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Dr. Taylor Flohr, DACM, LAc. 

I discovered the vast potential of Chinese Medicine through my own healing journey. In my twenties, I worked as a payroll accountant and developed a repetitive strain injury, which led to years of living with chronic pain. I was unable to carry a bag of groceries, write or even hold up a book without significant discomfort. I left my demanding desk job behind and was fortunate to find a skilled acupuncturist who embodied compassion. She was the first practitioner I saw who listened to my story with full presence and asked me not only about my physical health but my emotional, mental and spiritual well being. She was a partner in health, and inspired me to become a Chinese Medicine practitioner to fulfill that role for others. Years later and now pain-free, I feel immensely grateful to possess firsthand knowledge of how significant a toll chronic pain can take on a person’s overall well being. 

The more I practice and study acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, the more I am mystified by its potential to treat a wide variety of conditions in gentle, yet effective ways. Curious by nature, my style blends a variety of different modalities and techniques ranging from gentle Japanese-style to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to orthopedic acupuncture. Along with acupuncture, I also incorporate cupping, moxibustion, guasha, Shiatsu and Craniosacral therapy into my treatments. I believe that my patients possess the innate ability to heal from within and seek to empower each individual to return to health with personalized treatment plans, realistic goal-setting, and lifestyle recommendations. 

I enjoy treating a wide variety of conditions including musculoskeletal and chronic pain, mental-emotional imbalances like anxiety and depression, digestive disorders, women’s health, fatigue, stress, and insomnia. Additionally, I have received training in three different approaches to post-stroke recovery/rehabilitation and feel very enthusiastic about the efficacy of acupuncture and herbal medicine to help stroke survivors (and their caretakers!). 

In my free time, I enjoy practicing Buddhist meditation, traveling near and far, and spending time in nature with friends, my partner and our dog, Lou. 

My Training & Credentials:

I hold a dual Doctoral and Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) here in Portland. I am board certified by the NCCAOM and licensed by the state of Oregon to practice acupuncture and dispense Chinese herbal medicine. 

After completing my education at OCOM, I traveled to Bajrabarahi, Nepal to volunteer with the Acupuncture Relief Project where I spent 5 weeks serving as an acupuncture physician at a rural health clinic. I loved working with the population in Nepal and was able to treat a wide range of conditions in a region where few health care options exist. 

I also hold a BA in Women & Gender Studies and Public Health from Washington University in St. Louis and graduated with honors from Phi Beta Kappa. I love learning and indulging the whims of my curiosity and have completed the following additional trainings: 

  • Ongoing: Apprenticeship in Shimamura-style Japanese Acupuncture – Seishiro Hokazano
  • Spirit of the Points & 5 Element Acupuncture –  David Ford
  • Roots & Flowers Yin Sotai – Rande Lucas
  • Craniosacral Therapy Level I – Upledger Institute
  • Introduction to Teishin & Enshin Techniques – Dr. Bob Quinn 
  • Introduction to Applied Channel Theory – Dr. Jason Robertson
  • Foundations of Kiiko Style Acupuncture – Monika Kobylecha
  • Quantum Shiatsu for the 8 Extraordinary Vessels – Beth Hazzard

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About Green Lotus

Green Lotus Acupuncture is an Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine clinic located in the Foster/Powell area of SE Portland near 52nd Avenue.

We serve all of Portland, Clackamas, Milwaukie, Gresham, Troutdale, West Linn, Oregon City, and the surrounding areas.

Contact

Located inside Apex Wellness Center
5308 SE Rhone Street
Portland, OR 97206
Tel: 503-775-6885

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