Dr. Arista Gates, DSOM


Dr. Arista Gates is a board-licensed acupuncturist & herbalist in both Oregon and Washington. She graduated with highest honors from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR with a Doctorate of Science in Oriental Medicine (DSOM).
During school Arista began studying an advanced system of pulse diagnosis named for its masters, Dr. John Shen and Dr. Leon Hammer. Arista continues to study regularly with the community of Shen-Hammer practitioners in Portland, OR.
In the treatment room, she grounds her work in the wisdom of pulse diagnosis and in her own two hands. In addition to acupuncture & its adjunctive therapies, Arista is trained in two styles of gentle bodywork: craniosacral therapy and myofascial release.

When not treating patients, you will likely find her hitting the trail with her seventeen-year-old Quarter horse, Theo.