Faculty for Crossroads acupuncture training program

6 Nov

Nancy Ortiz-Gonzalez is a licensed psychologist and serves as an assistant teacher for our training program. She is a NADA ear acupuncture trainer in Mexico, and helped found our acupuncture school in Nicaragua, Barefoot Health Promoters. She has over 5 years of experience offering community acupuncture.

Tracy Thorne earned her Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) in Massachusetts. She studied both Chinese and classical Japanese acupuncture styles and Chinese herbal medicine. Prior to that she received her Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.  She has continued to study Japanese styles of acupuncture (Keiraku chiryo), moxa and bodywork since receiving her degree both in the U.S. and Japan and focuses on these modalities in her private practice where she treats children and adults of all ages. She completed a post-graduate training in Classical Chinese herbalism through the Institute for Classics in East Asian Medicine (ICEAM) and practices this style of herbal medicine along with Japanese herbal medicine (Kampo).  She has been a faculty member at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine for 10 years where she teaches a course in Japanese styles of acupuncture and moxibustion.  Her clinic is in SE Portland where she has practiced for 14 years.  Tracy has developed Crossroads’ Moxa course for health promoters in Mexico.

Mallory Harman graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in 2018 with a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She spent the following four months working as an acupuncturist and primary care provider with the Acupuncture Relief Project in Bajrabarahi, Nepal. Since that time she has traveled to Juárez, Mexico on two separate occasions to observe and work with the not-for-profit Crossroads Acupuncture. She currently lives in Portland, OR offering acupuncture groups at the Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA), assistant teaching at OCOM, and running a small private practice in the historic Alberta district. Read more about Mallory’s experience teaching in Mexico in this article she published in Medicinal Roots Magazine.

Ryan Bemis is co-founder of Crossroads and is our NADA registered trainer. He coordinates our training program in Mexico, the US, and Nicaragua. Click here to learn more about Ryan.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: