P.I.T), a simple and very effective treatment for pain.  Dr. Rachel is also is a certified Food & Spirit Practitioner and a spiritual coach and intuitive.

Since receiving her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in 2003, Dr. Rachel has been helping patients through integrative, functional medicine and mindfulness-based techniques.  With individualized and unique recommendations that incorporate the healing power of food, plants, movement, water, personal awareness and acupuncture, patients can expect to co-create a plan that encourages them to take the steps necessary for healing.

Rachel has called Portland home since 1997 and although can’t imagine living anywhere else, loves global travel and seeks adventure in foreign lands.  A skilled home chef and devout foodie; amazing food and libations are not only part of her treatment plans, but a hobby. Her Core Desired Feelings are LOVE, EASE, LUMINOSITY & CONNECTION.

Specializing in:

  • Digestive wellness and Functional Nutrition.
  • Sports injury, rehabilitation and performance
  • Autoimmune and endocrine disorders (including Hormonal balance and Optimization)
  • Women’s Health
  • Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Well Being
  • Pain Management – Acute and Chronic.
  • Migraines and Chronic Headache
  • Those seeking a higher level of vitality and thriving.

You can read more about her on her personal site,

Sivan Dirks, LAc

Hey There! I am Sivan—A board certified licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Medicine Herbalist, Qi Gong enthusiastic and a mom to two amazing human beings who teach me everyday what life is all about.

Before moving to Oregon, I practiced in New York both in private practice and as a team member of a community acupuncture clinic. I have extended post-graduate training in Shonishin, Pediatrics, Pregnancy, Postpartum and Facial Rejuvenation. I believe that a healthy thriving community starts with a healthy family- Body/Mind/Spirit. I combine the ancient wisdom of Chinese Medicine with evidence-based research to create comprehensive treatments that nourishes individuals from the inside out. My love for the natural world is expressed through my work with herbs, plants, foods, essential oils, crystals, and healing sounds.  I provide a gentle, authentic, holistic care for the whole family with an emphasis on pregnancy, postpartum and pediatrics.

As an Acupuncturist I aspire to care for the whole individual in a gentle and mindful presence that aligns with each individual’s goals and expectations. I believe health and illness are dynamic, complex states that are unique to each individual. Wellness is a reflection of the whole person, body/mind/spirit. What we eat, how we sleep, our activity and rest levels, how we react to stress and the world around us are all part of the journey that reflects on our well-being. Health is more then just the absence of illness.

A healthy life is a life lived to each individual’s potentials. I wish to empower people to take an active role in their own healing process and understand what keeps them strong and vibrant.

I look forward to meeting you.

Specializing In:

  • Women’s Health
  • Fertility/Pregnancy/Birth/Postpartum
  • Holistic Pediatric Care
  • Stress relief
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Motor Vehicle & Worker’s Compensation
  • Acute/Chronic Pain management
  • Trigger Point/ Myofascial release
  • Sport Injury
  • Emotional Health

You can find more information at:
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