I will not be leaving you all without care, however, as I’m excited to announce that I’ve hired Mallory Harman, LAc. to assume my practice at Alberta Street Acupuncture starting on April 30th. I’m very excited to welcome Mallory to the clinic – she earned her Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) degree from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and is currently licensed to practice acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in Oregon and Montana. Following graduation, Mallory spent four months working as an Acupuncturist and Primary Care Provider with the Acupuncture Relief Project, a non-profit organization providing medical support to underserved rural communities in Nepal. There she not only gained unique and invaluable experience, she was touched by the community and deeply reminded of the importance of trust, connection, and compassion in each of her patient visits. Read her blog post. She then traveled to Juárez, Mexico where she spent one week teaching and working with Promotores Descalzos (barefoot health promoters), a local school in the borderlands serving their community through acupuncture, safe spaces, and community support.
Mallory often treats using an orthopedic approach (looking at structural changes and gathering information through objective testing), while also choosing points and other therapies to support the person constitutionally and energetically. She loves to incorporate cupping, gua sha, and massage into her treatments when warranted. She believes in an integrative approach, often requesting to look over medical records and consult with other medical providers when necessary. Please visit our website to learn more about her.
Mallory will be working on Tuesdays from 10:30am-7pm, Thursdays from 9am-4pm, and Saturdays from 11am-5pm. ***Please know that the transition will not affect the cost for your care.*** If you have been using insurance for your treatments, your insurance plan will continue without interruption when you see Mallory. If I have been treating you on a cash-basis, that will also continue ahead without change.
And one more piece of exciting news! Come January, 2020, my wife and fellow acupuncturist, Tara Gregory, LAc. will be joining the team at Alberta Street Acupuncture Clinic in my place. She brings over 8 years of clinical experience in private practice with her, including additional study in internal medicine, advanced study of Chinese herbalism, and women’s health and fertility. Tara is also an experienced practitioner of yoga and meditation, and offers her patients guidance on healthy habits and tips from over 500-hours of yoga teacher training and a previous job as a personal chef. Tara’s a wonderful practitioner (yes I’m biased but for good reason) and I encourage you to give her a try when she joins the clinic in the New Year.
Thanks for the many years of allowing me to be a part of your healthcare team.
With immense gratitude,
Stephanie Gregory, LAc.