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Curriculum Vitae


Eric F. Stephens, DAOM, L. Ac.

Office Address:
Acupuncture Center of Portland
511 SW 10th Ave., Suite 1006
Portland, OR 97205

Office Phone: 503-223-2845
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1970-1974   Pre-medical undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Santa Cruz

1974   Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz

1976-1979   Acupuncture training and internship at the Hong Kong Acupuncture College in association with the National Acupuncture Association

2004   Certified as teacher of Soaring Crane Qi Gong

2003-2005   Clinical doctoral studies in Oriental medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

2005   Advanced clinical internship in Oriental medicine at the affiliated hospitals of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China 2005 Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine


Positions Held

1978-2015   Private practice in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine

1980-1985   Faculty member, National College of Natural Medicine 1983-1995, 2000-2008 Faculty member, OCOM Masters program

1987-2012   Faculty member, Tri-State College of Acupuncture

1995-1999   Providence Elderplace, Staff acupuncturist

2005-2012   Faculty member, OCOM Doctoral program

2007-2009   Faculty, American College of TCM, Doctoral Program



1979-present    State of California Acupuncture License

1980-present   State of Oregon, Acupuncture License

1991-present    Diplomate in Acupuncture, NCCAOM

1994-present   Diplomate in Chinese Herbology, NCCAOM

2004   Teaching Certification in Soaring Crane Qi Gong, OCOM

2011-present   Certification in Sports Medicine Acupuncture ®

2015   Certification in Neurokinetic Therapy ®, Level One


Leadership Positions

1983   Co-founder of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

1983-1996   Chair of the OCOM Board of Trustees

1986-1988   President, Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and O.M.

1988-1994    Member of the Executive Council of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

1985-2005   Regularly serving as team leader and evaluator for the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and O.M. Research

2005-2006   Investigator in endometriosis research study (NIH – OAM &OCOM, sponsors)

2007  Investigator in bereavement research study (OHSU & NCNM)

2007-2009   Investigator in study using acupuncture for breast cancer post-surgical pain (Funded by Legacy Health Systems and OCOM)