About Our Clinic
What To Expect:
There is a minimal amount of paperwork to be filled out before the first visit. After paperwork is finished, we will do an in-depth intake regarding your symptoms. Then Acupuncture, which is almost always painless, is performed with the patient's comfort in mind.
At the end of the visit we will discuss our treatment plan moving forward. We are in-network with most insurance companies and perform insurance pre-certifications. Please give us a call if you have any questions about our clinic.
Karen Kaufman, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Karen is excited to be returning to Innerhealth where she worked a decade ago with founder, Angela Pfaffenberger.
An Oregon native, Karen grew up in Astoria and is a graduate of U of O. After earning a doctorate in psychology at Claremont and teaching at a university, she decided to enhance her interest in Chinese Medicine by attending the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe, NM. After earning a master’s degree in Chinese Medicine, she received funding to do acupuncture research and has taught in the acupuncture doctoral program at ACTCM in San Francisco. She has been seeing patients in private practice for 13 years.
Karen uses a gentle approach, employing every skill she has acquired along the way, often with a dose of good humor. She effortlessly combines her east/west training and is particularly attuned to psychological aspects of pain and illness. She considers treating stress her major area of expertise, both in terms of addressing the everyday hassles that can grind a person down and result in pain, and in treating the fallout from major life stressors and trauma that can, of course, negatively affect health.