Jon Conant, LAc
Acupuncturist, Oriental Medicine
Jon’s lifelong discovery of medicine and treatment has stemmed from over two decades of continued education and nearly 10 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 Diplomat 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 10 years of 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 Associate’s 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.
Kat Starbird, LAc
Acupuncturist, Oriental Medicine, Herbalist & Birth Doula
Kat received her Master’s of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, M.Ac.O.M., from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She is licensed by the Oregon Medical Board and certified by the National Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Kat offers a compassionate and intuitive approach to healthcare. As a practitioner of Chinese Medicine, she specializes in hormonal health, including everything from stress reduction and pain management, to cancer & chronic illness - with an emphasis on reproductive health, pregnancy, birth and postpartum care. She has been specializing in women's health for five years, though she loves to work with the whole family.
Kat’s introduction into holistic medicine began in adolescence, when she found herself in a healing crisis after surviving the loss of a number of friends and family members. At the time, she was dealing with multiple traumas and living with chronic respiratory & digestive health conditions. Searching for peace and purpose, she was introduced to Chinese Medicine. With the use of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and her own conscious awareness, she experienced a recovery to health and gained a new understanding of wellness. This integration of mind, body and spirit inspired her journey toward becoming a whole body health practitioner.
Kat’s patients receive a blend of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, dietary therapy, moxabustion, cupping, guided visualization, and intuitive work.
When Kat isn't practicing medicine, she is likely hiking, laughing with friends, chasing sunshine with her dog, trail running, camping, adventuring with her love, cooking, traveling, meditating or creating art.