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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?  Have you considered Eastern Medicine before?

In treatment, I use acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and yoga to assist your body to balance. I use a functional medicine approach to discover root causing issues and focus on pain, stress management, and preventative care. Needles do not have to be used in treatment.  

Traditional Chinese Medicine is relevant in our lives today as a means of enhancing our body’s natural abilities to heal itself with treatment and daily lifestyle choices around diet and exercise. These choices can and will bring greater health into the longevity of your life.

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 promotes mindfulness, transforms awareness of physical self, and leads to mental and emotional shifts.

Let’s start a conversation! I look forward to hearing from you.  --Donica Schmidt, DS Acupuncture