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Tracy Thorne, MAOM, LAc

Tracy’s style is described as gentle, effective, and participatory.

She meets the body where it is – and then develops a plan to bring about optimal health and performance. Through detailed evaluation and consistent treatment, Tracy works with you to develop a strategy to get you where you want to be: healthy.

Competent and focused, Tracy believes in the power of the body – and in the power of teamwork. She enjoys working with other providers to provide the best overall treatment plan for the patient. By meeting people where they are, Tracy facilitates real growth and healing. Client participation, balancing yin and yang and believing in the healing power of the body are all key.

Degrees and Certifications include

National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – Board Certified 100%
Masters in Oriental Medicine, New England School of Acupuncture 100%
Masters in Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School 100%
Tracy believes many people can benefit from acupuncture but she especially enjoys working with orthopedic concerns in athletes and fitness enthusiasts and in helping people with chronic and complex disharmonies.

She also enjoys working with children using non-insertive pediatric acupuncture techniques called Shonishin. Tracy works continuously at studying new techniques while refining existing ones.

The experience of working with Tracy is filled with encouragement, expertise and ideas that actually fit your life. It’s also filled with an immense knowledge base, a wide range of skills, and gentle demeanor that makes every treatment a pleasant and meaningful experience. Whether it’s complicated or simple, she’ll help you reach your goals in a friendly, holistic manner.

She is board certified and has her Diplomate in both Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine through the National Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensed through the Oregon Medical Board.

Tracy practices:
  • Meridian therapy (Keiraku Chiryo) in the lineage of Shudo Denmei
  • Kiiko style
  • Mukaino Method
  • Shonishin
  • Sotai
  • Shaku Ju Therapy

Tracy is passionate about Japanese styles of acupuncture and continues to study regularly in the US and Japan. She has taught Japanese meridian therapy at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine since 2011. She studied at New England school of Acupuncture at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with a dual degree in Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture and herbal medicine.

What People Are Saying

My body and I completely trust her and can relax under her care.

RI, Patient

Tracy has been a huge help in getting/keeping my athletes on the floor for competition!

Amy Carol, Athletic Trainer, University of Portland

Tracy is always eager to help, and is highly accomplished in her profession. She is remarkably attuned to how the body works, and does an extraordinary job of helping me maintain less muscle tension and stress, creating overall comfort. I would recommend Tracy to anyone looking for an effective, detail-oriented acupuncturist.

Ruby Sullivan, Patient

Tracy was one of the best teachers I had in acupuncture school, and possibly ever. She is passionate and deeply knowledgeable about Japanese acupuncture and managed to give us more practical tools to help patients in 1 quarter than in many of the year-long courses.

CS, Student, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

As someone who’s had experience with acupuncture over the years, due to chronic health issues, I consider Tracy Thorne one of Portland’s most skilled practitioners. She applies gentle Japanese-style acupuncture and moxibustion expertly and with great care. As a healthcare communications professional, I especially appreciate Tracy’s articulate explanations for her treatment approach. She is also quite knowledgeable about integrative medicine options, including exercise and nutrition, and when additional resources or medical approaches might be of benefit. Most important, Tracy is a kind and compassionate presence in the treatment room. I consider Tracy Thorne Wellness gentle, intelligent medicine at its finest.

Mark Harris, Medical Journalist, Patient

I have worked with Tracy for over 6 years on and off for post-car accident treatment and autoimmune support. I can’t say enough about her professionalism, wisdom, compassion and intuition which has helped me and many of my loved ones improve our symptoms and relieve pain. Tracy’s integrity and deep knowledge make her a powerful practitioner!

Megan Barnett, Patient

Tracy has helped me immeasurably. She’s smart, gentle, professional and made a huge impact in my health. She helped me with peri-menopause symptoms and made them practically disappear, but also provided me with much needed relief from back, neck, and knee problems. She’s a gem and has made such a difference in my life. She really knows her stuff and I felt confident in her treatments because I knew I was in the hands of a compassionate and extremely knowledgeably and experienced practitioner.

KG, Patient