Kelli Jo Scott is an acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist and shiatsu massage practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science from Oregon Health and Science University in 1993. She studied Chinese Medicine at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and received her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2012. After graduating, Kelli worked in Nepal for 2 months volunteering with Acupuncture Relief Project.
Kelli was drawn to Chinese medicine because of its natural and holistic approach of how the body works. The fact that we are energetic beings has always spoken to her and continues to paint her world. Kelli is passionate about her connection with her patients and receives great pleasure and fulfillment helping them to understand their own bodies and the disease processes that can occur, as well as the innate capacity of the body for healing itself. Helping to restore harmony through acupuncture, Chinese herbs and shiatsu are the cornerstones of her practice. Kelli also enjoys teaching people to listen to their bodies, and when possible to understand what health really feels like, she shows them the subtle signals of disharmonies and how to shift them through simple measures before they become major problems and believes deeply that we are each our own best healers.
She has worked as a health care provider since 1993, and also enjoys a fulfilling career as a dental hygienist. She has always been drawn to information and discoveries in health, nutrition, fitness and current brain research. She is fascinated with the mind/body connection and all of its potential and implications.
Kelli is a third generation Oregonian and has lived in Portland since 1988. She grew up in the thick, mossy forest of the Coast Range Mountains near Jewell, Oregon where she discovered her love for the outdoors and her deep connection with nature. Kelli enjoys an active lifestyle with lots of outdoor activities, yoga, qi gong, music and travel. She also makes it a priority to enjoy the company of her wide circle of friends and large extended family often to stay rooted. She lives in southeast Portland and has a sweet little garden full of flowers, vegetables and berries.