Pearl Acupuncture & Healing Center is an outstanding group of health care practitioners that has been serving Sandy, OR since 2004.
Anna Zell LAc is the founder of the clinic, originally in Estacada, OR. She purchased the Way of Health practice of in 2004 and consolidated her practices in Sandy, OR. Tsueyhwa Lai LAc, PhD, Renee Rodden LMT and Heather Michet, registered Aromatherapist complete the clinic offerings with their exceptional skills.
We are passionate about natural medicine. We believe that your body has an inherent ability to heal. We support and assist your unique healing process by joining the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Western massage and nutritional therapy. Our goal is to meet your health needs at all stages of life using natural therapies.
The calm relaxing clinic environment is a place for transformation, growth and healing. We strive to provide excellent care and a focus on collaboration, mentorship and support for each patient.
Anna continued her studies after OCOM by becoming a certified nutritional therapy practitioner. Prior to moving to Oregon for acupuncture school, Anna lived in Minneapolis, MN and was a shiatsu massage therapist. She now lives on thirteen acres with her husband and raises heritage Jacob sheep. Her hobbies are spinning and dyeing wool, knitting, reading, gardening and cooking.
Dr Lai specializes in women's health and geriatric care. She also discovered she enjoys working with pediatric patients while in private practice since 2002. She has also worked at OCOM as doctoral clinic chair and taught Chinese dietary therapy until 2014. She see's the most important role of a doctor; besides alleviating pain and discomfort, is to assist patients in regaining health through lifestyle changes and self care. She treats her patients with acupuncture, herbs, and dietary recommendations. Patients are encouraged to be involved in their healing process through self massage, nutrition and exercises. Dr Lai currently lives in Corbett, Oregon with her daughter Felicia. They enjoy reading, music, and developing their TCM herb farm.
Renee Rodden LMT, has been relaxing sore muscles in the Sandy area since 1999. She excels in working with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, pregnancy, TMD and motor vehicle injuries. If you haven’t had a massage from Renee, you’ve been missing out! Renee has two cats that give her much joy, while demanding daily massage.
Heather has been practicing massage and bodywork since 2012 after training at The New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics. She uses many different modalities such as Swedish, Swedish Esalen, Polarity Therapy, Ortho-bionomy, Hot Stones and Aromatherapy among others. She believes we are made of more than just flesh and bone and the whole person needs to be treated and de-stressed to encourage the body to release old patterns. She is also certified in Restorative ExerciseTM, which is a Movement Therapy created by Bio-Mechanist Katy Bowman and teaches alignment correctives and body-holding habit modifications to take into daily life. She knows that Massage and Bodywork can be indispensible for helping to heal, but also offers clients to think, “ What might I be doing everyday to create this issue?” The idea is that with some information a person is able to change things and create healing in themselves. Heather is also a trained Colon Hydro-therapist and has a B.S. in Agriculture. When not in session she is probably out hiking around or planting veggies and medicinal herbs for market!