Inner Court Acupuncture


Kate brings nearly 20 years as a modern dancer and 10 years of experience as a personal trainer and instructor of the Gyrotonic Expansion System® to her therapeutic practice. Her focus is heavily influenced by the Acupuncture Physical Medicine approach of Dr. Mark Seem, founder of the Tri-State College of Acupuncture.

APM is a unique, hands-on style of acupuncture ideally suited for influencing the holding patterns of the body - the places where we become bound, resistant, and inflexible. She also incorporates a solid foundation of both classical Chinese Medicine, as well as Japanese acupuncture through the filter of Kiiko Matsumoto into her work.

Kate is engaged in the long term study and practice of Five Element Alchemical acupuncture with master teacher Lorie Dechar. She became a certified practitioner of contemporary cupping methods with the International Cupping Therapy Association in January 2009.

This diverse background and education makes Kate a flexible and grounded practitioner who enjoys discovering the unique and personal path of each patient she works with. Part of that joyous challenge is intuiting how best to use these eclectic tools in attentive support of that journey.

She is currently licensed in Oregon State, license number AC00988, and is a diplomate in Acupuncture with the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).

Kate is very lucky to be a part of a wonderful team of wellness practitioners located in the Burlingame neighborhood of Southwest Portland. The office integrates the practices of Anne Prescott, D.C, Chiropractor and LMT (, Yvonne Kreger, Naturopathic Physician, and Brenda Jacobs Jones, Licensed Massage Therapist (