Nurturing Health through Ancient Wisdom

Bringing balance, wellness, and healing with Eastern modalities

Eliza Rowley

Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine

Eliza Rowley, MSOM L.Ac., earned a Bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Her extensive clinical training included specialized rotations working in addiction recovery. She pursued additional training in Chinese language, herbal formulas and Qi Gong in the Sichuan region of China.

Eliza completed an intensive, two-year Clinical Integration course with visionary five-element acupuncturist Lonny Jarrett. She is currently enrolled in Graduate Mentorship Program continuing studies with another wise leader in East Asian Medicine, Sharon Weizenbaum.

Eliza believes in a practical approach to healing. She works with patients to make a plan that fits their life, and their readiness to make changes. Ultimately, it is our everyday habits, and conscious, educated choices which have the greatest impact on our health and happiness. When people learn how to make better life choices from a place of kindness and deep care for themselves, rather than by adhering to inflexible, perfectionistic rules, we make room for joy in our lives as we heal.

Eliza was born and raised in Washington DC, but left in 1998 to study alternative medicine. She has lived in Chicago, Denver, Santa Barbara, and Arlington Virginia, and returned to the Pacific Northwest permanently in 2018. She is currently licensed to practice in Oregon and California.

Eliza lives in Milwaukie with her son and two cats, is an avid hiker, backpacker, cinema buff, and a board member of the Satir Family Camp.

How Eliza got Started

Eliza's interest in alternative therapeutics began when she was a young adult in the '90s.  She had been managing a chronic health problem through a standard western medical approach, and thought that long-term treatment from that approach would lead to more health struggles down the line.  A visit with a wholistic medical doctor in DC left her feeling, for the first time, that her own subjective experience of what was going on with her body was relevant information, worth listening to.  This empowering healing experience prompted her move from DC to her family in Portland, Oregon, to learn more about wholistic healing. 

Committed to Your Health

Eliza believes that the connection between practitioner and patient has a significant impact on the effectiveness of a modality like acupuncture. She wants to hear how you really are, not how you think you should be.... Your comfort in the office and with the dialogue allow for clarity -- identifying values and priorities, and noticing shifts throughout the therapeutic process. So, while the office building is simple, the treatment table is extra comfortable, including a Bio-mat which provides soothing warmth without an electromagnetic field.  

Let's Begin Your Wellness Journey

Eliza is here, ready to listen to you

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