Melinda Wheeler, L.Ac.



Chinese medicine can change the world. And I plan to use it to do just that. This medicine enables us to heal ourselves individually and by extension, collectively. Aptly utilized, Chinese medicine is a framework that illuminates a greater understanding of all the spaces, roles, relationships, and habitual ways we inhabit our body and mind.


Healing is already taking place inside of each of us. Our bodies and our beings know what they want for us and are yearning for the right balance. I treat individuals through tapping into that healing energy and allowing it to flourish and give rise to positive transformation. I greatly value sitting with discomfort and shining a light on the spaces that are waiting patiently (and some not so patiently) to be touched, healed, and awakened within us.


My care is personalized and tailored to each individual. Through my studies and training, I have developed many techniques and tools to treat anyone, no matter their ailment or injury. Whether you have identified symptoms of physical pain, emotional instability, or you aren’t quite able to put your finger on any form of dis-ease, but you want to try acupuncture and/or Chinese medicine, come and see what we can accomplish together for the betterment and evolution of your well being!



I am a Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist in the state of Oregon. I hold a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon (now National University of Natural Medicine) and graduated with highest honors. I am now studying toward a doctorate degree in the same field. During my masters program, I worked both in the school’s medical clinic and in community clinics around the Portland Area.


I have treated patients in community clinics including Outside In, Hooper Detox Center, OHSU Richmond Integrative Care Clinic, Volunteers of America Men’s Residential Center, and the Mercy and Wisdom Clinic. The privilege of representing my school in various community organizations fueled my passion and ability to see acupuncture as a tool not simply for individual healing, but also for restorative and social justice work.


An ardent student of the Shen-Hammer Pulse Diagnosis System and Lineage, I have the good fortune of assisting my teachers in seminars and classes. Along with continued study, there is not much that I enjoy more than sharing the profound teachings I have come to know through the practice of pulse diagnosis. This diagnostic method provides patient and practitioner with a way to access the messages that the body is attempting to communicate in a meaningful, elegant, and powerful way. The body knows best, and it always leads us to healing!


I learned the art and efficacy of Cranialsacral Therapy and Myofascial Release (MFR) at Moving Mountains Institute in Portland, OR. I find that these modalities are incredibly complementary therapies to the principles found in Classical Chinese medicine. The study of these therapies has greatly increased my proficiency in speaking the language of the body.