In his 20 years of experience, Dr. Forrest Cooper, DAOM has treated a multitude of conditions to heal imbalances in the body and mind, ranging from musculoskeletal pain to insomnia to mental/emotional well-being.  If it is a condition that causes suffering, he has the knowledge and experience to develop an optimal treatment plan. 

Throughout his career, Dr. Cooper has developed a unique treatment style combining acupuncture and Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage) addressing an array of musculoskeletal conditions and pain. He skillfully uses orthopedic exams and physical assessments to better diagnose and treat, applying effective needling, Tui Na, and stretches for chronic and acute pain or injuries.

If you have a new injury or a stubborn musculoskeletal complaint that needs assessment and treatment, Dr. Cooper is highly skilled and able to help you get right on the road to recovering and back to life as planned. Some of the recent conditions Forrest has recently treated successfully in a standard treatment plan include:

  • Chronic neck pain that the patient had suffered from for 40+ years
  • Chronic jaw pain that the patient had suffered from for 15 years
  • Alleviation of symptoms from prolonged stress that the patient had endured for 20 years 
  • Migraines that the patient had regularly expereinced since their teens

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As a teacher at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, he has influenced and inspired a generation of acupuncturists. He is a published scholar in peer reviewed journals such as Meridians and College Teaching. His book Tui Na: A Handbook for the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Conditions is an essential reference for practitioners who want to more accurately treat pain. Forrest also continues to teach cotinuing education courses for other acupuncture practitioners. You can see an interview discussing his specialities here:

In his private life he enjoys the many offerings of the Pacific Northwest, including gardening in Portland’s extended growing season.

Dr. Cooper is accepting new patients at Wellness At The Center here in SE Portland and is covered under insurance from Aetna*, Blue Cross Blue Shield (Regence / Anthem), Great West, Health Net, Kaiser, Lifewise of Oregon, Majoris, Multiplan, MODA, Providence, SAIF, Sedgewick, TriWest, United Healthcare, Motor Vehicle Accidents (personal injury), Optum, Worker’s compensation and all others that accept out of network providers.

Please contact your insurance carrier directly if unsure of your benefit coverage for acupuncture. We will double verify as well so please be sure to submit your complete insurance information when scheduling if you wish to use insurance. You may also use an HSA or FSA account for payment.

Dr. Forrest Cooper, LAc, DAOM

Please note, for CHP and most Cigna and Aetna health plans, our office may charge a non-covered services fee per a pre-disclosed agreement with patients. This policy adds an additional out of pocket cost for patients of up to $50 per visit, in addition to any copay or coinsurance. FSA or HSA may be used for these costs. The lack of increase in the reimbursement rate for acupuncture by these carriers over the 12 years we have been in network with them, in concurrence with a steady rise in both cost of living and cost of doing business, has made this fee a necessity. This policy allows our providers to maintain the quality of care our patients expect and that we demand of ourselves as medical providers. Many clinics do not charge this fee and we completely understand if this causes you to look elsewhere. Even if paying this fee, there is still a significant difference between the cost for patients using their insurance and paying out of pocket. Please, don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions or concerns.