Dr. Trisha Parks, DSOM, LAc., MScN, MScGH

Welcome! It is my honor and pleasure to serve and support you through your healing journey. It takes courage and strength to show up, admitting we need help and to invest in one’s own health and healing.

Personal Journey:

My personal journey has been long with several paths taken in order to get me where I am today. It has been difficult but I believe it to be part of Divine intervention so that I may share and understand how to show up whole-heartedly, with compassion, and provide a container to embrace you in for healing.

This medicine came to me through my own health issues, starting as a child. I was often sick, in pain, and fatigued, which in turn affected my physical, mental, emotional and spiritual state. Several times a month, for nearly two decades, I was in and out of emergency rooms, urgent cares, and conventional medicine offices without answers, typically sent home with some type of medication to hopefully find some relief. I often was told there was nothing else that could be done and often was left without solutions or options to solve the issues until I took it upon myself to start researching other alternative ways of healing through natural medicine.

There is a lot I could say about what makes this a beautiful medicine, why it has changed my life, the changes I have witnessed in other people’s lives, and its value and importance in this world. Some things just need to be experienced to be understood.

Background:

As a native Oregonian, I feel blessed to have grown up in the Pacific Northwest and feel it has greatly influenced my connection to myself, nature, and the Divine. Chinese Medicine understands this, and that nothing is separate, we are connected to all natural phenomena, the universe, and the cycles of life. This medicine takes a whole-body approach, the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspect of our beings through different lenses on a macro and microcosmic level.

The depth you choose to heal is up to you. I am here to assist in that process using several types of modalities, perspectives and lenses. Healing is not linear and at times can be uncomfortable. It is a small price to pay to have self-freedom, to emanate love and light, and to live your best life.

Treatment:

The root of my practice begins with understanding the body’s own innate ability to heal. My job is to remind the body that it knows how to do that. We come into this world with many layers and patterns that are influenced by our soul’s purpose, the environments we grow up in, and ancestral patterns (epigenetics). Whatever ails you, my offerings include but are not limited to Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxa, Japanese Non-Insertive Needling (Gentle) Technique, Sotai, Tuina, Gua Sha, Reiki, Classical Chinese Herbalism, Medical Intuitiveness, Essential Oils, Craniosacral, Bodywork, Medical Qi Gong, Intuitive Counseling, Spiritual-Energetic Healing, Lifestyle and Self-Awareness Coaching, Mental-Emotional Health, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Nutritional Counseling, Clearing of Ancestral Patterning.

My passions lie in general health practices, preventive care, energy work, trauma patterning, ancestral-family patterning, mindfulness, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, digestive disorders, mind-body medicine, somatic therapy, nutrition, functional and environmental therapies.

Education:

Dr. Trisha Parks DSOM, LAc., MScN, MScGH completed 4 degrees in 7 years from National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) completing a Master’s of Science and Doctoral degree in Classical Chinese Medicine, a Master’s of Science in (Holistic) Nutrition, and a Master’s of Science in Global Health. She is a board-certified and licensed acupuncturist.

Prior to her education at NUNM she completed a BS in Sustainable Business which heavily involves connecting, saving, and understanding how to care for the environment, farming, nature, people, and animals. She continues to implement ways of trying to reduce her carbon footprint at home and in her business.

In addition to her education, she was certified and licensed in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) in 2009, as a hypnotherapist in 2003, and as a massage therapist in 2000. She often draws from all three to help guide and assist her patients.

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