Meet The  Practitioners

Our passionate team of acupuncturists and East Asian medicine practitioners will put your health first. Check out our bios to learn about each of us.

Lindsey Thompson


I strive to help patients find their ideal health, whether that includes becoming pain free, having an easy menstrual cycle, or learning to have healthy relationships with food- I love it all. 

I have a master's in acupuncture and East Asian medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR with extra training in the Dr. Shen Pulse Analysis system, an 18 month internship in Five Element Acupuncture, and advanced cupping training from the International Cupping Therapy Association.  

After graduating from OCOM in 2012, I volunteered with the Acupuncture Relief Project in Nepal to hone my clinical skills at their high volume clinic in rural Nepal.

I specialize in treating pain, sports therapy, women's health, feelings of anxiety, depression, and managing PTSD, insomnia, IBS, acid reflux, and other gastrointestinal conditions. 


Amanda Johnson


As an athlete from an early age, I've been in touch with how my body responds to proper care, or neglect. As a lifelong devotee of living well, I wanted to help others discover ways to optimize their health, as well as share what I'd learned along the way. I explored a brief career as a personal trainer, but something was missing.

I realized Chinese medicine was the answer to my question: how can I dedicate my life to empowering people to achieve and maintain a state of optimum wellness? I have a Master's in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. After graduation, I volunteered for the Acupuncture Relief Project to treat patients in a rural healthcare clinic in Nepal.

I strongly resonate with the core of this medicine - which is based on the cycles and phenomenons found in the natural world. Here is a medicine that focuses on holistic health, preventative actions, moderate living and food as medicine.

While I have experience treating a variety of conditions, I'm particularly interested in showing you how effective Chinese medicine can be at alleviating your body pain. I believe in implementing lifestyle changes and educating patients so they may be empowered to take charge of their own health for the long term.


Julie Baron


I seek to empower patients. I have a curious mind that is open to learning and deepening my understanding of medicine, individuals, and life. I have been told by many patients that my personal practice and lifestyle choices inspire them in myriad ways.

I received my Master’s Degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and have clocked over 2,000 hours of formal bodywork training. I have a lifetime background in martial arts, yoga and qigong which has deeply informed my understanding of the body. Within this experience, I have had incredible teachers and specialize in treating musculoskeletal ailments, especially pain patterns. 

I am fascinated and awed by the power of herbal formulas to resolve long-standing conditions. In four years of clinical experience, I have seen herbs work especially well for menstrual irregularities, IBS, acid reflux, acne and migraines.

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Kyle Rhodes 

In my practice I use Chinese medicine modalities to support the inherent healing power of the body. These include acupuncture, moxibustion, Asian bodywork, cupping, guasha, herbal formulas and medical Qigong exercise. With this powerful medicine we can address acute or chronic health concerns as well as maintain wellness. Our bodies are highly intelligent. You and I will work together to investigate its signals and bring awareness to areas of need, so that you can heal with minimally invasive intervention. 

Hablo español como idioma secundario y sería un placer hablar con usted sobre su condición~

En mi practica, utilizo medicina tradicional de China para apoyar el poder de sanción que tiene su cuerpo. Las terapias que utilizo son acupuntura, moxibustión, masaje, “cupping”,  guasha, yerbas y ejercicios de Qigong. Con esa medicina poderosa podemos tratar condiciones graves o crónicos, también para mantener la salud. Nuestros cuerpos son muy inteligentes. Juntos, investigamos las señales corporales así que podamos darse cuenta a los areas que necesitan ayuda, para sanar con tratamientos holísticos. 

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Renee Klorman

is a seasoned acupuncturist of 7 years and has worked with all ages in her practice in Nevada City, CA. She has extensive training in herbal medicine for complex health concerns and loves to make her own topical tinctures for sprains, strains, and tendonitis, as well as internal formulas for her patients. Prior to becoming a licensed acupuncturist, she worked as a massage therapist for a decade. In addition, Renee is certified as Nutritious Movement Restorative Exercise Specialist with functional movement expert, Katy Bowman.

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Emily Baron

first found her passion for Chinese medicine through farming. While growing Chinese herbs on her farm in Napa CA, Emily was learning about the very same natural cycles that Renee was discovering through her Chinese medicine education. After a number of years absorbing Chinese medical theory through her partner Renee, Emily decided to pursue her formal education and become a TCM practitioner. Emily is now working with a team of pioneers who are fostering the development of domestic Chinese medicinal herb cultivation here in the United States. It is exciting to have a practitioner on board working on this much needed project to improve conservation efforts, sustainability, and herbal product quality.