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Dr. Jennifer Savage is in-network with the following insurance carriers: Pacific Source, Aetna, MODA, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon (and many other states), Providence, and United Healthcare (out-of-network with Medicare under United Healthcare).

Dr. Jennifer Savage, DACM, MS, Dipl OM, LAc, MT (ASCP)
Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Owner of Wú Wéi Wellness, Chinese Medicine Practitioner

  • Languages: English

  • Education: DACM, MAcOM, MS, BS

  • Pronouns:  She, Her, Hers

 

Educational Foundation

Jennifer Savage completed her doctorate from the Pacific College of Health & Science, earning the  Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine degree in 2023. The program incorporated advanced studies of evidence-informed practice, biomedical diagnosis, preventative medicine, public health, collaborative case management, and practice-based learning. She received her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2021 after completing a four-year graduate program at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in Portland, Oregon.  OCOM’s clinical education included a strong foundation in the theories and practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which included Shiatsu, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, accessory techniques such as cupping, Gua Sha, moxibustion, and medical Qigong, all balanced with relevant education in Western medicine.

 

  • Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine (DACM): Pacific College of Health & Science, 2023

  • Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc): State of Oregon, 2022

  • Certified in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (Dipl OM): National Commission for Certificate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 2021

  • Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM): Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, 2021

  • Certified in Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture, 2020

  • Certified in Chinese Medicine Dermatology: International Traditional Chinese Medicine Dermatology, 2019

  • Certified Yoga Instructor: 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certificate thru Core Power Yoga, recognized by Yoga Alliance, 2019

  • Certified Teacher of One Thousand Hands Buddha Qigong: Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School, 2019

  • Master of Science – Environmental Education (MS): Concordia University of Wisconsin, 2011

  • Licensed in Secondary Education – Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 2002-2019

  • Certified in Medical Technology [MT (ASCP)]: American Society for Clinical Pathology, 1997

  • Bachelor of Science – Biology, Medical Technology, Chemistry:  University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, 1997

 

Advanced Training

A good practitioner is always learning, and Jennifer clearly cannot get enough.  In 2019, while she was still at OCOM, Jennifer completed the prestigious Chinese Medicine Dermatology Diploma Course taught by the world-renowned herbalist Mazin Al-Kafaji.  Jennifer selected this specialized course of study because skin diseases are among the most common diseases suffered, accounting for more than 20% of all visits to outpatient clinics.  The program incorporated not only the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases but also included auto-immune, allergic, and inflammatory diseases such as allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease.  Jennifer has also taken continuing education courses in herbal medicine, studying with a world-renowned herbalist Heiner Fruehauf, Master Tung & Dr. Tan distal acupuncture, visceral massage, cosmetic acupuncture, microneedling, and facial Gua Sha.

 

Wellness Philosophy

She believes that the body has an extraordinary capacity to heal itself when it is balanced and functioning in its natural state, and East Asian medicine focuses on the unique experiences of the whole individual and all of the factors – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and environmental – that comprise the experience of health.  She uses skills gained from her own meditation and mindfulness practices along with intuition to help her patients.  In order to obtain balance and harmony, she believes in going one step further in her care and addressing external influences while treating internal dysfunction.  East Asian medicine understands how our health is affected by our environment, including our immediate surroundings and our relationship with nature and the seasons.  By understanding which food, activities, and self-care are appropriate for you for each season, you can effortlessly align with the flow of nature to achieve and maintain optimal health and true wellness – Wú Wéi Wellness.

 

Personal Background

Jennifer was raised in Wisconsin, where she practiced clinical laboratory science in various hospital and clinic settings for 20 years, more recently in lab education and supervisory roles for multiple Oncology labs.  Somewhere in there, she received her Master’s degree while she taught high school biology and anatomy & physiology for four years – “Teaching teenagers was the hardest and most rewarding experience to date.”  In 2008, she started getting chronic migraines, then joint pain and dysfunction, along with GI and heart issues and extreme fatigue.  After years of continual decline without a diagnosis and basically being told it was all in her head, she found the right doctor at the right time that diagnosed Chronic Lyme disease (CLD).  Even with this diagnosis, Western medicine was only able to make small improvements to this now chronic condition, and this led her to explore and discover the benefits of alternative medicine approaches.  “After years in the lab, performing tests to diagnose and monitor disease, I started to see the weaknesses in what Western medicine could do for the chronic disease especially and that the approach was disease-centered and not health-centered.  Yoga, bodywork, and East Asian medicine made the most improvements and sustained changes to my overall health and well-being, and for the first time, I felt seen.” The rest is history. In 2017 she moved to Oregon to study Chinese medicine at the best TCM school in the country.

 

Outside of her dedication to helping others on their healing journey, Jennifer finds happiness with her partner, David.  Together they enjoy all things food, outdoors, and travel.  Additionally, Jennifer continually practices yoga and Qigong for her personal health and enjoys the peaceful nature of hiking, gardening, and photography.

(503) 530-8097

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