Gina Chang, L.Ac., Dipl. OM.
Gina Chang, L.Ac., Dipl. OM. is Board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (NCCAOM) for Oriental medicine (Dipl.O.M.), which includes 3 specialties: Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, and Asian bodywork.
A native from Taiwan, Gina is able to read and understand Chinese medicine’s primary source material in its original, and without the translation errors and language misinterpretations many not versed in Mandarin might struggle.
She is licensed to practice in Oregon by the Oregon Medical Board (OMB) and received her master’s degree from the NCCAOM-accredited International Institute of Chinese Medicine (IICM) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, graduating with 4.0 honors in spring 2003.
Her past clinical experience includes treating post-surgical patients at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, NM. She specializes in auto/work injuries, acute/chronic pain, musculoskeletal disorders, post-stroke recovery, digestive disorders, and women’s health issues.
Patients describe Gina primarily in two ways: compassionate and skillful. Gina’s sincere compassion for her patient’s well-being is demonstrated in her taking the time to truly listen to their health concerns, as well as in her commitment to continuing education far in excess of state licensure requirements.
Gina’s continuing education includes several acupuncture techniques learned from internationally-recognized and well-known teachers from China and Taiwan. Gina’s treatment emphasizes not only pain relief, but also improving the cause of the pain to normalize patients’ daily functions and achieve stability. Many patients found Gina’s treatment provided additional relief and improvements they had never experienced before.
Believing in integrated healthcare to maximize optimal health and reduce overall healthcare cost, Gina appreciates the value of blending aspects of both east and west, and to work as a professional adjunct to the Western medical community.