Bob Quinn, DAOM, L.Ac. has been a full-time Associate Professor of Chinese Medicine at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland since 2009; before that he taught and supervised at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM). At NUNM he supervises in the university health center and teaches various courses. He first entered acupuncture practice in 1998 with a master’s degree from OCOM. He later returned to earn his doctoral degree in Chinese medicine in 2008.
Since 1999 Bob has been studying various Japanese styles of acupuncture, bodywork, and moxibustion. He has published many articles in his field, as well as book reviews and interviews with noted authorities. In his practice Bob is committed to the gentle approaches developed in Japan; he finds in these styles a good match for patients suffering from chronic illness, and he enjoys the challenge of helping these patients recover.
Bob also has a passion for working with infants and children with a style of treatment called shonishin (aka shonihari). In shonishin treatment needles are usually not inserted; instead tools are used to tap, press, vibrate, and stroke acupuncture points and channels. It is a pleasant experience for children and over time quite helpful in the treatment of many common childhood problems, such as tantrums, insomnia, night terrors, bedwetting, poor appetite, constipation, eczema, earaches, and various body pains.
Bob also prescribes herbal medicine; in fact, in the past he owned an herb company with a few partners. In his herbal practice he draws primarily on his studies with noted sinologist and herbalist Heiner Fruehauf, Ph.D., L.Ac. It is an eclectic approach to herb formulation and well suited for the treatment of chronic Lyme disease. (Dr. Fruehauf is a noted scholar of the use of Chinese herbs in the treatment of chronic Lyme.)
At NUNM Bob teaches Asian Bodywork. He has studied shiatsu, traditional Thai massage, Sotai, and qigong tuina. His style of acupuncture is informed by all these studies in bodywork, giving him a very gentle, hands-on approach. At the end of a treatment his goal is for a patient to feel renewed and transformed in mind and body.
Bob Quinn continues his studies in herbal medicine, bodywork, and acupuncture in the hopes of being able to help ever more of the patients who come to him for assistance. He considers it his mission, and he is dedicated to continually improving his understanding of medicine and his treatment skills.
Bob Quinn is practicing from his home in SW Portland on Mondays and Wednesdays. He can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org