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Madhvi Aggarwal
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2010

Terry Atchley
American
Acupuncturist: 2013
Team Lead: 2015

Angie Avdeef
American
Acupuncturist: 2011

Jacqueline Bailey
American
Nurse/Acupuncturist: 2014

Robert Balko
American
Acupuncturist: 2017

Alyssa Baser
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2015

Jubal Bewick
American
Acupuncturist: 2014

Lucy Bransbury
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2017

Jenna Brown
American
Acupuncturist: 2014

Jessica "Jessi" Brown
American
Acupuncturist: 2017

Jordan "Sugandhi" Brown
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2017, 2018

Andre Capeiz
New Zealand
Acupuncturist: 2016

Brad Carroll
American
Massage Therapist: 2012
Allegheny Holistic Health Care

Joey Chan
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2013

Rachel Chang
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2016

Elissa Chapman
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2012
Team Lead: 2013, 2016
Clinic Director: 2017, 2018

Jeffery Chiu
American
Acupuncturist: 2017
Assistant Team Lead: 2017

Tessa Concepcion
American
Medical Student: 2013

Susanna Correia
American
Acupuncturist: 2014

Seven Crow
American
Acupuncturist: 2012

Maura Dawgert
American
Acupuncturist: 2010

Hanna DeFuria
American
Acupuncturist: 2013

Satyamohan Dongal
Nepali
Acupuncturist: 2017, 2018

Joy Earl
American
Acupuncturist: 2013

Seth Enos
American
Naturopath: 2015

Garret Fabian
American
Acupuncturist: 2008

Elizabeth Fitzgerald
American
Physical Therapist: 2014

Tiffany Forster
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2015
Assistant Team Lead: 2017

