acupuncture · herbal medicine · craniosacral therapy
Welcome! My name is Liz Vitale and I’m a practitioner of East Asian medicine in Pacific City, on the beautiful Oregon Coast.
Acupuncture and natural medicine have been practiced for thousands of years, refined by physicians as they passed their healing arts down through the generations. My approach to practicing East Asian medicine tends towards gentleness, reflecting the knowledge that our bodies are incredibly capable of healing themselves, given appropriate stimulus and space. The myriad interconnections within us and among us, including our environment, mean that healing one part is not separate from healing the whole. A small shift in one system can lead to a sea change.
I value working with diverse communities - people of all ages, cultures, and walks of life. I have experience in treating a variety of conditions from acute pain to chronic disease, including autoimmune conditions, mental & emotional health, sports injuries, digestive & gastrointestinal issues, respiratory complaints, skin conditions and gynecology. A typical treatment may include acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, and an herbal formula to continue the healing process until your next visit.
I am a licensed acupuncturist with a Masters of Science degree from the National University of Natural Medicine and went on to complete a residency at their teaching clinic in Portland, Oregon. My undergraduate education in Art History & Archaeology still inspires me to attentively and reverently explore the depths and search for patterns. When it comes to health, this means that I am always working towards treating the root cause of imbalance, which can lead to lasting relief from symptoms. Originally from New York, I moved west to study medicine and now find myself at home on the Oregon Coast.