John Servilio, L.Ac, MAOM, Diplm. ICEAM
John Servilio has thrived in the health care field for more than 20 years, specializing in painful and chronic, complex disease, and delving deeply into the root causes of disease, whether it be skin issues, digestive upset, or insomnia. He has worked as a health care journalist, massage therapist, and Reiki practitioner, and is now a worker owner at The Vital Compass.
John received his full Oriental Medicine Diplomate from the NCCAOM and the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine (ICEAM). While this level of education is not required in the State of Oregon for licensure as an acupuncturist, it shows advanced skill in the safe and effective prescription of Chinese herbs.
While many patient cases are straight-forward, our bodies, minds, and spirits can be unpredictable, and we are each different from one another in the same way that we each have our own DNA. And, truly, the only way to approach a complex, living being is with humility, openness, persistence, and the belief that the body can do a tremendous amount of healing on its own when given the chance. John incorporates medical qigong and other modalities to do this.
A graduate from the American College of Oriental Medicine (ACTCM, 2001), John is now a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) in Oregon, and is certificated in Shiatsu, Thai massage, and Chinese Orthopedic Massage. John spent much of his career in California as owner of the Oasis Chinese Medicine and Healing Arts Center where he began Arcata's first low-cost acupuncture clinic. He has full training from the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association and has worked extensively with people with HIV, addiction, and mental health issues.
John enjoys music and literature and balances his career in Chinese Medicine with his creative endeavors as a playwright. He has contributed more than ten plays to Portland's Fertile Ground Festival and is a member of the Dramatists Guild. John lives in Portland, Oregon with his husband of 26 years and his sweet wolf puppy angel, Harley.