Denise Adán, L.Ac, MAOM
Denise Adán holds a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) from the Oregon College and Oriental Medicine and is currently there pursuing her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) in order to specialize in women’s health, aging adult conditions and to further her understanding of Western biomedical diseases.
She believes the universe gives us many ways to heal and it is her passion to help individuals navigate their health journey with all that is available. She sees herself as a resource and as an individual who holds space for all that is possible.
In practice, she uses acupuncture, Chinese herbalism, Asian bodywork, yoga, and meditation to aid patients in their own healing work. Her specialties include hepatology, chronic pain, physical injuries, motor vehicle accidents, mental health, trauma, PTSD, and sleep disorders. She loves working with patients who are looking for lifestyle coaching and dietary guidance to improve their health and overall wellbeing.
Denise’s mission is to address the social disparities in healthcare through the use of Acupuncture and holistic medicine practices with the specific intent to serve immigrant communities in the Portland area. Her passion is fueled by her experience of growing up in the Mexican and Polish immigrant communities of Chicago and seeing preventable and manageable health issues progress unnecessarily from poor case management and minimal access to alternative health care.