About Mary Jean Brinkman
Mary Jean Brinkman L.A.c., MAcOM believes everyone's path to wellness is unique and their own and she will listen to and work with your individual needs to help set you on your path to whole body wellness.
Mary Jean's specializes in the treatment of any type of pain condition, injuries related to auto or work related accidents, mental/emotional issues such as stress, anxiety, and depression, digestive complaints, insomnia and other sleep disturbances, headaches, women's health related issues, fatigue, allergy elimination and so much more... She also believes in the healing power of food and lifestyle modifications and can work with you around nutrition and lifestyle coaching as well.
After she completed her Master's Degree at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM), She traveled to Nanjing, China where she worked with several doctors associated with the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This experience deepened her understanding of the medicine and honed her skills as an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She is board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbology and also holds a BA in Sociology and Human Relations from St Cloud State University.
Mary Jean is a current board member of her state professional association (Oregon Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) as well as a certified Qigong Instructor through the Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School.
Languages Spoken English
School Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
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Styles of Acupuncture
- OAA - Oregon Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
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Q: I have always had a problem when it comes to my gag reflex. As a kid I even had a problem wearing a mouth piece and going to the dentist. but it still has not gone away, even today if i go to the dentist it is very hard for me to allow anything in my mouth without gagging and eventually vomiting. I also have a problem when shirts are tight around my neck. Is there any hope in acupuncture?
A: There are some very simple acupuncture points that have been proven to calm down the gag reflex. Acupuncture point: Ren 24 The first point i... Read More