Lori Petras, MAcOM, LAc

Lori Petras, MAcOM, LAc

Acupuncturist

Lori is a nationally licensed and board certified Diplomat in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by the NCCAOM.  She graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (O.C.O.M.), receiving her Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  Prior to this journey, Lori received a BS in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, giving her a detailed Western understanding of how our bodies function.  After finishing her studies at O.C.O.M., she chose to deepen her knowledge of Eastern medicine by completing an advanced clinical internship at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China.  While there, Lori had the privilege of working with world renowned Doctors of Chinese Medicine, expanding her knowledge of acupuncture techniques, gynecology, infertility, and herbal medicine.

“My journey with Chinese medicine began with my own acupuncture experience.  To put it simply, I was fascinated by my acupuncture treatments and needed to know more.  Acupuncture not only relieved my chronic pain, it changed my destiny.  I’ve always been a personal advocate for natural, holistic medicine and I was ready to answer the question “How can I help?”

When not serving my community through Chinese medicine, I love traveling to other countries, growing organically in my gardens, dog walks, and eating out at Portland’s great restaurants!   I am an advocate for environmental and collective consciousness and I support my community in any way I can.”

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