Maria Perez, LAc.
Maria founded Brooklyn Community Acupuncture in 2006. She received her Doctorate in Oriental Medicine in 1999 from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM. She had previously received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Oregon in 1996. After some years of making a living as a traveling musician and circus performer, Ms. Perez moved to Portland in 2001 to pursue her acupuncture career. In 2003 she opened Tiger Lily Wellness, an integrative health care practice with Krystee Sidwell, LMT. She later opened Brooklyn Community Acupuncture with the goal to expand the accessibility of acupuncture care to the general population.
Adam Burrill, L.Ac., MSOM
Adam completed his undergraduate degree in Physics in 1997 and soon initiated his journey into medicine by traveling to India to volunteer with the poor, combining science and compassion with service. Returning to the US in ill health, he saw a dozen doctors with no results before being healed with Acupuncture, Herbs and healthy Chinese inspired lifestyle changes. At National College of Natural Medicine Adam studied Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology, as well as Chinese Medicine’s classical texts, which deepen our modern understanding of health through ancient perspective. The focus of his thesis and internship were diseases that create atrophy and paralysis, typically seen in diseases like Multiple Sclerosis. While working with serious diseases such as these give good perspective for every patient, Adam focuses on the preventative and holistic approaches that Chinese Medicine is famous for, and are the major component of his practice.
Matthew Elliott, L.Ac.
Matthew Elliott is a board-certified acupuncturist who has been studying Chinese medicine for over ten years. His treatments incorporate acupuncture, massage, qigong and medical herbalism to help relieve pain, strengthen and nourish the body as well as complement other rehabilitation interventions.
Matthew specializes in the treatment of chronic pain, pre- and post-operative care, digestive and sleep disorders, and women's health. He is a graduate of the 400 hour advanced herbal training program through the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine, as well as the advanced acupuncture program offered by the International Society for the Study of Classical Acupuncture, of which he is a founding member. He holds certification in shiatsu and tuina massage lineages.
Outside the clinic, Matthew is an author, a wilderness guide, and a baseball coach. He maintains a practice at 2385 NW Westover Rd, and be reached by phone (503.715.7237) and email (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more info, see his website: shinephysicaltherapy.com.
Sunny Jaynes, LAc.
Sunny is an acupuncturist, herbalist, and shiatsu practitioner certified by the Oregon Medical Board and National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. From her lifelong love of nature, Sunny was drawn to become a healer. Chinese medicine has affirmed Sunny's intuition that the earth's body is our body and that healing happens naturally.
Sunny feels grateful that this work draws on her creative side. Meeting with each patient is like starting a new song with two composers. It is Sunny's firm belief that practitioner and patient walk the healing path side by side.
As a free school teacher and a nanny and a midwifery school dropout and now acupuncturist and herbalist, Sunny has always felt connected to her work with families. She is especially interested in women's health as it pertains to fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum and ongoing mother care.
Sunny finds balance in her own life through being a musician, connecting spirit with nature, being in active community, and growing her own organic, vital food.
Melinda Nickels, ND, LAc.
I’ve been in practice since 2008, and an acupuncturist at Brooklyn Community Acupuncture since 2010, and I truly love it. I truly enjoy meeting and working with each person who comes through the door, be they patients, volunteers, or fellow acupuncturists. My commitment to community based health care started before my professional education when I was a volunteer at the Oakland, CA based Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic, a clinic which provided free acupuncture, massage and nutritional support for low income women with cancer. During my time at NCNM studying Chinese and naturopathic medicine I spent as much clinical time as possible in community clinics, providing services to a diverse group of folks throughout Portland.
In my experience at BCA, community acupuncture provides something unique, a time out of time where you can go, sit in comfort, relax and let the needles and your body work together to get you balanced and feeling better. I’m happy to work with you on any health concern. Some specific areas of focus are pain management, headaches, allergies, fertility & hormonal balancing, and anxiety & depression.
Corinne Wolcott, LAc.
Corinne integrates her experiences in Chinese Medicine, teaching, activism, art, and a regular QiGong practice to work with others in co-creating health. She emphasizes finding connection to the world around us and strengthening the resources within. She engages in intensive gender studies and prioritizes safe space for people of all identities and expression. She is grateful to be a part of the BCA community and can be reached at email@example.com
+ mon & tues 11am-7pm
+ wed 9am-5pm
+ thurs & fri 11am-7pm
+ sat 10am-3pm
Last appointment one hour before closing.
3205 SE 13th St.
Portland, OR 97202