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Donica Schmidt Acupuncture

DS Acupuncture in Portland, Oregon offers the following Traditional Chinese Medicine services to treat a variety of ailments: acupuncture, cupping, moxa, tuina, herbs and formulas, guasha, nutritional counseling, electrical stimulation, and qi gong.

Donica Schmidt (L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., MATCM) is the founder and owner of DS Acupuncture.  She received with honors a Masters of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University in California.  Shortly after, she moved to Portland to continue practicing.  Before this, she graduated with a BFA in Dance through California State University, Long Beach.  Movement of the body lead her curiosity to yoga.  She received her 200-hour Yoga Certification in 2008 and has been practicing and teaching yoga ever since.  She has also invested time studying other forms of physical healing through Thai Yoga Massage and the MELT Method.  As well as various forms of Tai Chi.

"I believe, if the body can feel so good after big movement such as yoga, dance or anything physical, then there must be small movement that when shifted the correct way can make a person feel just as good, if not better.  That's what acupuncture does, supports a natural flow of movement in the body to help it work with better function."


Welcome to DS Acupuncture based in Portland, Oregon.  Do you have questions concerning your health?  I use a functional approach to medicine, encompassing your lifestyle to treat the root of the issue with acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and movement therapy including yoga.  Needles do not have to be used in treatment.  

Traditional Chinese Medicine has been providing the world with health care with emphasis on preventative medicine for centuries. Studies have shown to successfully treat a number of ailments especially those measured in pain.

Yoga movement can be accessible to all when broken down to its basic foundation which is breath and posture. Containing a focused breath with safe movement, the practices of yoga transforms awareness of physical self, and leads to mental and emotional shifts.

Letโ€™s start a conversation! I look forward to hearing from you.  --Donica Schmidt, DS Acupuncture