Angela Freeman
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

Jason Gauruder
American
Acupuncturist: 2014

Regan Goodrich
American
Acupuncturist: 2017

Amy Gordon
American
Acupuncturist: 2017

Emma Goulart
American
Acupuncturist: 2013
Integrative Balance

Stephanie Grant
American
Acupuncturist: 2012
Stephanie Grant Acupuncture

Natalie Gregersen
American
Acupuncturist: 2012

Tara Gregory
American
Acupuncturist: 2012
Tara Gregory Acupuncture

Rebecca "Bex" Groebner
American
Acupuncturist: 2015
Team Lead: 2017

Rachael Haley
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2014

Alisha Harrington
American
Acupuncturist: 2018

Christina Haywood
American
Acupuncturist: 2018

Anna Helms
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2013

Rachel Hemblade
British
Acupuncturist: 2015

Oscar Hewitt
British
Acupuncturist: 2016

April Hinsberger
American
Acupuncturist: 2015

Jennifer Hurth
American
Acupuncturist: 2017

Allissa Keane
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2013

Liz Kerr
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2013

Lucy Kervin
American
Acupuncturist: 2017

Meghan Keysboe
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

Jennie King
American
Acupuncturist: 2009
Red Bird Healing Arts

Marian Klaes
American
Chiropractor/Acupuncturist: 2014

Corin Koster
Swiss
Acupuncturist: 2017

Sylvia Kunakom
American
Acupuncturist: 2014

Chantaal Lebay
American
Acupuncturist: 2015

Anya Leigh
American
Acupuncturist: 2014

Dean Leslie
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2017

Weiling Lin
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2015

Sarah Lobser
American
Acupuncturist: 2009

Alison Loercher
American
Acupuncturist: 2009
Team Lead: 2012
The Vital Compass

Leela Longson
American
Acupuncturist: 2009

Hong Lu
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2017

Colin Luh
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

Anne Frances Hardy
American
Naturopath/Acupuncturist: 2010

Cami Hobbs
American
Acupuncturist: 2017

Sandy Homer
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

Danube Jacobs
American
Acupuncturist: 2010

Eirik Johansen
Norwegian
Acupuncturist: 2013

Amanda Johnson
American
Acupuncturist: 2014

Jasmin Jones
American
Acupuncturist: 2013

Jesse Jory
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

Katy Kemp
American
Physical Therapist: 2012

Stacey Kett
American
Acupuncturist: 2011
Team Lead: 2016
Tap Roots

Shinwon Kim
American
Acupuncturist: 2015

Lynsee Leahy
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2010

Lynn Lobo
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2014

Danielle Lombardi
American
Acupuncturist: 2011
Portland Healing Space

Fedosia Masaligin
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

Katie Marshall
American
Acupuncturist: 2010

Sarah Martin
American
Acupuncturist: 2012

Nikole Maxey
American
Acupuncturist: 2009
Family Roots Acupuncture and Herbs

Jessica Maynard
American
Acupuncturist: 2012

Casey McCullough
American
Acupuncturist: 2017

Patty McDuffey
American
Acupuncturist: 2013
Team Lead: 2013, 2014
Mt Bachelor Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic

Dayna Meier
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2010

Haley Merritt
American
Acupuncturist: 2013

Amanada Milian
American
Acupuncturist: 2017

Lynn Minervini
American
Acupuncturist: 2017

Kyndl Mueller
American
Acupuncturist: 2017

Zoe Nash
British
Acupuncturist: 2015, 2016
Assistant Team Lead: 2016

Leith Nippes
American
Acupuncturist: 2008
Team Lead: 2010

Helena Nyssen
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2014

Florence Ollivier
French
Acupuncturist: 2017, 2018

Rachel Pearce
American
Acupuncturist: 2010

Marlena Pecora
American
Acupuncturist: 2013, 2015
Team Lead: 2014

Amy Rattenbury
American
Acupuncturist: 2010

Jennifer Rankin
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2011
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Paula Rashkow
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

Jennifer Redding
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2013

Danielle Reghi
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

Naya Cheung Rice
American
Acupuncturist: 2011

Zachary Rice
American
Acupuncturist: 2011

Sarah Richards
American
Massage Therapist: 2012
Assistant Team Lead: 2015

Sandy Riedman
American
Acupuncturist: 2010

Shawn Robertson
American
Acupuncturist: 2018

Emilie Salomons
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2010

Emma Sanchez
American
Acupuncturist: 2016
Assistant Team Lead: 2016, 2017
Team Lead: 2018

Andrew Schlabach
American
Acupuncturist: 2008
Team Lead: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Healthwerks Acupuncture Wellness Clinic

Amy Schwartz
American
Acupuncturist: 2012

Kelli Jo Scott
American
Acupuncturist: 2012

Margaret Shao
American
Acupuncturist: 2015, 2016

Kimberly Shields
American
Acupuncturist: 2018

Kimberly Shepherd
British
Acupuncturist: 2015

Asiya Shoot
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2013
Team Lead: 2015

Jamil Shoot
American
Acupuncturist: 2015
Assistant Team Lead: 2015

Phonexay Simon
American
Acupuncturist: 2013
FIT Wellness Centers

Eliot Sitt
American
Acupuncturist: 2014

Kimberly [Kimo] Shotz
American
Nurse Practitioner/Acupuncturist: 2011
Oasis Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine

Erin Smith
American
Acupuncturist: 2015

Chanel Smythe
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2013

Emma Snare
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2017

Allyndreth Stead
American
Acupuncturist: 2009

Heidi Stoeckl
American
Acupuncturist: 2009

Bonnie Sweetland
American
Acupuncturist: 2014

Lindsey Thompson
American
Acupuncturist: 2013
Thompson Family Acupuncture Clinic

John Timm, Jr
American
Acupuncturist: 2014

Jennifer Walker
American
Acupuncturist: 2011
Allegheny Holistic Health Care

Kuong Wang
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

Jeanne Mare Werle
American
Acupuncturist: 2012

Michelle Waneka
American
Acupuncturist: 2017

Tonya Weber
American
Acupuncturist: 2017

Trudy Wendelin
American
Acupuncturist: 2018

Ian Wilkinson
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

Diane Wintzer
American
Acupuncturist: 2008
Team Lead: 2010, 2012
Wintzer Acupuncture

Felicity Woebkenberg
American
Acupuncturist: 2011

Kaikit Wong
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2016'

Sonya Wool
American
Acupuncturist: 2018

Chad Wuest
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2014

Dana Youssef
American
Acupuncturist: 2010

Debbie Yu
American
Acupuncturist: 2015

Sun Yun
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

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