who we are
Mika Watanabe, L.Ac., M.Ac.OM.
Owner and acupuncturist
I believe that people can change.
In my own life, change has come in many different forms: moving to new cities, starting a family, making my way through school, becoming a professional. Often the changes have felt positive. However, when they involved uncertainty, a decline in health, or a setback of a goal, the changes have also felt difficult and downright scary.
I came to Chinese medicine as the result of unexpected change. As a teenager, I was in a car accident that kept me in and out of hospitals for a number of years. While this experience as a patient filled me with gratitude for healthcare providers, it also gave me an awareness of the many shortcomings to Western medical care. A few years after my accident, I made an appointment with an acupuncturist out of curiosity. That experience opened my eyes to the potential of Chinese medicine to recognize and address the needs of the whole patient, and how empowering it was to receive care while being seen as an individual and not a collection of parts.
My personal experiences recovering from injury gave me the desire to help others in their healing process. My realizations from that first acupuncture treatment gave me the answer of how I was going to do it.
I have a strong desire to work with you as an ally in your journey through whatever changes life may be bringing to you right now. I am interested in empowering in you as the director of your own health, and do so by careful listening, honest advice, and an offering of healing modalities and herbal supplements that have an amazing ability to support you in manifesting the changes you desire. I approach the process of healing playfully and realistically, with a strong belief that enjoyment and comfort are medicines in their own right.
While I maintain a general practice and enjoy treating a wide-range of conditions, I place special emphasis on facial rejuvenation, dermatological conditions, scar therapy, digestive disorders, mental-emotional health, and pain conditions related to injury, trauma, and overuse.
Ki Hacely, N.D., L.Ac.
Dr. Ki Hacely is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist in the State of Oregon. She completed two programs from the National University of Natural Medicine, both the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and the Masters in Acupuncture. She was born abroad, part of a military family, but the Pacific Northwest has been her home since she was a small child.
Ki discovered Natural medicine while attending the University of Washington, in Seattle. Knowing she wanted to help others, she quickly discovered natural medicine to be aligned with her inner desire for health. Growing up with a chronically ill parent and having her own health struggles, she was able to apply and benefit from natural therapies. She learned; what you do, say, think, believe and promote, on a daily basis, has lasting effects.
Dr. Hacely’s approach to medicine is to first listen to a person’s story. Their story can lead to the root of a person’s disharmony. From this story, an individualized plan to promote healing and optimal function can be cooperatively developed. As a doctor, (docere or teacher in latin), Dr. Hacely believes in educating her patient’s on how to live life healthier and prevent disease. She has experience helping people with chronic and debilitating illnesses such as pain, digestive disorders, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, heart disease, hormone irregularities, mental/emotional issues, etc. Her favorite healing modality is acupuncture and she incorporates acupuncture when caring for and treating her patients.
Ki is a lifelong learner and is inspired by new and traditional therapies to enhance the body’s innate healing response. When Ki is not working with patients you can find her spending time with her family and friends, exploring nature, learning new skills, and exploring ways to bring more joy and flow in her life and those she cares for.
Born and raised in Southern California, following my parents to Oregon in 1991 I became transplanted in Silverton and have been happily serving our community since. After approximately eight years between our two grocery stores I became employed by Silverton Hospital where I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to expand my customer service and community based skills to healthcare which I truly believe is my calling. The transition to Eastern Medicine in an acupuncture setting has been delightful and I thoroughly enjoy the continued growth of my knowledge in healthcare and being a part of our community.
In my time away from the clinic, I enjoy hiking, camping, and all of the great outdoors Oregon has to offer, reading, staying fit and my two labradors.
Our founder, Marjorie Eng