As a licensed acupuncturist and skilled bodyworker, Colleen Gibson provides hands-on healing to cultivate healthy bodies, babies, and families. Whether you suffer from emotional or physical pain, or seek safe relief from symptoms related to pregnancy and childbirth, Colleen can help. With presence and compassion, she creates a transcendent healing experience for both body and mind.
Since starting her practice in 2007, Colleen has helped men and women find relief from a wide range of ailments: allergies, poor digestion, athletic injuries, stress and anxiety, and more. She draws on her deep knowledge of multiple modalities—acupuncture, massage, Chinese herbs, cupping, and more—as well as her intuition and presence as a practitioner. The result is a unique and effective healing experience that is truly greater than the sum of its parts.
Colleen's greatest calling is in working with women through pregnancy and beyond. As a mother of two, Colleen "gets it" — she understands many of the emotional and physical challenges of pregnancy, birth, and parenthood. Her treatments offer gentle relief of the many uncomfortable symptoms of pregnancy and postpartum, as well as providing a space where women can be renewed in body and soul, held in support by Colleen's warmth and energy as a caretaker.
Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
MA Wellness Management from Ball State University
MS Exercise Science from Iowa University
Colleen's Continuing Education
Acupuncture and Acupressure for Labor and Delivery, Levels 1 & 2, with Claudia Citkovitz
Acupuncture and Acupressure for Labor and Delivery, Clinical Intensive at Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY with Claudia Citkovitz
Ten Months of Gestation, with Debra Betts
Early Pregnancy Acupuncture, with Debra Betts
Craniosacral Therapy for Infants, with Carol Gray
Pediatric Tuina, with Kyle Cline
Courtney was introduced to Chinese Medicine as a young teenager and became eagerly fascinated with it. Having grown up with folk medicine and East Asian traditions, it was not a far stretch for it to become a way of life. Courtney spent her formative years traveling to India on several occasions to study and practice yoga. She was a full-time yoga instructor and body worker before she took the plunge into becoming a full-time practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
She has always had an inclination toward the ethereal and focuses on the psycho-emotional relationship between our bodies and how it manifests as physical dis-ease. She sees the obstacles that present themselves as an opportunity to become more aware of how we live through the choices we make and how we relate to Life itself. Her treatments include a hands on approach with a Japanese style influence.
Courtney Graduated from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California in 2014 and recently moved back to the Pacific Northwest. When not in the treatment room, she enjoys spending time in and with nature, on a yoga mat or being engaged in other practices, having some sort of adventure~ big or small, and likely with a cup of hot tea.