Dixie Small has one main objective in her practice: to help you attain a greater level of health and vitality, overcoming barriers to wellness and achieving your personal health goals. Using the tools of Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine and an integrative approach, you are steadily returned to a greater state of balance in which the body can heal itself. 

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Practicing in Portland, OR since 2009, Dixie Small completed clinical internships at Oregon Health Science University (OHSU), Central City Concern, and the OCOM Clinic. She is a participating provider with most insurance companies. Licensed to practice Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine by the Oregon Medical Board, with a four-year post-graduate Master’s degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Dixie Small's profile picture goes here. (MAOM) from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) and a Diplomate in Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), Dixie served on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (OAAOM). In the Fall of 2015 she began the Doctoral program at OCOM, to deepen understanding of the medicine and earn a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM).  

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   “After graduating with the Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) in 2008, I began working in a busy, high volume Chiropractic clinic and was able to treat many patients recovering from motor vehicle and traumatic injuries. This initial experience honed my clinical skills and continues to guide diagnoses and treatment even as my own practice has grown to focus on an array of internal medicine and musculoskeletal health concerns.

   “My goal with Wellness At The Center was to bring together the types of providers I refer to most.  Providers who would work together to help those suffering from injury sustained at work or play, in motor vehicle accidents, or struck with illness or conditions requiring professional holistic medical guidance. In treatments we activate healing, address anxiety and depression, and take time to analyze food and environmental contributors to disease and create solid protocols to get back on  track with a healthier, happier state of being.  My motto is,  “a path to greater health awaits” and it can start right here.

     “I came to be an Acupuncturist through the combination of a strong desire to help people, to relieve some suffering from pain and illness, combined with a passion for Taoist philosophy. Taoist philosophy involves observation of patterns found in nature, the detection of these patterns in the environment and in the human being, with modification of action to be in accordance with that natural fabric, also known as weft and wane, of the universe, or Tao. This empirical study with observation and then proper action still resonates so strongly with me even after years of studying and introspection.

     “To merge a desire to help others with this passion for Taoism – and actually relieve the pain people can experience through the practice of this science – is such an amazing opportunity. I have seen countless changes in those who engage this medicine as patients, freeing themselves from pain and entering a greater level of wellness – starting with myself.

   “These days, my time is split between work and school, family, friends and trying to enjoy the natural beauty of this area as often as I can.” –  Dixie Small, LAc, MAOM

Dixie Small give acupuncture to a patient.