Andrea Peruzzi is a Licensed Acupuncturist who holds a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and is Board Certified by the National Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Medicine has consistently been a part of Andrea’s life. Her father, a family physician, made medical jargon a ubiquitous part of home life and an essential part of her early vocabulary. As a teen, Andrea was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Andrea’s IBD felt largely unpredictable for many years, and so, it was fundamentally life altering to experience a return to health while working with a skilled Chinese herbalist.
In clinic, Andrea treats a wide variety of ailments. Clients who gravitate to her are often self-described type A, stressed out Portlanders. These clients are exciting to work with, because Chinese medicine is highly effective at treating medical disorders that are tied to our life stressors.
Andrea has traveled to the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China to further her Chinese Medical training. She also spent 1 year in Taipei, Taiwan advancing her knowledge in Chinese language, culture, and medicine. She has also been fortunate enough to edit Chinese medical textbooks for the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Perhaps most notably, Andrea is certified as a Post-Graduate Diplomat in Canonical Chinese Medicine with the Institute for Classics in East Asian Medicine. This certification represents over two years of advanced herbal studies and has brought a higher level of clinical expertise to her practice.
Andrea is in network with most insurance carriers.
~ Andrea is amazing!! She has helped me with persistent stomach issues, excruciating back pain, and chronic neck pain when nothing else worked. She takes the time to listen and answer questions and has always made me feel like a priority. I was originally referred to her for stomach pain and digestion issues as I had heard this was a major focus for her, and I was amazed at the results I had in such a short time. She took the time to look at the whole picture, and not just the symptoms I was having and it really made a huge difference. Beyond that, she provided me with tools to use outside of the treatments that further helped me to move past the issues I was having and I can honestly say that I am still pain free after nearly two years! I really appreciate Andrea’s calm energy and positive attitude and am so grateful for her! Thank you Andrea!
~When I began seeing Andrea, I was desperate to manage the embarrassing and painful symptoms of I.B.S. She took the time to listen to how these symptoms and problems were affecting my daily life. Andrea began treating me with acupuncture and then with moxibustion. Since that first treatment, I have felt significant relief from the I.B.S. Each treatment has progressively contributed to the positive management of the (previously unpleasant) symptoms I had dealt with throughout a normal day. My life feels normal again. I am grateful to Andrea for this.