Stefan is a NCCAOM board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist. Stefan practices a family-style lineage of Chinese medicine that combines tuina (Chinese medical massage), Craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, and Chinese herbs. Treatments utilize some or all of these modalities, with most of the treatment spent working directly with the patient. Stefan has been studying and practicing this lineage of medicine for over ten years, gaining the bulk of his clinical training in an apprenticeship setting through the course of his martial arts training with the North American Tang Shou Tao Association. He is a graduate of National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, where he received his Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. His time in school was focused on the clinical application of classical herbal formulas from the great Chinese herbal compendium the Shang Han Lun. Patients are often prescribed herbal formulas at the finish of the treatment, to augment and support the clinical efficacy of the manual medicine. He has been practicing the Chinese internal martial arts for almost twenty years, training in several lineages of baguazhang, xingyiquan, and taijiquan. He also trains a variety of qigong forms, some parts of which are often taught to patients as movement therapy. He is an Instructor in the North American Tang Shou Tao Association, teaching qigong, baguazhang, and xingyiquan locally. With over a decade of experience in Chinese manual medicine, and an ongoing dedication to training the internal martial arts as medicine for both himself and his patients, Stefan brings a well-rounded approach to his medical practice. He utilizes a variety of modalities to take full advantage of the breadth and flexibility of traditional Chinese medicine.
To schedule an appointment with Stefan, call 503-913-8551.