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."