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Acupuncturists

Taya Lindley, LAc, MTCM, Dipl. OM

Taya is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she received a bachelor's degree in psychology. She received her master's degree in traditional Chinese medicine from the Five Branches Institute, also in Santa Cruz. At Five Branches, she studied with and received clinical training under the esteemed Dr. Sharon Feng, a specialist in women's health in the fields of gynecology, fertility, and obstetrics. She continued her clinical training in Beijing, China, with the highly regarded Dr. Ju-Yi Wang.

Taya is an empathetic practitioner who takes time with her patients to build a relationship of trust and to work together as partners in the healing process. She has a broad knowledge of different systems of medicine and strongly believes in the importance of finding the best treatment available for any given condition. She is a proponent of integrative health care and frequently collaborates with other practitioners both within and outside of the Center.

Taya specializes in women's health, fertility, hormone, and menstrual problems. For many years, she has been successfully treating patients for back, neck, shoulder, and knee pain; tendonitis; fibromyalgia; arthritis; headache; and migraine. She also treats conditions such as stress, anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, allergies, and asthma.

Taya enjoys Tai Chi, qigong, yoga, traveling, gardening, reading, and most of all, spending time with her husband and two young children.

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Al Downs, LAc

Al received his Master's degree in acupuncture and Chinese herbology at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. After graduation, he studied acupuncture and herbology, with a focus on internal medicine, in Hangzhou, China. Back in the states, Al trained extensively in Japanese acupuncture techniques at Bastyr University in Seattle, and has studied and practiced a direct but gentle approach to acupuncture and Oriental medicine in Portland since 1991.

In 1992, Al helped start the Immune Enhancement Program (IEP) with Subhuti Dharmananda. A not-for-profit clinic, IEP focuses on using Chinese medicine as a complementary treatment for chronic illnesses such as cancer, HIV, and multiple sclerosis. He currently serves as co-director of the IEP acupuncture clinic.

Al enjoys treating a diverse group of clients at the Hawthorne Wellness Center —children, elders, and all sorts of folks in between. He finds success using acupuncture for acute and chronic pain, sports injuries, allergies, stress reduction, and immune support. Al's warm, professional manner and expertise are reassuring to people seeking acupuncture treatment for the first time, and a pleasure for those who know and appreciate the benefits of this age-old treatment modality.

Pragmatic and collaborative, Al believes a team approach is most advantageous for maximum healing and recovery, and will recommend the most beneficial treatment plan for his clients. This may include massage, chiropractic, or the care of a specialist or physician practicing Western medicine.

Al lives in Southeast Portland with his wife, dog, and cat. An avid lover of everything Pacific Northwest, he and his wife enjoy bicycling, hiking, cross-country skiing, and traveling.

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Eva Hosseinion, LAc, MSOM, MD

Eva graduated from the classical Chinese medicine program at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland. However, her path to becoming a practitioner of Chinese medicine began in the Czech Republic, where she graduated from medical school. During post-graduate training in family medicine in the Portland area, she developed an interest in alternative approaches to health and healing.

Eva offers expertise in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and qigong. She is enthusiastic about treating a variety of conditions, such as mental and emotional imbalances, stress-related conditions, and insomnia; pain conditions including headaches, nerve pain, and musculoskeletal pain; women’s health issues, including symptoms of menopause, PMS, and painful menses; digestive issues; respiratory issues such as colds, asthma, and allergies; and cardiovascular issues such as hypertension and palpitations. She has a particular interest in treating children and trained in shonishin, a Japanese system of acupuncture developed specifically for pediatric patients, where no needles need puncture the skin.

Eva’s training in classical Chinese medicine allows her to take advantage of herbal formulas described in the founding texts of Chinese medicine. In her experience—and that of her teachers, Heiner Fruehauf, Haosheng Zhang, and Arnaud Versluys—using these safe and powerful herbal formulas facilitates the treatment of a wide spectrum of diseases.

Eva also integrates the medical applications of qigong into her practice. She studied the therapeutic applications of tendon and meridian strengthening qigong, known as Jinjing gong, with local teachers as well as with the lineage holder of this tradition, Master Wang Qingyu in the Jiashan monastery in Hunan, China. In fact, Eva wrote her dissertation on the clinical applications of qigong. She is very excited about the opportunity to teach patients how to heal themselves with custom-tailored qigong prescriptions and with regular qigong classes at Hawthorne Wellness Center.

Eva enjoys spending time in the nature with her husband, Shahram, and her German Shepherd, Max. She also finds tranquility playing gu qin, an ancient Chinese stringed instrument.

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