Theresa Jones-Saxton, MSAOM, LAc
Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR

About Me


"Health is the greatest possession" - Lao Tzu

My professional path began with earning a B.A. in Dance in 2005 from San Diego State University however, my passion for holistic healthcare arose as a result of my cancer treatment in my 20's. Don't get me wrong, I'm a self professed biomedical knowledge nerd and my oncology team was proficient and caring, but a sense of humanity was missing from the experience. The Western medicine approach of treating the disease rather than treating an individual experiencing a diseased state had felt jarring and incomplete. 

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from San Diego State University, I began a 20 year career in the wellness industry as a personal trainer and yoga instructor. During my time as a fitness professional I was loving my work but I wanted to broaden my scope of practice to help people even more. I therefore enrolled in the Doctor of Chiropractic program at Southern California University of Health Sciences and it was one day after receiving an acupuncture treatments at SCUHS's school clinic I had a lightening bolt realization...acupuncture and Chinese medicine embodied the personalized, whole human approach (treating  body, spirit, and mind) that I had craved during my cancer treatment!

I immediately switched tracks and enrolled in Pacific College of Health and Science (formerly Pacific College of Oriental Medicine) in San Diego, and graduated with a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2019. Currently I'm enjoying working with Dr. Aaron Davison, DC and his excellent team at Tualatin Optimal Wellness. To learn more about me, including my professional experience, and philosophy on health and wellness, please go to the "Contact Me" page and send me a message. 

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