Gretchen Hunter

Call the OCOM Clinic at 503-455-0950 to schedule an appointment

My vision is to help my community feel good in and about their bodies and minds. I have always felt passionate about helping people and an innate intuition which has guided me to lead my friends, family, and patients in the right direction. My journey to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was a long and winding road. After years of researching, witnessing and experiencing physical, mental, and emotional healing by means of safe, and natural methods I realized that making people feel better was my destiny and I decided to turn my passion (some might call it an obsession) into my profession. I spent several years working as an assistant to and alongside chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, doulas, naturopathic doctors, shamanic healers, and intuitive healers. I got to see the life changing benefits of integrative medicine firsthand. At the age of 34, I decided to deepen my own knowledge of medicine and enrolled in the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. While obtaining a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, I was also certified in the Mei Zen Acupuncture System where I learned the face, neck and abdominal treatments. I learned to treat an array of conditions from wrinkles of the face and neck to IBS and infertility. I graduated from OCOM in August of 2020. As an intern at Legacy hospital where my focus was on chronic and acute pain I was inspired by the results of this centuries old medicine. Working along the MD’s at the hospital has just confirmed for me the synergistic partnership of allopathic and alternative medicine, and I look forward to bridging the gap between the two systems. I have enjoyed watching my patients lives transform with each treatment in which I use modalities such as: Cupping, Gua Sha, Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Herbal formulas, diet, Shiatsu and movement to relieve pain, ease mental or physical trauma, promote healthy digestion and bring back an overall feeling of joy and wellbeing. I have a deep and personal understanding of chronic pain and the frustration that can come along with any kind of physical or emotional limitations. This medicine has helped me and helped others find the movement and piece of mind that is so important. I understand the needs of our community and look forward to bringing my education and passion for health to you!