Jon Conant, LAc
Acupuncturist I Oriental Medicine
Jon’s lifelong discovery of medicine and treatment has stemmed from over two decades of continued education and nearly ten years in health care. His fascination with healing and medicine is shown in his kindness and commitment to his patients, supporting them on their path to health using the transformative wisdom of Asian medicine.
Jon is licensed with the Oregon Medical Board and is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine with the National Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He holds a Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, one of the oldest and most comprehensive programs in the country. During his time at OCOM, he earned certification as an Acupuncture Detox Specialist and a certified QiGong Instructor with the Ling Gui International Healing Qi Gong School. After graduation, Jon completed an externship in China with the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, where he studied with doctors of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in holistic hospitals and clinics, witnessing the benefits of combining Eastern and Western modalities to maximize outcomes for patients. Despite his extensive Eastern medicine education, Jon began his practice of healing by way of Physical Therapy, with nearly ten years hospital and clinic experience, and holds two degrees from Idaho State University: a Bachelor of Art in Biology with an emphasis in Human Development and an Associates Degree in Physical Therapy.
Jon has worked with a wide variety of individuals, addressing various challenges to their well-being, including: low back pain, fibromyalgia, PMS, menopause discomforts, chronic pain management, stress, mood irregularities, fatigue, weight management, digestive upset, sports injuries, musculoskeletal imbalances, heart disease, stroke rehabilitation, allergies, common cold and flu, addictions, post-surgical support, cancer support and more. He specializes in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Moxibustion, Zen Shiatsu, Tuina and Cupping.
Along with his healthcare practice, he enjoys time with his wife and two dogs, friends, music, contemplation, and great food.
Sasha Melendez, LAc
With an undergraduate degree in biology and a Master’s of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, I have been studying living things and the world around them my entire adult life. I believe that the body, mind and spirit are deeply interconnected. What effects one, will effect them all. Using acupuncture and herbs, I help bring balance between all three. I believe that healing should originate from the source of the ailment, going beyond the symptom-level to bring long lasting healing. I am passionate and grateful to be able to play a part in the health and wellness of other people, and I am excited to help restore balance in your life.
I have experience working with a wide variety of ailments and offer Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Moxibustion, Cupping, Gua Sha, Nutritional Counseling, Tuina, Shiatsu, Japanese Style Acupuncture and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.
Acupuncture: Small needles, about the size of a human hair, are placed at specific points in order to encourage the flow of vital energy where needed in order to promote healing and energetic balance.
Japanese Acupuncture: Excellent for treatment of anxiety, stress, and hormone related concerns. Utilizes only a few acupuncture points according to pulse and abdominal palpation.
Balancing method: An acupuncture style used to harmonize qi when there is an imbalance between meridians. Pain is usually reduced or eliminated within moments of stimulating acupuncture points.
Tuina: Similar to deep tissue massage and helpful with injuries and musculoskeletal imbalances. Tuina is usually performed in conjunction with other therapies for maximum benefit, especially acupuncture, cupping, and/or moxibustion.
Zen Shiatsu: Uses gentle pressure to harmonize qi and enhance flow throughout the body’s meridians in order to improve potential to heal. Helps to achieve a state of deep relaxation and clarity.
Herbs: Combinations of herbs are mixed together into formulas based on diagnosis according to Asian Medicine theory. They can be taken in tea or capsule form.
Moxibustion: A particular herb, called mugwort, is warmed near the skin to enhance the flow of blood and qi through meridians.
Cupping: Usually applied to the back, and helpful for allergies, common colds, and injuries, cupping is a therapy that promotes deep circulation of qi in the channels.
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