About Acupuncture Ecology

Welcome to Acupuncture Ecology in Corvallis, Oregon, a holistic health clinic specializing in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese vitality exercises called qi gong, diet and lifestyle consultation, and other healing modalities.

Acupuncture Ecology provides medical care to the public in Corvallis and surrounding communities. Our services cover a broad spectrum of outpatient care, from acute conditions such as cold and flu, infections, pain, and traumatic conditions, to chronic diseases such as gastrointestinal issues, diabetes, and autoimmune conditions.

Acupuncture Ecology seeks to treat underlying conditions, not just symptoms, by embodying an approach that looks deeply into the roots of your being, to fully understand your illness and your health.

An ecological approach sees health as founded in a web of relationships, within your body and with your environment. Only by thoroughly considering these relationships can a truly powerful and permanent healing come about.

Acupuncture Ecology takes the time you need to really understand your health. We offer a unique, extensive diagnostic interview, including in-depth examination using a very sensitive method called Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis.

You’ll get counseling and education for your own self-healing; you’ll get the tools and the comprehension you need to survive and thrive well beyond the resolution of your illness.

Acupuncture Ecology was founded on the principle that half of the solution is knowing the problem. Thus, treatment is based on thorough understanding. A clear and deep perception of your ecological relationships leads to effective treatment and long-lasting results, and to self-understanding, self-empowerment, and true self-healing. This is the best and most permanent way to help you thrive in whatever way best suits your needs and your life purpose.

Acupuncture is not just about needles. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine, at the highest levels, are about reestablishing a harmonious relationship within yourself, and with your environment.

We are committed to that, and no less.

About David D. Yeh

I am a practitioner of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and qigong. I hold National Certification in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and am licensed in the state of Oregon (#AC01285).

I received my Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. Dragon Rises was founded by Leon Hammer, M.D., author of Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies: Psychology & Chinese Medicine and Chinese Pulse Diagnosis: A Contemporary Approach. Dr. Hammer apprenticed for 27 years with the famous Chinese physician Dr. John H.F. Shen. Dr. Shen and Dr. Hammer were renowned especially for their pulse diagnosis skills; Dr. Hammer crystallized his vast experience in his textbook and in his system, Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis ®. During my time in Florida, I received extensive training in this method and lineage.

A thorough foundation in Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis makes the diagnosis of complex and difficult conditions much clearer, and makes possible the ability to apply Chinese medicine as a truly preventative medicine.

To build on this foundation, I pursue training in Neijing classical acupuncture under Edward Neal, M.D. This branch of acupuncture is founded on the Neijing, the “Inner Classic,” which is the most ancient Chinese medical text. Being written in a time when other medical options were limited or not invented yet, it presents acupuncture methods to treat serious and complex diseases. Dr. Neal describes the true potential of acupuncture as being “hospital-level medicine,” able to treat life-threatening illnesses, and while much of acupuncture in the modern age may not yet be back at that level of practice, I aim for the highest standard!

I also pursue advanced herbal training in the Graduate Mentorship Program taught by senior practitioner Sharon Weizenbaum, who has been practicing Chinese medicine for 30 years and has helped me further clarify my ability to diagnose clearly and accurately.

Previously, I completed basic training in the Toyohari style of Japanese meridian therapy, an advanced form of acupuncture focusing on gentle technique, refined sensitivity, and keen palpation skills to achieve powerful results. Toyohari is especially suited for those who are sensitive or deficient, including the children or elderly or the needle-phobic; thankfully, there’s no need to sacrifice effectiveness for gentleness.

I’ve also received training in acupuncture from Taiwanese acupuncturist Richard Tan and have completed basic and advanced studies with Susan Johnson on the use of Master Tung’s points.

As an avid practitioner of qigong (Chinese energy exercises), I trained intensively with Shaolin Wahnam, and received certification as a Medical Qigong Practitioner by the International College of Medical Qigong. I am currently pursuing neigong training with Damo Mitchell at Lotus Neigong.

Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, I attended Stanford University and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology.

Then, inspired by the works of naturalist Tom Brown, Jr., I spent a year living semi-primitively at an outdoor school in the Wisconsin Northwoods. That year was an intensive education in wilderness living: I spent the year building fires by friction, tanning deer hides, building and living in wigwams, eating wild plants, tracking animals, and learning how to live in a tight-knit community in the midst of both summer mosquitoes and winter snow.

But during this year, I ran headlong into health problems of my own, and afterwards resolved to find out more about how to help myself and others. After I left, I received a degree in massage therapy. Feeling that massage was not enough, I sought out the most advanced training in Oriental Medicine available.

I live in Corvallis with my wife Abigail and my young son Ethan.

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