About Tracy Andrews
Tracy Andrews, MSOM, LAc is licensed by the Oregon Medical Board and certified as a Diplomate of Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She maintains her private practice in Portland, Oregon, working collaboratively with her patients to address their health and wellbeing through treatments tailored to each individual's unique needs. Additionally, Tracy sees patients at the Immune Enhancement Project, a nonprofit clinic providing complementary care to patients with chronic pain, cancer, and multiple sclerosis, and is a volunteer provider with the Returning Veterans Project.
Tracy studied classical Chinese medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR and graduated with Honors in Research and Highest Honors in the Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) degree. During her graduate training at NCNM, she worked with the Helfgott Research Institute studying trauma and dissociation; in 2011 she travelled to the annual conference of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) in Baltimore, MD to present a literature review on treating dissociation with Chinese medicine.
In addition to her herbal training with Dr. Heiner Fruehauf and Dr. Joon Lee at NCNM, Tracy began her studies of Shanghan Lun and Jingui Yaolue Chinese herbal medicine with Dr. Arnaud Versluys in 2010 at the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine (ICEAM) and was named a Diplomate of Canonical Chinese Medicine by Dr. Versluys in 2015. Her approach to herbal medicine practice reflects her teachers' dedication to classical pulse and abdominal diagnosis as well as adherence to classical methods of prescribing and modifying Chinese herbal formulas. Tracy trained in subtle palpation and craniosacral techniques with Dr. Signy Erickson (Upledger Institute) and Dr. Anne Hill. She is a member of the Oregon Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (OAAOM) and the NW Cranial Association (NWCA).
Tracy is an avid fan of the outdoors, firmly believes in the healing power of nature, and tries her best to take advantage of living in the Pacific Northwest. A member of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and Mazamas, some of her favorite pastimes include traversing the city by bicycle, backpacking, bouldering and rock climbing, backcountry skiing, and rafting. You can follow her adventures on Instagram, where she can be found as @tracy.andrews.acu