acupuncturists


 Acupuncturist Jon Conant, LAc

Acupuncturist Jon Conant, LAc

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.

Jon is currently contracted with the following health insurances:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • American Specialty Health Network

  • Providence Health Plans

  • Aetna

  • HealthNet

  • Moda Health

  • Cigna

  • Pacific Source

  • Reliant Health

 
 Acupuncturist Casey McCullough LAc, MAOM

Acupuncturist Casey McCullough LAc, MAOM

Casey McCullough LAc, MAOM

Licensed Acupuncturist, Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Casey’s interest in acupuncture and East Asian medicine began as a teenager after struggles with knee pain and asthma caused her to seek help outside the sphere of conventional care. The rest is history. Casey believes that humans are like intricate mosaics, made up of millions of tiny pieces. Some of these pieces are beautiful, some ugly, but all uniquely us. She strives to respect and value all of these pieces when designing treatment plans, ensuring patients leave feeling empowered about their health—because we ALL deserve to feel good. She enjoys a collaborative, team approach to patient care and wants to make sure that everyone is working towards a common goal.

Casey is a graduate of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, is certified through the NCCAOM, and licensed with the Oregon Medical Board. She has completed advanced training in orthopedic acupuncture, Japanese-style acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine. After completing her master’s degree, Casey served as an acupuncturist in an integrative primary care clinic in rural Nepal. She also spent time studying in a holistic oncology hospital in Shanghai, China where doctors combined standard Western therapies with traditional Chinese herbal medicine. During treatments, she generally likes to combine multiple therapies to improve outcomes. These may include: acupuncture, electroacupuncture, herbal medicine, tuina massage, shiatsu, cupping, guasha, moxibustion, and TCM dietary therapy.

When she’s not seeing patients, you can find Casey: running, cruising around Portland on two wheels, recreating in the great outdoors, thrifting, crafting the perfect playlist, and trying to keep her plants alive.

Casey is currently contracted with the following health insurances:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (coming soon)

  • Providence (coming soon)

 
 Acupuncturist & Naturopath Dr. Nicole Kilian, ND, Lac

Acupuncturist & Naturopath Dr. Nicole Kilian, ND, Lac

Dr. Nicole Kilian, ND, Lac

Licensed Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist


Dr. Kilian asks a lot of questions because listening is the foundation of her practice. With degrees in both Naturopathic medicine and Acupuncture, Dr. Kilian is rooted in traditional medicines while keeping the pulse on evidence-based solutions.  Dr. Kilian treats many different conditions, but is most interested in how the patient’s daily life is impacted. Dr. Kilian has a collaborative approach to treating her patients.

Her prescribed treatments include nutritional counseling, acupuncture, western and Chinese herbs, supplements, cupping, and counseling, as well as pharmaceutical medications when necessary. Dr. Kilian is also a strong proponent of Vitamin “N” as in Nature.

Dr. Kilian earned her degrees from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, and her thesis work at NUNM focused on over-training syndrome in ultramarathon athletes. She has completed extensive clinical rotations in mental health, and as an acupuncture intern provided symptom relief to cancer and multiple sclerosis patients while they underwent infusions.

Dr. Kilian’s first introduction to naturopathic medicine started when she struggled with chronic fatigue and wanted to run a marathon. She was amazed at how simple changes to her routines gave her the energy she needed. This sparked the interests that lead her to where she is today.

In her own words, “Healthy has a lot of different definitions. My strength is in helping patient’s define their definition of healthy and then working towards achieving those goals. You will not find a better cheerleader! I am on your team.” When not at the clinic, Dr. Kilian enjoys hiking, running, climbing and skiing in the beautiful outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. Her current adventures include chasing after her toddler and discovering new hikes in the Tillamook State Forest.