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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."

Donica Schmidt, L.Ac, Dipl. Ac, MATCM

Donica Schmidt is the founder and owner of DS Acupuncture.   She holds a bachelors degree in Dance and a masters degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Studying body movement has always brought her joy; first by dancing, and now by tapping into the subtle body through yoga and Chinese Medicine. She has also spent time leaning Thai Yoga Massage, the MELT Method, Qi Gong, and trauma-informed yoga with Living Yoga.

You can find Donica teaching at Woodlawn Yoga and Providence Portland Medical Center.  Her style is inspired to be accessible to all though the yoga forms of vinyasa, hatha, restorative, and yin.

"Acupuncture is much like dance in that they both support a natural flow of movement in the body to help it work with better function."