Yvette Bedrossian, RN, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®
Yvette started caring for the sick at the age of 16 as a certified nursing assistant in nursing homes and hospitals. She then started practicing as a Registered Nurse in 2004, specializing in Cardiology. After working as a travel nurse and gaining experience in orthopedics, internal medicine, peri-operative care and outpatient family medicine, she studied Chinese Medicine and herbology at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, TX. Now she combines the two approaches to find the most effective treatment strategies for her patients on an individual basis. Yvette is a general practitioner, particularly passionate about pain management, detox, mental clarity, digestive health and cardiovascular health. She enjoys supporting those on their journey to achieve their wellness goals, especially for patients with chronic conditions.
Vanessa Hajje, L.Ac.
Vanessa Hajje has been treating patients in the healing arts since 1997. Initially, she began as a Massage Therapist, and then became a certified vinyasa yoga instructor.
Working with the body led Vanessa to Traditional Chinese Medicine, and in 2002 she attained a Masters degree from Emperor's College in Santa Monica, CA.
Vanessa supports every patient's health and longevity through active listening , tailored diagnosis and treatment protocols, patient education, and nutritional and herbal therapy. Vanessa's mission is to provide professional and compassionate service to all who seek her help.
One of Vanessa's specialties is Auriculotherapy, a type of acupuncture that involves inserting needles or seeds into specific points on the ear. Stimulating these points promotes healing in other areas of the body. Auriculotherapy works for a number of reasons. One mechanism is that nerves from the ear connect with reflex centers in the brain. These neurological pathways send messages to the spinal cord and to the appropriate body area being targeted. Another way that ear acupuncture helps relieve pain and other symptoms is through releasing endorphins. Research has shown that the stimulation of ear points causes the systemic release of endorphins. Endorphins help create a sense of well-being and ease pain. Vanessa studied with Dr. Lichun Huang who is recognized as the world's top expert in the field of Auricular Medicine.
Jennifer Zimmerer, L.Ac.
Jennifer has been practicing at our Center since we opened in 2008. Our patients are grateful for Jennifer's intuition, healing touch and energy sensitivity. She often incorporates massage and energy healing into her sessions (she is a Reiki Master), and prescribes herbs as well.
Jennifer is a national board certified and Oregon licensed Acupuncturist with a master’s degree in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. She is a general practitioner specializing in digestive, respiratory, and sleep disorders, emotional issues, women's health, stress management, fatigue, addiction recovery and pain relief.
Jennifer has helped hundreds of patients at our center to relieve pain, restore health, and achieve greater over-all wellness so that they can pursue their life’s work with joy and vitality.