Matthew first became interested in holistic medicine while studying for a Comparative Religions degree at San Diego State University. After moving to Oregon in 2001, he spent two years in an herbal apprenticeship and four years organic farming in the Willamette Valley. Matthew studied acupuncture at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and received a masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2007. He has been practicing acupuncture in Newberg for the past three years at his clinic Chehalem Acupuncture. He is licensed with the Oregon Medical Board and certified through the NCCAOM.
Matthew has traveled to Nanjing China where he completed advanced study in both acupuncture and herbal medicine at various hospitals around the the city. The experience helped to broaden his knowledge and clinical skills. It was a great opportunity to see how Traditional Chinese Medicine is practiced in its native land, fully integrated with Western Biomedicine in a truly complementary health care system. He has also extensively studied and practiced Dr. Tan's Balance Method and Master Tung's Acupuncture System. Both styles are known for being extremely affective in treating pain, often having immediate results.
Matthew also has a strong passion and knowledge for plants. For the past ten years he has been involved with growing, wildcrafting, and formulating all types of botanical medicines including teas, tinctures, salves, and liniments. He is a medicine maker and Chinese herbalist incorporating both Western & Chinese herbs in his practice.
Matthew maintains balance in his life with the practice of qigong. His lifelong study of this ancient art focuses on the cultivation of ones internal energy to promote healing and longevity. He is a certified teacher of One Thousand Hands Buddha qigong, 6 Sound Therapy qigong, and 8 Treasures qigong.
Matthew lives on a farm outside Carlton with his wife and two kids.
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