Shahrzad Fakhravar L.Ac., Dipl. O.M grew up in Portland, Oregon as a first generation Iranian-American. As a child, her weak immune system led her grandmother to put together natural remedies from the “old country” to boost her health, introducing Shahrzad to natural medicine at a very young age.
During her undergraduate years at Portland State University, Shahrzad dealt with recurring migraines and seasonal colds that kept her in bed for several weeks each year. Signs of an autoimmune disorder began to surface and that’s when she turned to acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM). AOM helped her deal with her weak immune system, but also helped prevent the worsening of illnesses that had the potential to debilitate her. Shahrzad was hooked, and knew that she wanted to pursue her graduate degree in AOM.
Shahrzad graduated from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Her internships at OCOM Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic, OHSU Family Medicine Clinic and Quest Center for Integrative Health allowed her to focus on her interests in women’s health, pain management and auto-immune disorders.
Shahrzad finds great joy in helping her patient achieve balance and wellness, and empowers them to continue on their own healing path. L.Ac # 152813