Nicole C. Asbahr M.O.M, M.Ac, L.Ac
Nicole Asbahr, M.O.M, M.Ac, L.Ac, is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist who graduated with a Masters of Acupuncture and a Masters of Oriental Medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute). She is NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) certified as well as CNT (Clean Needle Technique) certified. Nicole also has a Masters in Early Childhood Education and spent three years helping run an integrative medicine clinic in Portland, OR where she was born and raised.
Nicole became interested in holistic medicine in her early twenties when the chronic eczema she had danced with since childhood became unmanageable using only Western medicine. From her very first visit with a 5-Element acupuncturist she experienced a remarkable shift within herself and it created a pivotal moment in her healing journey. For the first time she felt listened to and as if she could discover the root of what was causing such difficult pathology and ease it back into harmony. The journey back to wellness has been challenging as well as deeply illuminating and encourages Nicole to stay on a dedicated path of healership and helping others. She draws on this inspiration and love for the medicine everyday while she is treating, remaining in awe of the profound healing that is available to each person.
Nicole relies heavily on her 5-Element training, which emphasizes that every person is a distinct and multifaceted being, a blend of unique experiences and characteristics. She crafts individual treatments to harmonize with how you show up in the present moment while taking into consideration the larger context of your life including the challenges, gifts and goals you are working with. In conjunction with the use of the 5-Element tradition, Nicole also utilizes 8-principal theory, Chinese herbs, nutritional therapy, lifestyle coaching, Gua Sha, cupping and gentle body manipulation when appropriate. Along with her acupuncture and herbal medicine education, Nicole continues to explore other healing modalities and has studied Shamanism, Reiki, Zero Balancing, meditation and breathing techniques, and Chakra energetic work.