Hilary Simila, L.Ac.

Hilary grew up on the NW Oregon coast among the tide pools and ocean. Growing up around the lush NW flora and fauna, she developed a love for herbs and plant medicine at a young age. Within her early studies of indigenous plant medicine, Hilary came across books on East Asian Medicine. This search, and her passion for healing, lead her to pursue training in Acupuncture and Herbal medicine. Hilary attended Bastyr University in Seattle, where she received a Master’s in Health Sciences and Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in 2003. She completed her clinical training at both Bastyr Center for Natural Health, as well as the Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in Shanghai, China. Studying in China gave her direct access to the lineage of Chinese Medicine, and greatly honed her clinical skills.

Hilary has been practicing Acupuncture and East Asian herbal medicine since 2003. She is passionate about treating the whole person, and getting to the root of health imbalances to support her patients’ success. Along with Acupuncture, your treatments with Hilary might include cupping, Asian bodywork, and Chinese herbal medicine. She works with you at each visit to provide a customized treatment plan to help you meet your health goals.

Hilary has extensive experience with reproductive health. She is passionate about helping people in their health journey, from Fertility, through Pregnancy and Postpartum, and on throughout Menopause. She also has specialized training to treat children with both gentle, non-insertive therapies and acupuncture to help with pediatric ailments.

In her practice, Hilary brings deep compassion to the treatment space, and feels strongly that everyone who walks through the door feels heard, accepted, and safe, no matter race, size, gender identity, or sexuality.

Hilary is fortunate to have had the opportunity to work within integrative medical settings, alongside physicians and specialists, treating a wide range of conditions from addiction to cancer. She is currently working at the OHSU Knight Cancer Center in Astoria Oregon, where she supports patients with acupuncture while they undergo cancer treatments with chemotherapy and radiation. She is inspired by having seen great benefit in providing supportive treatments with East Asian Medicine to patients while they receive conventional care.

On Hilary’s days off, you can find her on the trails exploring the treasure of our beautiful Northwest. She enjoys spending time with her teenager and two dogs, cooking, studying herbal medicine, and sewing.

 

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