Theresa “Tess” Jones-Saxton, L.A.c.
Acupuncturist – Yoga Instructor – Personal Trainer – Quiet Storm
I’m a licensed acupuncturist, certified personal trainer and yoga instructor who grew up in southern California where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from San Diego State University. In my past life I was an aspiring performance dancer and arts administrator. In my current life I’m the mother of two, one human adult and one feline, living in Portland, OR and enjoying all the beauty that the pacific northwest has to offer.
I earned my Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (now Pacific College of Health and Science) in San Diego, CA. After having my quality of life restored twice by my yoga practice and acupuncture treatments, once after treatment for lymphoma and again after developing a chronic pain syndrome, I was inspired to do the same for others. Now I specialize in providing whole person wellness solutions for individuals living with health problems related to pain, anxiety and stress, fatigue, nervous system and immune dysfunction. My approach to helping my clients is gentle and holistic with a focus on treating the whole individual. The treatment plans I develop for my patients integrate the best of Western and Eastern therapies such as acupuncture needling, moxibustion, electroacupuncture, cupping, gua sha, meditation, pranayama, food therapy and lifestyle counseling, as well as improving posture and movement with yoga and corrective exercise training.
I look forward to meeting you and partnering with you on your journey to whole person wellness!