Dessa Bingley, MAOM, L.Ac.

Dessa’s goal is to support her patients in realizing that it is possible to get well naturally.

Dessa is a licensed acupuncturist practicing Traditional Chinese & Japanese Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She is in private clinical practice, and specializes in pain relief, support during stressful times of transition, and support with grieving. Acupuncture is a complete system of medicine, helping the mind and body move through difficult times and is widely recognized for its effectiveness in promoting physical and emotional health.

Dessa holds a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with training in Chinese and Japanese styles of Acupuncture, and Chinese Herbal Medicine. In addition, Dessa is Certified by the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association. She is licensed by the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners and a member of the Oregon Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Dessa managed and directed TeamWorks International, a non-profit organization providing educational scholarships and medical assistance to the communities in eastern Nicaragua from 2003-2008 she led teams of medical professionals to rural villages providing medical care.

Dessa is a founding member of Portland Death Midwives, a collaboration committed to helping individuals and families in the northwest move through death ceremonies confidently and gracefully.

Dessa is available to guest lecture. If you would like her to be a part of your wellness event or educational program please contact Dessa directly at bewellportland@gmail.com.

Certifications

  • Master’s Degree Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
  • Licensed to practice Medicine – Oregon Board of Medical Examiners & NCCAOM
  • Certified Watsu Therapist – Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association
  • Certified Toyohari Japanese Meridian Therapist – National Toyohari Association
  • Quantum Shiatsu Therapist – Study with Susan Hare