Amy Chitwood L.Ac.


PhotoAmy Chitwood, MAcOM, LAc, is a graduate of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She is nationally board certified in Chinese herbal medicine and manages the Portland Acupuncture Blog.

Amy lived in Ulsan, South Korea for three years, where she learned about the art of acupuncture and saw the benefits of the medicine. Her appreciation for quiet meditation began while wandering through beautiful Buddist temples in Korea and she became certified as a Usui Reiki practitioner and acquired a black belt in the martial art Hapkido.

Amy worked in research at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She assisted with studies on the effects of acupuncture in endometriosis, and the affects of acupuncture on fatigue in multiple sclerosis. She is also a certified One Thousand Hands Buddha Qigong instructor, and studied under the QiGong master Liu He.

Amy received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia. A native Oregonian, Amy enjoys hiking in the Gorge with her husband and dog, cooking healthy food, writing about wellness, and reading good books.