Dixie’s main objective is 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 brought to a greater state of balance in which the body can heal itself.

Wellness At The Center is a one on one holistic practice, providing specialized care with acupuncture and an array of approaches as required by the pateint’s needs. These may include dietary therapy, food intolerance examination, personalized cleasne protocols or the use of supplementsts and herbal medicine.  These tools help those suffering from chronic or acute illness, injury or other conditions requiring professional holistic guidance. Time is taken to activate healing, address anxiety or depression, analyze food or environmental tiggers of inflammation and disease. Solid protocols to get each patient back on  track with a healthier, happier state of being.  A path to greater health awaits and it can start right here.

doctor taking a female patient's pulse.

Practicing in Portland, OR since 2009, she 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 post-graduate Master’s degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (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 has also served on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (OAAOM).

In June of 2019 she completed the Doctoral program at OCOM, earning a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) with a specialization in Women’s Health and Geriatrics. The focus of her capstone research was on the treatment of neurological disorders and neuro-ortho rehabilitation. 

Schedule with Dr. Dixie Small, LAc online using the “Book Appointment” link below.

Appointments are available Tuesday – Saturday in SE Portland, at the Lents Town Center office.

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Dixie came to discover acupuncture partly through an interest in Taosim. 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 even after years of studying and introspection.

Through this practice, there are countless changes in those who engage the medicine, freeing themselves from pain and entering a greater level of wellness.