Sarah Hammer Stevens, LAC
A former skeptic, Sarah didn't discover the benefits of acupuncture until injury got in the way of her goals.
During training for the Portland Marathon, Sarah's knee started to hurt, prohibiting Sarah from running. When her orthopedist didn't have a solution, Sarah begrudgingly turned to acupuncture as a last resort.
Defying Sarah's skepticism, the acupuncture worked! Not only did Sarah run that race pain free, but she ran a PR.
In addition to helping Sarah get in optimal health for the marathon, she experienced improved concentration, reduced anxiety, and enhanced creativity both in and out of the workplace.
Convinced that the world should try acupuncture, Sarah left her career in public relations to pursue a career in integrative healthcare.
Sarah obtained her masters degree from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, the country's top Acupuncture school, and is dual licensed as an acupuncturist in the states of Oregon and Minnesota. Sarah graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Journalism and Communications Arts.
Sarah currently sits on the Board of Directors for The Lund Report and is an active member of the Oregon Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Sarah is a regular guest on a variety podcasts as The Acupuncturist for Skeptics and has been featured in Competitor Magazine and a presenter for the Injury Prevention Summit as an expert on acupuncture for runners. In 2018 and 2019, Sarah Hammer Stevens was voted as one of Portland's Top Doc in Complimentary Medicine.
Outside of the office, Sarah is an avid runner, cycler, swimmer, backpacker, hiker and Goldendoodle enthusiast. She lives in NE PDX with her husband Will and daughter Zelda.
Sarah teaches a cycle class at Planet Granite (if you want to try it out, let her know and she'll get you in for FREE) on Saturday mornings and plays the clarinet in the Oregon Symphonic Band.
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TARA GRANT, LAC
Tara's diverse experience in clinical psychology, chemistry and behavioral neuroscience is what brings her to the practice of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at To The Point PDX.
Tara's background in cognitive behavioral flexibility combined with her experience working in both chemistry and behavioral neuroscience labs gives her a unique approach to treating patients in Portland with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
As a published researcher and trained clinical psychologist, Tara uses how the body functions biologically to inform her Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine diagnosis ensuring every treatment is effective, efficient and based in western and eastern methods of medicine.
Tara holds a Masters Degree (MS) in clinical psychology from Antioch University and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Cognitive Science from from UCLA. Tara earned her Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) degree from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine; the nation's top acupuncture and Chinese Medicine school.
She is is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and registered with NADA as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS).
Outside of the acupuncture office, Tara is a thriving graphic and web designer and is well versed in the ins and outs of the corporate world. Tara's hobbies includes yoga, aerial and contortion arts and is an avid writer.
Kimberly Shields, LAc
Specializing in acute and chronic pain, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders and chronic fatigue, Kimberly’s approach to Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is simple; everyone has the right to be healthy.
Kimberly has provided primary care services as a practitioner in Napal through the Acupuncture Relief Project. Using acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Kimberly treated and managed both acute and chronic conditions including osteoarthritis, COPD, asthma, diabetes and hypertension.
Kimberly brings her unique specialty – a combo treatment of acupuncture and massage – To The Point PDX. Kimberly has studied massage therapy and yoga giving her a unique understanding of how to combine acupuncture and massage to achieve optimal results. Kimberly is also the main worksite wellness practitioner at Leatherman Tool Group.
When not in the office, Kimberly can be found practicing yoga (she completed a yoga teacher training program in 2009!), and listening to health and wellness podcasts… but most of the time you’ll find her hiking/walking/playing outside.