Shelley Ashford, LAc
Shelley is a nationally board certified (NCCAOM) and Oregon State licensed acupuncturist. She's a graduate of the International Institute of Chinese Medicine, Santa Fe, New Mexico (1996). She has twenty years of clinical experience, providing care for a wide variety of health concerns and pain management.
Shelley is an experienced teacher of Oriental Medicine. She has served as an Acupuncture Point Location Supervisor at the Northwest University of Natural Medicine (Portland, OR), and as a Clinic Supervisor at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine Clinic (Portland, OR). I have taught at the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture (Phoenix, AZ), and the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (Tempe, AZ).
Shelley holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology (University of Colorado, Boulder). She has worked in behavioral health for six years before pursuing my Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine (International Institute of Chinese Medicine, 1996).
Patients appreciate that Shelley is a warm-hearted woman with a big welcoming smile.
Shelley uses a gentle therapeutic approach, seeking to make each visit an enjoyable and comfortable experience.
"Shelley has an instinctive ability to understand just what I needed and how to put me at ease. For someone who has a fear of needles she was able to calm my anxiety. It was very quick and the whole procedure was painless. I noticed an immediate response and was amazed at the results! I would definitely recommend her! She has a passion about her work and is very knowledgeable about Acupuncture and the points of the body that may need assistance to restore the bodies balance. Excellent!"
-- Don A.
"Shelley Ashford is a fabulous Acupuncturist! She has the perfect blend on knowledge and intuition, and a passion for what she does. I've seen her for everything from sinusitis to back pain, and I have always left her office feeling better. She knows what she's doing and she's excellent at it - I would recommend her to anyone!"
-- Jaymie G.